44 Amazing Ideas For Your Backyard Patio and Deck Space


This winter seems to be taking forever to switch over, especially since we’ve been dumped with more snow than I can remember.  Many of us in northern climates feel the same way, desperate for summer, or even weather in the upper 50’s!  I’m looking forward to transforming our backyard into a serene space.  The main area of focus is a deck or patio that is great for relaxing and entertaining.  Here is a collection of ideas I have.  Some of the spaces and pools may not be realistic, but bits and pieces are.  This is what inspires me. Oh, and if you are looking for a reputable company to make these dreams come true, I would recommend a company like Imperial Building & Roofing Co Inc.

Backyard Deck & Patio Inspiration

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beautiful wood deck with fireplace, overhead heater and built in benches
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patio with white beams, strung lights, California feel.  Love the plants and dark wood floor in contrast to the white house/beams.
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The strung lights look amazing and the pool is so clean looking. Love the palm trees in planters and the teak wood furniture.
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nice outdoor setup with benches, table, and strung lights. cool for a separate oasis in addition to a deck.
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love the privacy, the slate, high walls, and perfect green landscape make this look very stately.
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white brick fireplace, slate patio. simple outdoor space.  love the white picnic table too.
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cool pergola and nice gravel surround and stone work
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ignore everything but the deck and this looks cool. I like the idea of building a jacuzzi into a deck. and i like the trees hanging over the deck. Also, the steps and stonework are nice.
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this deck material is beautiful and simple. I think it’s a mahogany deck. I like how it goes right up to the uncut grass.
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i love the idea of a built in pool. not a huge one, just a small square, simple soaking tub that can be heated in the winter… deck goes right up to it.
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I love this narrow deck and simple pool. perfect. reminds me of little compton, rhode island style.
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i like the steps and built in planters / benches on this deck. Not so much the colors or anything else.
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love this white pergola, picnic table and decking. nice how it’s attached to the house with a deck above it. could do this with a master bedroom.
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just because you have a small deck doesn’t mean it can’t look beautiful. I love the plans and steps.
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i love the idea of this privacy wall made out of wood, attached to the deck
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pergola with vines
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small deck with Adirondack chairs
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nice deck material and L shaped deck seating
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wow, this pool and stone surround look amazing.
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all I like here is the built in jacuzzi and deck. Not so much the fence etc..
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white pergola with light gray deck, steps down to yard
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nice covered patio, coastal look with beams
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spa like back yard. love the stone, deck, and plants
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love the low deck, plants, stone and plants surrounding it
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love the dark harmony deck, with white trim and blue accents
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awesome little garden area, compact
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love the plants, fireplace, and concrete wall with bright green grass accent
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rustic and simple deck
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amazing pool and deck setup. I love the stairs down tot he pool and the deck. the smaller sized pool is perfect.  the clean lines and slate look great.
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cool idea for a fire pit, but too small for the huge fires i have.
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love the privacy wall, plants, seating and decking
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awesome idea for built in deck accent lighting. I also love the plants as another barrier
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plant wall with nice stonework, nice seating area and a gas fire pit on this patio
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love the lights
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nice eating area on this patio with strung lights. dark concept.
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my dream pool and deck. simple and clean.
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this deck and landscape look awesome. love the trees built next to it.
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wow, this soaking pool and deck are nice
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perfect pool and deck
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nice clean, small deck
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trees built in to deck
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build deck around trees
string lights around a pergola


Nautical Door Knocker Inspiration

After you see this nautical door knocker inspiration post, one things for certain, you won’t need to search on Pinterest or Google images for the right coastal door knocker, because I already did that for you (unless you’re looking for ultra tacky door knockers).  I first saw coastal door knockers at my favorite local getaway, Castle Hill Inn, in Newport RI.  Their stunning cottages feature coastal colors and solid wood doors, with VERY noticeable door knockers.  Each door has a different knocker, many of which are below.  It’s tough to choose which one looks best, especially because you want to make sure they’re not too tacky!

nautical door knocker inspiration

brass anchor door knocker on a blue door, great contrast


brass oyster door knocker


the classic crab door knocker


antique style anchor door knocker


blue crab door knocker – bright, but looks good on natural light wood


I love the brass / bronze crab door knocker on a red door


quahog door knocker


seahorse door knocker (I think they have this one at Castle Hill Inn)


I think the left one is tacky, but the lobster door knocker looks awesome



A variation on the anchor door knocker


This dolphin door knocker is really cool, I couldn’t find the source


Of course, the dolphin door knocker


and the unique mussel cluster door knocker