Summer is almost here, and that means it's porch and patio time at last. Get inspired to make over your outdoor room with these amazing transformations from the One Room Challenge.

By Hannah Bruneman
May 17, 2019

Each spring and fall, the One Room Challenge asks talented designers, bloggers, and DIYers to make over one room in their home and record their progress using social media. Seeing what these stylemakers come up with is astounding, and we practically check the #BHGORC newsfeed every day during the 6-week challenge.

But it’s not just the 20 official participants who get in on the fun. In the spirit of the challenge, anyone can use the hashtag to document a makeover of their own. And with warmer weather around the corner, many of the guest participants opted to redo outdoor spaces. Projects include adding functional seating, impressive landscaping, and special features made for entertaining. Check out our roundup of unbelievable before-and-after outdoor makeovers from the One Room Challenge—they're guaranteed to inspire you to upgrade your patio or deck into a dreamy escape.

Image courtesy of Rebecca Plumb, Studio Plumb.

An outdoor dining table is a must-have for families who love to entertain. The best part about al fresco dining is that it doesn’t need to be formal or fancy. Rebecca Plumb of Studio Plumb challenged herself to upgrade her patio after an oak tree came tumbling down in her yard. After some damage control, she planned zones to eat, drink, and converse. Mis-matched chairs set a fun, casual vibe, and a big cozy outdoor sectional invites guests to stay awhile.

Image courtesy of Avery Michaels, Holland Avenue Home.

It’s easy to overlook your sunroom over the years—they’re often left with old furniture and outdated décor. Avery Michaels of Holland Avenue decided to give her sunroom some TLC for the One Room Challenge. They started with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, ceiling, and floor, added a DIY bed swing, and brought in some super fun textiles. A loveseat opposite to the bed swing makes the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee.

Image courtesy of Courtney Equall, Girl and Grey.

With she-sheds on the rise, we weren’t surprised to see Courtney Equall of Girl and Grey make over her outdoor shack. Before, there was little style or functionality. After, she has a fully equipped office with a stunning tan leather sofa and a spacious desk. Overhead firewood storage is a functional design element we never knew we needed!

Image courtesy of Jennifer Farley, Midwest Eclectic.

Jennifer Farley of Midwest Eclectic upgraded her side porch with bold buffalo check outdoor rugs that define two distinct rooms: an eating area and a conversation nook. It's lush with greenery and features artwork on the wall, an unexpected touch in an outdoor space.

Image courtesy of Hillary Quinn, Grace Oaks Designs.

Before, there wasn’t much to this barren space belonging to Hillary Quinn of Grace Oaks Designs, but now it’s a boho farmhouse paradise. With string lights and two suspended hammock chairs, this is a go-to place for relaxing with a glass of wine at night.

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