19 Backyards That Will Blow Your Mind

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Last week, we talked about several different ways to improve your backyard. Today, we are showing you some mind-blowing backyards to help inspire you to make those improvements. There are thousands of gorgeous and unique designs and styles to add to your collection of yard ideas, but we've listed just 19 here. Have a look!

The Garden Studio

This garden studio looks like it was taken right out of the movie Mulan. It's mesmerizing and offers a beautiful place to rewind and relax.

Contemporary Garage And Shed

The City View

This backyard is short on space, but the designer utilized every square foot by adding retaining walls, patio sets for outdoor eating, and gazebos that cover the social area.

Contemporary Patio by Chicago Photographers Tyrone Mitchell Photography

The Designer Deck

The time and effort put into the gigantic deck below is why this backyard makes our list. The intuitive design and flow make it an outdoor dweller's dream. There's plenty of area to entertain kids and adults, and no one has to worry about getting ticks and chiggers in the yard.

Traditional Deck by Winchester Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures TREX COMPANY INC.

The Asian Pagoda

Here's another Asian-inspired backyard. The outdoor kitchen is embedded within gorgeous stone pieces and an elegant gazebo gives the area a dedicated space.

Traditional Patio by Cedarburg Photographers Edmunds Studios Photography, Inc.

Paradise Regained

All I can say is wow! This backyard has a pool that looks like a sparkling lagoon, water slide and waterfall included! The decorative stone wall continues along into the stone oven, pulling the entire area together.

Traditional Pool by Louisville Pools & Spas J. Brownlee Design

The Terraced Garden

This house full of windows offers a beautiful view of the courtyard, while the spiraling staircase adds the perfect touch. Steps and pathways wind through the retaining walls, giving the yard a geometric flavor. Thought-provoking, to say the least.

Contemporary Exterior by Seattle Architects & Designers Janof Architecture

The Remote Hideaway

If you're looking for seclusion, this is the yard for you. The high concrete walls and creeping ivy make this area feel far away from the busy world on the other side. As the nights turn chilly, curl up with a blanket on the patio cushions and light a fire in the fireplace.

Contemporary Patio by Seattle Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Scot Eckley Inc

The Estate

From what we've seen so far, the most beautiful backyards have dedicated spaces for each area. The yard below has a fire pit surrounded by chairs to shoot the breeze, and further back you can see the outdoor dining area. Foliage and architectural designs add just the right amount of character.

Traditional Landscape by Bolingbrook Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors

The Secret Garden

The garden shown here reminds me of an English courtyard. There's a colorful array of flowers following the concrete path. This yard also has a greenhouse - a must-have for green thumbs! I bet those flowers overwhelm the senses when walking through them.

Traditional Landscape by Pasadena Design-Build Firms HartmanBaldwin Design/Build

The Outdoor Man Cave

I think this backyard speaks for itself. What guy needs a man cave when they have this?

Contemporary Landscape by Birmingham Interior Designers & Decorators Colorworks Studio

A River Runs Through It

A creek runs through the whole of this backyard. It's man-made, which is even more mind-boggling. However, it adds a calm, rustic ambiance, and listening to the sound of trickling water can be a good way to relax.

Stone and Stream


The Urban Escape

If you're living in the concrete jungle, you might be cramped for space. That doesn't mean you have to look at an ugly yard. This elongated space offers plenty of room for entertaining! The wooden walls add a sleek touch and privacy.

Modern in Bed-Stuy


The Angled Alcove

This yard is proof that awkward spaces can be utilized to create fantastic backyards. With several built-up areas for gardening and grilling, everything you need is right there!

Aloe Test Garden


The Lakehouse

Okay, whoever lives here is one of the luckiest people in the world. I would never go in my house if this were my view. The private boat dock and beautiful lake is the most eye-catching part of this photo, yet they also have a fire pit and backyard pool!

Dreambuilder 4


The Putting Green

For golfing enthusiasts, this is the ideal yard. Come home from work and practice your putting on the green.

Country French Estate


The Desert Dwelling

Just a few steps away from the backdoor, sleep under the stars in the comfort of your own bed! The view of the night sky must be astonishing.

Desert Oasis


The Mountain Flats

The view of the desert mountains in this backyard is riveting. The palm trees and desert rocks give it tons of personality.

Tropical Landscaping


Arid Solitude

This backyard has an amazing view over the valley. Can you imagine eating dinner while looking at that captivating horizon?

Oz Architects


The Family Affair

The final yard on our list may seem simple, but each shaded retreat offers a unique space for friends and family to commune. The central grass area provides space for the kids to run and play. Its design is perfect for family functions!

Auerbach Property


Which of these backyards do you feel is most mind-blowing? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. hudsonamelia4@gmail.com' Emelia Hudson August 18, 2015

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