35 Dynamic Backyard Landscapes Design Ideas

Cipriano Modern

Summer might be coming to an end but no matter the time of year or the occasion, what could be better than a relaxing evening perched out in your own backyard? (Note: this might not be as appealing out in the rain or snow) Regardless, a beautiful, dynamic backyard will do wonders in making your home more inviting and help your property values climb. Also, it wouldn’t be nice to just let a backyard sit with grass or maybe even trash. Even a small backyard can be a great place to stay on especially during sunny afternoons. Even the kids will enjoy spending time outdoors. There are different features that you can add to the backyard like a pool, patio, fountain, fire pit and others. Here are 35 ideas that can help you design your backyard.


A modern backyard has white pavers but still have an area with greens on it. Lovely swing chairs grace the area. Image Source: Canny Design


This place doesn’t just have a gazebo and a patio but it is surrounded with natural landscaping. Image Source: Paradise Restored


The blue outdoor chairs had a great addition to the appeal of this backyard. Image Source: A Blade of Grass

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A cozy get-together

Image: Cipriano Landscape Design

This design utilizes a handsome, stone splattered fireplace and suede lounge chairs to really pull this space together. Wood flooring provides an inviting space to sit around the fire and spend needed time with your family. The space is warmed up even further with a clean, modern rug. A stone pathway leads to either a fountain or a hot tub- whichever you prefer. Whether your backyard is spacious or modest, the patio will do much to make your yard inviting and comforting.


A refreshing day by the pool

Image: Siemasko + Verbridge

This space, on the other hand, is unabashedly for the larger backyard looking to take advantage of the space. With plenty of room for a pool, the tiled patio is ready to handle a pool party or a barbeque. Shaded seating provides a reprise from the rush and fun of a summer day.


Your simple garden retreat

Image: Huettl Landscape Architecture

Your backyard may be modest but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. This simple design utilizes stone tiling to provide a clear path throughout your backyard. A shady spot tucked into the corner of your garden is the perfect place to relax and read.


Aside from the green wall, this too has green grass covering that complements with the wooden fence. Image Source: South Pointe Companies


Nothing could beat a backyard with a fire pit. This will look even better if there is a pool in the area.Image Source: Paradise Restored


A spacious backyard which has a good distribution of area from a patio to a lawn. Image Source: Siemasko + Verbridge


A hideaway in the urban jungle

Image: Field Outdoor Spaces

Between all the hustle and bustle of the big city, sometimes you need a little break from all the urban noise. Well what better than escaping to your own little urban oasis? A whimsical stone path winds through your yard and garden. Comfortable, upholstered chairs are the perfect place to settle down in after a long day at work. Luscious garden plants provide a beautiful escape from a 9-5 work day.


Classic and elegant entertaining

Image: Urban Landscape

Simple, yet elegant, this design is perfect for those who love to entertain. A classic fireplace is the focal point of your patio. Your guests will have no worries about where to sit- not with two plush upholstered sofas. Tan stone adds a modern element to this otherwise classical design and flood lights provide substantial lighting. Two simple pillars do much to add a hint of class to this backyard without breaking the bank.


This traditional house has a lovely landscape design that could encourage the kids to run around in it. Image Source: Key Residential


The backyard has a beautiful layout. Just look at the curvy path and the circular garden in the center. Image Source: Poetic Plantings


Dark tiled beauty

Image: Southview Design

Even a small backyard can be elegant and inviting. Dark tiles do much to give this backyard a modern character, while well maintained shrubbery does much to give this space a much needed splash of color. This backyard is the perfect place to have a modest, family dinner or sip a couple margitas in the comfort of your little suburban hideaway.


Love the colorful pillows in this outdoor bench! It added fun to the backyard which has other colors from the plants too. Image Source: Harold Leidner Landscape Architects


A contemporary backyard has an outdoor dining area for more family bonding with nature. Image Source: Grant and Power Landscaping


A hint of the tropics in your own backyard

Image: Lorraine Vale

Bring the tropics into your own home with this spacious design. A strong, yet simple patio cover does much to guard your home from the elements- wherever you may be- yet really pulls this space together. White, no nonsense tiles clean up your backyard and bring a little piece of Miami with them. A fountain adds a splash of elegance to your patio and tall palm fronds do much to provide you with your own little island paradise away from the working day.


The outdoor space here is dramatic with a fountain and some plants that served as a decor in the area. Image Source: Exteriors By Chad Robert


Who wouldn’t want to rest in a place like this? It has flowers and a patio with comfy outdoor furniture.Image Source: A Blade of Grass


Sounds like it’s family movie night

Image: Pedersen Associates

Whether you have a large family or just need a beautiful retreat, this space is for you. Spacious, comfortable seating ensures no one will be left out in the cold. An inviting fireplace is the centerpiece of this space. Whether it’s family movie night or a party, there’s plenty of space for the kids to run around and for the adults to perch. String lights add an inexpensive romantic element- bathing your backyard in a comfortable glow.


Cozy and clean

Image: Stout Design-Build

Simple and comfortable, this design is perfect for a no nonsense gathering. Broad cut stone lends your space a simple element to tie everything together with. A fireplace is again the focal of this design. Chairs and a round table do much to inspire conversation and provide you and your loved ones with a place to relax after a long day hustling and bustling.


Simple and sweet

Image: Frank & Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc.

No matter the size of your backyard, there’s no denying that a simple patio cover can do much to give your backyard some character. And that’s what this white cover does here. Providing the perfect place to grow crape myrtles or simply crash after a long day, this patio cover lends itself nicely to this simple space. A cement path winds throughout your backyard, settling at a small seating area to fit any occasion.


Nature at your back door

Image: Siemasko + Verbridge

Whether you’re deep in suburbia or situated at the head of your very own forest, this clean space is simple yet it does a lot. Relying on nature to provide the scenery, a couple of chairs and some white tile create an inviting space while giving your kids plenty of room to be, well, kids.


A modern backyard has all the elements that a modern outdoor space wants.Image Source: Nathan Smith Landscape Design


Very gorgeous outdoor space indeed! It has a fire pit and a pool for a contrast of warmth and coolness. Image Source: McNeill Photography


How about adding a waterfalls in your very own backyard? You don’t have to go to the park to have a place like this. Image Source: Conrado – Home Builders


The perfect space for a zen place

Image: AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.

Drawing from Japanese tradition, these rock gardens provide your backyard with an energized, yet beautiful focal point. A statue or fountain will do much to give your yard some interest, while these rock gardens can help you make the most of sparse space. Perfect for the homeowner with little landscaping wiggle room.


Weenie roasts and pool parties await

Image: Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture

A pool sits invitingly on the sidelines but the real star of this backyard is the fire pit. Hosting a weenie roast or a barbecue is no problem when you’ve got this conversational piece. It’s the perfect place to warm up after a long day splashing in your pool or to gather friends for a fun evening of board games or stories.


A rectangular fire pit can also be a good option for the backyard. Image Source: KCS, Inc.


Bushes and green grass cover are seen here as well as a raised patio with a water feature. Image Source: Golightly Landscape Architecture


Rustic summer fun

Image: Alderwood Landscaping

This backyard also features a central fire pit but here, brick furnishings and stone tiling give this space a welcome, rustic element. A raised patio area provides ideal seating for meals or gatherings. And what could be better than relaxing by your very own fire pit in a comfortable chair? Not much, that’s what.

Your dream backyard?

Your dream backyard?

Image: JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors Construction

There’s no doubt about it- this yard is the ideal summer suburban get-away. And how, with this spacious pool. Smooth, turtle shell tiling warms up this space and pulls everything together while clean, while two well planted trees give your yard a natural element.


That sky is stunning but that isn’t the focus here. The backyard is just neat and beautiful. Image Source: Rob Kyne


A natural pool with a bridge can be a charming addition to your backyard just like this one. Image Source: California Pools


A small modern backyard with some Asian touch with that sculpture placed near the corner. Image Source: SRM Architecture and Interiors

Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or simply want to get away from it all, the right backyard can give you a comfortable space to do all that and more. Think of what you need from your backyard and with the right design elements, you can spruce up any space- whether small or spacious- into an inviting suburban oasis. Other than that, you can also have a certain space where you can spend time with family and friends while being with the embrace of nature. It would really be nice to have a beautiful backyard landscape like the ones we have presented above.