Whether you are lucky enough to live in a warm climate where outdoor living occurs year-round, or you enjoy your outdoor space just a few months out of the year, there's nothing like cozying up under the stars in a dreamy backyard. The best outdoor areas are well-designed and create a living space that is both comfortable and in harmony with nature.
For some of the best outdoor inspiration we've ever seen, take a look at these wonderful Instagram accounts. No matter what type of outdoor space you have, these feeds will make you want to spend every sunny day outside.
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Allie’s feed is full of excellent ideas for the indoors and out, and as a DIYer, upcycler, and bargain hunter, there’s no shortage of project inspo. Plus, her adorable beagle can be spotted throughout her photos. This particular corner of her garden underneath a homemade pergola looks like the perfect place to cozy up, rain or shine.
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Erika Stuebing's entire outdoor space is what dreams are made of, and this little reading nook is pure magic. While all of her outdoor photos are stunning, the nighttime shots are our faves. Never underestimate the power of an excess of outdoor twinkle lights.
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Melanie Rekola’s feed is the perfect mix of inspirational and informative, offering the names of specific plants, products she loves, and general design inspiration. These Ivory Silk Lilac Trees draping over the pool have us wishing we could transport ourselves ASAP.
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Based in Greece, Kate Alev’s breezy boho style is summertime perfection. Whether she’s sharing her parents’ seaside dining setup, her own beachy backyard, or this urban balcony, her feed gives us a severe case of wanderlust AND tons of stellar outdoor ideas.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Susanne Pumpluen has a knack for snapping photos of outdoor nooks that look so inviting, we want to recreate them right now. With a focus on sustainable style, this self-proclaimed thrift store aficionado Scandi boho style makes for some majorly stunning outdoor spaces.
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Based in Essex, UK, Isatu Chadborn's garden looks like the perfect place to host friends and family. Designed to fit her family’s lifestyle and aesthetic perfectly, the space features multiple seating and lounge areas, an herb shelf, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, and a DIY summer house.
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Mani Tagba’s African-inspired home near Munich is a stunning example of bringing the outdoors in, and her outdoor space is just as lush as you’d expect. With sun-drenched corners and wildflowers galore, we also love how her garden can be regularly spotted from the big picture windows throughout her space.
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Jenny Williams posts stunning photos from inside her walled garden in the Clwydian hills of Wales, UK, and each picture basically transports you. Along with lavender-lined paths and perfectly trimmed hedges, the garden also features a gazebo with a bistro table, a vine-covered terrace, a flock of chickens, and a sweet pup named Amber.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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New Jersey-based DIYer Zenia Olivares shares the ins and outs of all her home projects, and her dreamy backyard looks like the perfect place to share a meal with friends and family. We also love that she turned a portion of her fence into a hanging herb garden, and another corner of the garden features a stock tank pool. Bonus: the front porch is also pure perfection, complete with rocking chairs and fluffy ferns.
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Kristin Guy’s feed of her LA-based garden is a great reminder that the true beauty of our outdoor spaces lies in what we can grow and cultivate at home. Her gorgeous peeks into her greenhouse are the cherry on top of all the stunning outdoor tablescapes she creates featuring food made from the things she and her adorable family grow themselves.
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It’s impossible to pick just one thing we love about Kirsten Diane’s Toronto-based backyard. Is it the black and white color palette? The lilacs in bloom? The way the sunlight cuts through the trees? We don’t even know, but if you pop over to her feed, you can check out her back deck for a whole other list of outdoor inspiration.
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Self-proclaimed DIY enthusiast Frankie of Lucky Plot 13 has an outdoor space that’s as fun and fresh as her interiors. Decorarted in soft tones of millennial pink, cream, and gray, this little corner of her garden is complete with a retractable awning, a firepit, and twinkly lights.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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LA-based Sara Toufali feed is full of feel-good coastal Cali vibes and we can’t get enough. Along with her own backyard, she also shares outdoor and garden inspiration from her travels, favorite local greenhouses, and LA plant shops.