Friday Faves: Beautiful Black and White Outdoor Spaces

Beautiful Black and White Outdoor Spaces.Happy Friday everyone! Although it’s still a wee bit chilly in my neck of the woods, I am itching to set up our patio space this weekend. We are blessed to have two basic sitting areas. One at the top of our walkout – tiny, but enough space for a bbq and seating for two – and one larger, living-room-size area that I decorated (and blogged about) last year.  Just a few weeks ago, my husband cleaned up the patio space, brought out our bistro set from the basement, and set up the furniture – sans cushions – in the larger sitting area.  Now, all it needs is some decorating love! That’s where I come in 🙂

So, to get me into the spirit, I’ve been curating pictures of spaces that have been inspiring me lately. Some are cozy and charming, while others are a bit more spacious. And while I plan to carry on with adding pops of colour to our predominantly black, grey and white patio, one thing that struck me is just how beautiful, even cozy, black and white outdoor spaces can be! There is something soothing about a black and white palette that, whether it is layered with other colours, used as accents in a space, or left as is, creates a relaxing vibe in a space.  Here are just some of my favourites:

1.  Soft and Natural – Soft and natural elements like exposed brick, potted plants and weathered wood make this seating feel peaceful and relaxed (Diny Terpstra on Instagram).

Black and White Outdoor Space.

2.  Natural Wood and Tan Accents – these elements inject a feeling of serenity in this black and white sitting area (found on Anneli Bush).

Black and White Outdoor Spaces

3.  All White – An all-white porch with black and white pillows create lovely accents in this comfortable sitting area at La La Lovely.

Black and White Outdoor Spaces.

4.  Boho/Navajo Inspired – The black and white accents add visual interest and contrast beautifully against this boho/Navajo inspired space at Design Sponge.

Black and White Outdoor Spaces.

5.  Muted Palette – While not a classic black and white space, this muted palette is beautifully accented with black and white cane chairs that add lovely contrast to this casual space from The Every Girl.

Black and White Outdoor Spaces.

6.  Striped Rug – A bold, black and white striped rug against a farmhouse table from Rue Mag creates visual interest in this dining space.

Black and White Outdoor Spaces.

7.  Let There Be Light –  Candles and lighting and soft seating at View of Carla make this an exceptionally cozy space.

Black and White Outdoor Spaces.

8.  Terra Cotta – The terra cotta accents add an earthy vibe in this soft and cozy space from My Domaine.

Black and White Outdoor Spaces.

9.  Comfy Corner – One of my favourites on this list – pretty and comfy.  I’d probably fall asleep more often than read a book in this comfy, cozy reading nook found at Stylish Eve.

Black and White Outdoor Spaces.

10.  Firepit Delight – Black and white never looked so cheerful! With pops of colour using pillows, this  black and white space by A Beautiful Mess really comes alive.

Black and White with pops of colour - Outdoor Spaces.

What outdoor spaces or inspirations have you had your eye on lately? Share your faves in the comments below. I’d love to hear from  you!



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    May 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Jelica, These spaces are gorgeous! Your great taste in design is admirable. Makes me want to give my deck a facelift!

    Thank you for such beautiful collection 🙂


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      May 20, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      They are definitely inspiring spaces – makes me want to chuck what I have and start from scratch again:) Next best thing? Hoping that some of the designs and decor inspirations make it into my own backyard space this season 🙂

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    May 20, 2016 at 10:36 am

    These are so lovely – I like every single one!

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    June 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Great post! So many different ways to enjoy an outdoor space!

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      June 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Rebeca! I could look at these lovely spaces all day long. So much inspiration in these designs 🙂

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