15 Fantastic Backyard Ideas Styled To Feel Like A Vacation Getaway


Create an amazing getaway experience in the comfort of your own property with these fabulous backyard ideas. Just imagine wandering out to your backyard to see lush vegetation, beautiful lounge furniture, a swaying hammock, an inviting fire pit, a beautiful water feature, or the magical ambiance of string lights.

You don’t have to travel far to get a vacation-like experience when you can just create one in your own backyard. Adding some simple details can transform your outdoor space into a relaxing oasis. Select a combination of design elements that will help you to create a haven of relaxation.

Are you ready to transform your outdoor space into a vacation-like oasis? Have a look below for the wonderful collection of backyard ideas that we have gathered for you below. Each of the images gives resources below with links to the designers for each of the projects.

Tell Us: Which one of these backyard ideas do you think feels like a relaxing vacation getaway? Tell us in the Comments below!


1. Add Lush Greenery. This traditional patio in New York is surrounded by flowering plants, creating a dreamy outdoor oasis. Outdoor furnishings are group around a stone clad fireplace, ideal for cool evenings. (via Jules Duffy Designs)


2. Set the Mood With String Lights. If you are wanting to create a relaxing evening, add string lights to transform your backyard into a dreamy, vacation-like getaway. Lights also line the underside of the railing. The flicker of the firepit create a magical evening ambiance. The outdoor pillows were sourced from Surya. Flooring is slate. (via Shannon Ggem Design)


3. Design A Beach Style Backyard Oasis. Create a backyard space that evokes a feeling of being at the beach. A flagstone pathway leads to fire pit, the perfect spot for roasting marshmallows! On the ground, decomposed granite in ‘Palm Springs Gold’, the perfect material for casual patios. The fire pit is custom, made from concrete on site. The stone wall features poured-in-place concrete with honey quartz ledgestone as a veneer. The wall cap is poured-in-place concrete. The grasses in the background are Miscanthus sinensis. (via Sage Outdoor Designs)


4. A Contemporary Deck With a View. The deck area where the furniture sits is about 18′ 7-1/2″ W x 13’9″L. The outdoor furnishings are by Teak Wearhouse. Furnishings are grouped around a fire pit from Restoration Hardware. (via With+In Interior Design)


5. Style Your Pool With Resort-Style Accents. This traditional style pool area in Plano, Texas features stylish outdoor furnishings for a resort-like feel. An umbrella provides shade from the sun. The pergola is made from premium grade western red cedar. (via Dal-Rich Design & Construction)



6. Add A Water Element. The zen-like feel of a water feature on your property will provide a relaxed vibe. The sound of the waterfall is idyllic if you live in an urban area where it can help to mask traffic noise. (via Partridge Fine Landscapes)


7. Relaxing Mediterranean Patio. In the Hollywood Hills, this inviting backyard paradise features breathtaking views. Comfortable outdoor furnishings are set atop a patio of flagstone and pea gravel. The ottoman is the Franco Albini Small Ottoman, Large. (via DISC Interiors)


8. Hang A Hammock. A patio and garden in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles features this relaxing hammock. Find a spot on your property with some shade and privacy to hang a hammock. Adding plants can help to create a sense of intimacy and a tranquil oasis. There are also hammock models that come with a stand if you don’t have trees to attach the ends. (via Topsy Design)


9. New England Style Outdoor Kitchen. Create the feeling of living on the East Coast with this fabulous outdoor kitchen idea. A dedicated dedicated barbecue area includes a Wolf barbecue. This space perfect for entertaining or spending family nights all summer long enjoying dining al fresco! (via Clarke Living)


10. Patio Shaded By A Pergola. Add a pergola to your backyard with a dining and grill station and lounge area encircling a fire pit. String lights add a magical ambiance in the evening time. The sitting wall around the fire pit is constructed out of Belgard’s Stonegate Wall with a Country Manor Cap from Belgrad. All of the pavers, wall blocks, and Wall Cap materials that we use are manufactured by Belgard. (via Yardscapes Northwest)


11. Create A Hidden Outdoor Oasis. Tucked underneath a redwood pergola and retractable awning is a patio and deck combination. Lush plants helps to further create a sense of intimacy to this backyard paradise. The decking is Ipe. The fire pit is 24″ deep by 40″ wide, fabricated in board form to match the perimeter planter. (via Amy A. Alper, Architect)


12. Beautiful Rock Landscaping. Use rocks in your landscape with mulch and an array of flowers for color. Adding to the color of this backyard escape, the Siesta Wave style Adirondack chairs were sourced from Atlantic Patio. The patio is 18 feet in diameter with an additional little landing area at the steps that is roughly 5′ by 6′. The purple flower is a perennial called Nepeta faasenii “walkers low” and is cold hardy to zone 3. (via NRD Landscape Design Build)


13. Small Courtyard Backyard Idea. The perfect green oasis for a small courtyard garden, featuring an artificial lawn surrounded by powder coated planters, a bespoke wooden console and storage/seating bench, retro white soft furnishings and overhead festoon lighting; all amongst the evergreen planting and green wall. String lights add a relaxing ambiance. (via Kate Gould Gardens)


14. Create A Cozy Outdoor Fireplace. This outdoor fireplace and patio make a beautiful focal point in this exquisite backyard landscape. (via Van Putte Landscape)


15. Backyard Stone Landscape. A beautiful backyard oasis with a water and fire feature. Stones are the defining element in this outdoor escape. (via Outdoor Craftsmen)

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