Outdoor Ideas

Outdoor ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a outdoor and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Jardin Moodboard designed by Chloe Valdez
Jardin MoodboardDesigned by Chloe Valdez
Adult Playroom  designed by Xakota Espinoza
Adult Playroom Designed by Xakota Espinoza
Backyard Patio designed by Jined Holladay
Backyard PatioDesigned by Jined Holladay
My Dream Patio designed by Cayla Barry
My Dream PatioDesigned by Cayla Barry
Neighbor Design Challenge designed by Selena Wyant
Neighbor Design ChallengeDesigned by Selena Wyant
Lounging Outside designed by Grace Ingle
Lounging OutsideDesigned by Grace Ingle
Afloral designed by Liz Nevil-Smith
AfloralDesigned by Liz Nevil-Smith
Outdoor designed by Lauren Houston
OutdoorDesigned by Lauren Houston
Outdoor Mood Board designed by Shellie Kemp
Outdoor Mood BoardDesigned by Shellie Kemp
Outdoor Mood Board designed by Stephanie Oldfield
Outdoor Mood BoardDesigned by Stephanie Oldfield
Clooney Como Patio designed by jenn matilla
Clooney Como PatioDesigned by jenn matilla
Neighbor Design challenge designed by Rachel Vincent
Neighbor Design challengeDesigned by Rachel Vincent
Neighbor haven collection Outdoor Space designed by Tanika Christian
Neighbor haven collection Outdoor SpaceDesigned by Tanika Christian
Side Porch_Mockup designed by MK Alderman
Side Porch_MockupDesigned by MK Alderman
Summer Dinners designed by Hilah Stahl
Summer DinnersDesigned by Hilah Stahl
Dream Patio designed by Kaci Chesser McCombs
Dream PatioDesigned by Kaci Chesser McCombs
Garden Party designed by Lindsey LaPrime
Garden PartyDesigned by Lindsey LaPrime
Summer Mood Board designed by Victoria Villasenor
Summer Mood BoardDesigned by Victoria Villasenor
June Mood designed by Alyssa Pearson
June MoodDesigned by Alyssa Pearson
Outdoor deck designed by LaShay Esther
Outdoor deckDesigned by LaShay Esther
Neighbor Design Challenge designed by Morgan Summers
Neighbor Design ChallengeDesigned by Morgan Summers
Untitled designed by Maria Palantino
UntitledDesigned by Maria Palantino
Roof designed by Becky Case
RoofDesigned by Becky Case
Brooklyn backyard designed by Ashley Carvalho
Brooklyn backyardDesigned by Ashley Carvalho

Design tips for decorating a stylish outdoor

Here’s how to achieve the aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a outdoor?

Outdoor spaces offer a unique opportunity to blend the comfort of indoor living with the beauty of nature. Whether you're designing a cozy patio, a vibrant garden, or a functional outdoor kitchen, the design of your outdoor space is key to creating an environment where relaxation and entertainment can flourish side by side (and mother nature can shine!).

Here's how to approach your outdoor makeover for a seamless transition from indoors to out:

  • Zoning: Define distinct areas for different activities, such as dining, lounging, and gardening. Consider the flow between these zones to encourage easy movement and interaction.
  • Furniture Selection: Choose pieces that not only complement your aesthetic but are also durable and suited for outdoor conditions. Consider the scale of the furniture in relation to the space to avoid overcrowding or underutilization.
  • Natural Elements: Integrate your layout with the existing landscape. Use the contours of your garden, the direction of sunlight, and natural wind patterns to inform the placement of furniture and features.
  • Privacy and Comfort: Incorporate elements that enhance privacy and comfort, such as strategic plantings, pergolas, or screens. These can also add texture and color to your outdoor space.
  • Lighting: Plan for a mix of functional and ambient lighting to extend the usability of your outdoor space into the evening. Solar-powered lights, lanterns, and LED strips can illuminate paths and highlight key features without overwhelming the natural night-time setting.

By carefully considering these elements, you can create an outdoor design that not only extends your living space but also enhances your connection to the outdoors, making every moment spent outside a rejuvenating experience​​. If you need an extra hand in your design process, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Room.

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