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25 Inspirational Ideas to Create a Luxury Resort Style Backyard

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Would you like to have a resort style backyard to host gatherings or maybe to simply relax with your favorite wine and book? If so, we’ve gathered 25 inspirational ideas you can implement to create your very own luxury resort style backyard area.

1. Outdoor Umbrellas

The use of outdoor umbrellas adds that desired luxury resort experience to any home patio. Sometimes this is all you need to give your backyard a great makeover. By adding a large outdoor umbrella you can provide a shaded seating and relaxation area instantly.  

2. Oversized Potted Plants

Large Plants Outdoor Photo: Adam Robinson Design Adding large oversized potted plants can easily give your backyard the resort style appearance you may be looking for. Depending on the colors of your outdoor area, selecting the right pots can accent the style of your garden area along with beautiful greenery for an elegant luxurious appearance.

3. Modern Outdoor Firepit

Outdoor firepit Photo: Whipple Russel Architects Adding a modern outdoor firepit to your backyard will give you not only the look of a luxury resort but create the perfect place to sit fireside and relax under the starry sky. An outdoor fire pit can be placed poolside or in the center of your seating area.

4. Backyard Daybeds

Backyard daybed Photo: Bellagio Outdoor Daybed Why limit luxurious relaxation to only poolside at the resort? By adding a backyard daybed to your garden or poolside area, you can quickly enhance your backyard decor, giving you the ultimate resort experience. Poolboy not included.

5. Porch Swing

Photo: BHG The addition of a modern porch swing is a great way to create a seating area that is both comfortable and provides a beautiful resort-style look. While it may require professional installation, it can become your favorite spot to sit with a book outdoors or to take a nap for some downtime.

6. Poolside Lounge Area

Poolside resort chairs Photo: Homedit If you have a pool area, adding a few resort style pool and lounge chairs can really amplify the essence of your backyard area. Choose pool chairs that have thick cushions can provide the ideal resort look.

7. Outdoor Fine Dining

Outdoor dining area Photo: brookesandhill Outdoor dining areas create the perfect place to eat with friends and family. By adding a nice outdoor dining set you can create the resort experience in your own backyard.

8. Backyard Bar Fun

Outdoor bar area Photo: Sunroomgenius Having a backyard bar area can be a fun place for friends and family to gather together for drinks and shenanigans. It also creates the perfect resort-style atmosphere and look you’d expect poolside at your top resorts.

9. Outdoor Mood Lighting

Outdoor lighting resort style Photo: Houzz Great lighting is crucial to a beautiful resort style look to your backyard or pool area. adding lights along walkways or poolside  can create the perfect luxurious atmosphere for evening relaxation.

10. Relaxing Water Fountains

Outdoor water fountains Photo: Dana Pacific Designs Outdoor fountains provide both an elegant look and the peaceful tranquility of your very own resort style oasis. Choose a fountain that matches your outdoor decor and accents your backyard furniture.

11. Hammock Lounging

Backyard Hammock Photo: Eric Brandon Gomez Adding a simple hammock to your backyard can create a comfortable and relaxing area to hang out. Depending on the theme of your yard you can go with boho, chic, or modern style hammocks.

12. Outdoor Living Room

Outdoor living room Photo: warmojo While it may require purchasing a bit of furniture, adding an outdoor living room creates a beautiful space for sitting fireside. You can place your outdoor living room in a tile area, under a garage style covering, or even under a large outdoor umbrella.

13. Illuminated Planters

Photo: Ideas4greatgarden Adding some nice modern illuminated planters can bring a nice touch to your patio and garden area. You can purchase planters that have built-in lights or simply adding lighting around them to illuminate the planters.

14. Communal Table

Photo: haveliofbyronbay Adding an outdoor communal table can provide a great place to have outdoor breakfast, lunch, and dinner gatherings. Keeping to the theme of resort-style appearance, you can add a modern table or even go with a large rustic or boho style table and furniture pieces.

15. Outdoor Kitchen Prep

Outdoor kitchens Photo: DSFineHomeBuilding Cook outdoors for the summer and enjoy family time fun with an outdoor kitchen. Brick or modern outdoor kitchens can help create a resort-style outdoor look while providing practicality of meal preparation.

16. Hardscapes

Photo: Howtobuildit Hardscapes make great resort style appearances for patio and garden areas. If you have areas with higher position landscaping you can add stairs as well to separate areas. Combined with greenery you can achieve a gorgeous look.

17. Wooden Decks

Wooden decks Photo: Decoist Adding a deck to your home will not only increase the value of your property investment, but it will also provide you with an outdoor space perfect for parties, neighborly chats or simply a quiet space to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or nice cold beverage.

18. Garden Arbors Gateways

Photo: Clever Wood Projects Adding a garden arbor to your yard can create a cozy look while still keeping the resort style appearance you may be looking to recreate. A wooden garden arbor can make your home feel like a resort garden area, perfect for escaping to read your favorite book.

19. Relaxing Jacuzzi Deck

Jacuzzi Photo: Falling Waters Landscape Adding a jacuzzi area to your backyard creates an amazing outdoor chillout spot. Added to a wooden deck and poolside chairs you can have the perfect place to sit and relax in any weather.

20. Outdoor Tiki Gazebo Area

Photo: Style Estate Adding an outdoor Gazebo to your backyard can create a nice outdoor space to hang out and enjoy the weather. Placing modern furniture and a few tikis underneath can even give you a tropical resort look.

21. Stay Private with a Fenced Area

Outdoor Private fence Fencing off your garden with luxury wooden fence panels can add a modern look to any patio instantly giving it a resort-like appearance while adding a contrasting color to your garden.

22. Movie Nights with an Outdoor Movie Theater

Photo: Horticult Turn your outdoor area into your very own movie theater by adding a projection screen. Family and friends will love coming over for movie night!

23. Outdoor Art

Resorts often include artwork and sculptures to give their properties luxurious style. Accent your patio and garden areas with art such as metal sculptures to give it an elegant appearance that stands out from your typical garden.

24. Poolside chaise lounges

Photo: Houzz Adding poolside chaise lounge chairs provide a nice touch when going for that resort style design for any patio or poolside area. Coupled with outdoor umbrellas, you can create the perfect shaded poolside experience.

25. Comfortable Outdoor Seating Area

Backyard seating area Photo: sgardenstyle Adding your own backyard seating area can easily help turn your patio into a resort style outdoor escape. By adding a generous seating area, accented with a huge table fit for large dinners, it creates the perfect space for gatherings or relaxing under the stars.   Was this helpful? For more articles, resources, and tips like these make sure to subscribe to our blog and newsletter!