Stylish Outdoor Spaces for Modern Living

A modern and stylish house with a swimming pool at night.

For those who dwell in more modern style homes, you want your outdoor living space to be an extension of your indoor design.  Clean lines, minimal ornamentation and contemporary furniture complement the modern home.  Let’s take a closer look at some stylish outdoor spaces for modern living.

A modern house with stylish outdoor spaces overlooking the ocean at dusk.
Luxurious modern outdoor living space (home-designing)
A stylish modern home with outdoor spaces and a view of the ocean.
A spacious modern outdoor living area (HGTV)

A view can set the pace for any outdoor living area.  In modern city housing, a rooftop outdoor living space needs comfortable seating from which to enjoy the view.  Well-maintained pots of greenery and even wall gardens can be installed to enhance a natural setting.

A stylish wooden deck for modern living with a view of the city.
Rooftop modern living space (home-designing)
A stylish wooden deck with grey furniture and potted plants.
City views are the highlight of this rooftop living area (homedesignbee)

Lighting is just as significant outdoors as it is for interiors if you want to enjoy nights in your backyard.  Overhead lighting installed on the house illuminates larger areas, while lighting on stairs and decking add accent.  Additional lighting from outdoor lamps and fire pits add to the overall ambiance.

A stylish modern house with a deck at dusk.
Modern outdoor living space at night (chictip)
A stylish outdoor space featuring a wooden deck and a hammock.
Modern outdoor living space (aolhouse)
A stylish patio with a fire pit in the middle for modern living.
Fire pit enchants this modern outdoor space (decomoko.blogspot)
A stylish outdoor living area with a kitchen and dining area.
Beautifully illuminated modern outdoor living space (interiordesignseminar)

Architectural features, such as overhead structures and interesting details, give the modern outdoor space interest.  Built-in benches, planter boxes and fire pits create interesting functional areas.  When you want to take a break from the sun, overhead structures provide shade and shelter from the weather.

A stylish wooden slatted fence for modern outdoor spaces.
Modern design for outdoor living areas (meddiodesign)
A stylish wooden deck with a wooden table and chairs.
Covered area ideal for this modern outdoor space (studiogblog)
Stylish patio with white furniture.
Shades keep this modern outdoor space cool (holzmaninteriors)
A stylish wooden shed with a swing and a table.
Modern outdoor shelter (trendier)
Stylish outdoor living with a modern wooden dining area.
A semi-enclosed modern outdoor space (home-designing)
A stylish patio with a fire pit for modern outdoor living.
Modern rooftop living space (outdoorlivingplanet)

A swimming pool in the backyard is an added luxury that blends seamlessly into a modern outdoor area.  Make room for lounging around the pool after a long swim.  Include a running water feature to enhance the overall swimming area.

A stylish modern house with a pool and lawn, perfect for outdoor living.
A small swimming pool enhances this outdoor space (interiordesignarticle)
A stylish backyard with a pool and lounge chairs for modern living.
A narrow pool is just right for this modern outdoor space (rodican)
A stylish backyard oasis with a pool and lounge chairs for modern living.
A place for everything in this beautiful modern outdoor space (decoist)
A stylish red pool surrounded by trees and steps for modern living.
Amazing red swimming pool (Ricardo Bofill via 212concept.com)

Stylish seating takes center stage when designing a modern outdoor space.  Choose pieces that are comfortable and fit within your entertaining needs.  Offer a variety of seating options, such as long benches or sofas in addition to chairs and stools for portable seating.

A stylish backyard with a fire pit and patio furniture for modern living.
Comfortable seating options abound in this modern outdoor space (mostbeautifulgardens)
Stylish outdoor wicker furniture in a garden.
Colorful seating in this modern outdoor living area (decoist)
Stylish outdoor living space featuring a wooden ceiling.
Cozy seating is plenty in this modern outdoor area (betterhomelifestyle)
Stylish outdoor living area with wicker furniture and fireplace for modern living.
Modern seating makes this outdoor space a comfortable space to gather (paradizo)
An outdoor living area with stylish couches and a fire pit for modern living.
Lots of seating and comfortable cushions enhance this outdoor living space (realhousedesign)
A stylish patio with a fire pit and orange furniture.
Gather around the fire with comfortable seating in this modern outdoor space (architectureartdesigns)

For the finishing touch, pay attention to details that make the space more welcoming.  Neatly arranged planters and sections of greenery soften the space and add color throughout the year.  Unique sculptures add interest.  Fire pits and outdoor stereo systems raise the entertainment and comfort level.  Don’t forget throw pillows for added comfort, style and color.

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A stylish garden with white urns and green grass.
Neatly contained natural area in this modern outdoor space (gardenandlandscapeideas.org)
Stylish outdoor spaces with a wooden deck and patio for modern living.
Sculpture adds interest to the modern outdoor living space (ranario)
A stylish backyard with a pool and a fire pit for modern living.
Modern amenities create a versatile outdoor living space (bestgarden.net)
A stylish outdoor living area with a wooden deck and a hot tub.
A tabletop fire and hot tub add to the comfort in this modern outdoor living area (latricedesigns)

Modern outdoor living areas embrace nature while taking full advantage of your home’s contemporary style.  Comfortable seating, modern amenities for entertainment, a swimming pool perhaps, interesting architectural details and a few personal touches make the modern outdoor living space an oasis with a flair for style.

 

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