6 Outdoor Spaces to Inspire Your Own Renovation

Is it springtime yet?

If your backyard isn’t a sprawling suburban one, you can still make it a relaxing spot for enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you have a balcony or a slice of property to call your own, adding greenery, a table and chairs, and statement lighting can transform any space. Just keep in mind if you intend to finally take on your outdoor spot this year, the best time to plan is the off-season. To give you a head-start on the inspiration front, we rounded up a few of our favorite al freso retreats.

Bold and Beautiful

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(Image Credit: Cafe Stella)

Sweet and Simple

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(Image Credit: Kimberley Dhollander and Philippe Corthout)

Skyline Style

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(Image Credit: Joshua McHugh for Elle Decor)

Cozy Corner 

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(Image Credit: Angus Fergusson for House & Home)

Casual Chic

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(Image Credit: The Fresh Exchange)

Greenery Galore 

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(Image Credit: Nuevo Estilo)

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