The backyard is the perfect place for entertaining, but sometimes it's the last part of the home that gets any attention. If that's the case for you, here's some beautiful inspiration that will help motivate you to spruce up your outdoor space.
The makeover above was a pretty drastic one. The owner started from scratch, creating the perfect gathering area for family and friends. Seating is the key here, along with some strategic landscaping. Head over to Hometalk to see more images of the backyard. [Photo: Hometalk]
The space above felt cold and uninviting, with too much cement and not enough furniture. An indoor outdoor rug worked wonders for the space, along with some rustic-chic tables and sofas. Read more about the transformation on Centsational Girl. [Photo: Centsational Girl]
The problem with this backyard was a lack of shade... so they added a gazebo. Problem solved! And tons of comfortable seating makes it the perfect spot for family and friends to congregate. Read lots more about the makeover process over at PB&J Stories. [Photo: PB&J Stories]
Who wouldn't want to hang out in this amazing backyard? Take a cue from this homeowner by adding a tile patio floor and padded seating - and your friends will flock to your house! Find more inspiration here. [Photo: Coastal Living]
This patio makeover didn't require an entire renovation... just a few extra bucks and some decorating genius. A table and chairs provide the perfect spot for a few friends to mingle, while string lights shed a pretty, warm light over the space. Head over to Sugar & Cloth to read more about the makeover and check out the rest of the fabulous blog. [Photo: Kimberly Chau Photography]
This Curbly post was originally published in June 2014. We're sharing it today because it's summer!