Outdoor Inspiration

Daydream-worthy Houston backyards perfect for outdoor entertaining: Stunning designs for lounging around (nearly) all year long

In Houston, entertaining at home can mean many things. Lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ, or playing fun outdoor games. Whatever your preference may be, make sure your home is ready with cutting edge landscaping, plenty of space, and some Southern hospitality.

Get inspired to host your own backyard bash this summer with these seven beautiful backyard designs from Porch.com.


This stunning backyard is an outdoor oasis, with sparkling water features from waterfalls to fountains, and lush landscaping to enhance the space. Downunda Aquatic Environments was the design and build firm.

An English garden retreat within a large metropolis, this backyard designed by McDugald-Steele presents simple, but breathtaking landscaping.

A backyard turned into a tropical paradise, this outdoor living area is filled with a sensational pool and kitchen island. Downunda Aquatic Environments was the design and build firm.

Designed by Collaborative Designworks, this Houston home’s backyard is a central courtyard surrounded by modern architecture, distinct landscaping, and conversational seating perfect for lounging or entertaining. 

A country castle tucked away in the neighborhoods of Houston, this home’s backyard is fit for a king. Built by Stillwater Builders, this luxury mansion features beautiful hardscape, stone pathways, and a pool right out of a fairytale.

Another project by Stillwater Builders, this Houston home has more than enough space for entertaining. A large lawn, pool, and an assortment of plants complete this backyard.

Big in size and style, this backyard brings the living room outside. With a cozy fireplace, kitchen, bar, and TV mounted on the wall, you’ll never have to go back inside. Texas Custom Patios designed this home’s patio.