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I love getting together with friends for a BBQ, cookout or other social gatherings. Holidays like Memorial Day and July 4th are great times for a backyard BBQ, but you don’t need a holiday in order to spend time together outside of your house. All you need is an amazing deck or back porch that is inviting. Not everyone has the space for an outdoor deck, but these 5 fabulous ones should definitely give you inspiration for renovating yours if you do have the space.

source: The White Buffalo Styling Co.

1. Boho Screened Porch

This actually used to be a she-shed, and now it’s a fabulously chic screened in porch. It looks like it belongs in a home decorating magazine! I love the combination of prints and textures, and the ceiling fan and string lights are a great touch. It looks so cozy and peaceful! Did someone say book club meeting area?

Check out The White Buffalo Styling Co. to see how this transformation was done!

source: Mobile Bay Magazine

2. Ranch Style Renovation

The focal point of this deck- the swing bed- is what makes this space so amazing! Can’t you just imagine laying there with your favorite book or magazine, swinging gently as the sounds of nature surround you? Ok, so it would probably be more like your kids pushing you on the swing and laughing as you try to get five minutes of peace, but it still looks really pretty!

Check out Mobile Bay Magazine, which shares how this deck and outdoor swing bed were constructed.

source: The Everygirl via Dot & Bo

3. Natural Elements

With a fish print rug, a plant on a corner table and colors reminiscent of the outdoors, this patio design is all about nature. I love the combination of colors and textures. This space really comes to life with all of the different elements. You could totally re-create this look by upcycling items like side tables, a welcome mat or folding chairs.

Get more great ideas on home design by checking out Dot & Bo.

source: The Fresh Exchange via Dot & Bo

4. Zen-sational Greenery

I don’t practice yoga, but I would totally use this deck to do it. It’s so zen and relaxing. The tribal looking rug really stands out, while the greenery adds texture and color to the space. I bet the air is so fresh and the wood probably smells nice and rustic. This is totally OHM-azing, am I right?

Hop back over to Dot & Bo for more deck designs inspired by tranquil living.

source: Donna Dotan via House of Turquoise

5. Trendy And Modern

You may or may not know that I love rainbows, which means I love bright colors, which means this little patio is right up my alley. The vibrant hues add so much character, as well as the wood paneled walls and the flooring (is that tile or concrete? I don’t know, but it looks fabulous!). There’s color, there’s texture, there’s flowers, when do I get to come over and nap on those stylish throw pillows?

If you like bright colors too, especially turquoise, you’ve got to check out House of Turquoise for more decorating and design ideas!

 


Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar
Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar