Exterior Design Ideas

Greet your guests to a vibrant front yard garden and treat your backyard to a gorgeous landscaping project with these exterior design ideas. Find inspiration for everything from spacey deck and patio designs for relaxing and entertaining to accent pieces such as a swing, outdoor furniture, and lighting.

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The Best Shed Paint Colors, According to Our Experts
From earthy neutrals to fiery reds, these hues will enhance an outdoor structure while also complementing your home's exterior and landscape.
Our Favorite Front Porch Ideas for Summer
Your porch deserves a summer refresh, too. With a fresh coat of paint, some fixtures and furnishings, and a plant or two, your favorite hangout has never looked better.
Tower of Herbs
Don't miss out on fresh herbs (or pay a lot for them at the market) just because you don't have a big yard. Situate this compact herb garden in a sunny spot near the kitchen door for easy snipping.
The Best Shutter Paint Colors, According to Experts
From smoky green to pale blue, these hues make a major impact on your home's exterior.
Painting Your Front Porch Is an Easy, Impactful Way to Give Your Home an Update—Here's How to Do It
If you're going to tackle this project, be sure to do all the prep work—it's the most important step, says our expert.

More Exterior Design Ideas

Faux-Brick Painting
Create a convincing "brick" patio with nothing more than paint and a homemade stamp. 
The Best Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Every Month of the Year
Get inspired to make your porch your new favorite living space with these ideas designed to add a refined look to any outdoor space.