Best of 2023: Outdoor Spaces

It’s the last week of the year, so it’s time to look back at the best interiors and outdoor spaces posted on The Nordroom in the past twelve months. In the Best of 2023 series, you will find this year’s most beautiful rooms and gardens.

Your interior spaces can be extended with a balcony or a garden, so you want it to look as cozy and inviting as any interior space. Surrounding yourself with greenery makes you healthier and these outdoor spaces are certainly a positive touch to your life.

It’s been a joy to share all these beautiful homes with you this year. And I hope you will stick around next year to see more beautiful home tours, design news, and more. If you want to stay up to date with the latest blog post of The Nordroom, you can subscribe to the newsletter.

Make sure to check in with The Nordroom this week to take a look at all the best interiors of this year. In this post, you will find the best outdoor spaces of 2023. Enjoy!

photo: The Agency
photo: The Agency
photo: The Agency

A historic townhouse on Mallorca that was redesigned by Durietz Design features a beautiful garden with a striped swimming pool.

photo: The Modern House
photo: The Modern House

A restored London townhouse has a charming garden with flagstone paving and a variety of evergreen plants and trees.

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photo: IKEA
photo: IKEA

IKEA has announced the DAKSJUS collection, a new limited collection for plant lovers with or without green fingers. The new plant collection from IKEA will be available in stores and online in February 2024.

photo: H&M Home

This beautiful patio is created by H&M Home with products from their Summer collection.

photo: Fastighetsbyrån

The idyllic Swedish family home features a beautiful veranda and a garden filled with flowers.

photo: deVOL Kitchns

The kitchen of Bert & May founder Lee is connected to the garden with a wooden deck and a large pond.

photo: IKEA

The Summer collection from IKEA features beautiful new outdoor products like these lounge chairs.

photo: DSTRCT Amsterdam

The modern home in a historic Amsterdam canal house features this stylish garden that’s 36 square meters big.

photo: Rôck&Villa
photo: Rôck&Villa

The garden at a renovated townhouse on Mallorca features a swimming pool, lounge beds, and a built-in dining area.

photo: Inigo
photo: Inigo

This cozy English cottage garden showcases vibrant blossoms, including winter honeysuckle, jasmine, rose, and abelia.

styling by Lindholm and photography by Boukari for Historiska Hem

Tucked between the small historic Swedish house and the new modern extension, you will find a cozy dining area with striped decor.

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photo: The Modern House

A unique London house has an outdoor terrace that is surrounded by greenery and historic buildings. Most buildings are offices so the outdoor space is more private than it looks.

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photo: Funda
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photo: Funda

A Luxurious Amsterdam canal house has a beautiful modern garden with a comfortable lounge area, a garden house, an outdoor kitchen, a sauna, and a hot tub.

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photo: Domus Nova
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photo: Domus Nova

This London maisonette home has a beautiful green kitchen with a dining area. The arched windows of the building make it look extra special.

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photo: Inigo

The charming English farmhouse restored by Genevieve Harris, also known as Mrs Trufflepig on Instagram, is surrounded by a large garden with areas that have been gently encouraged to rewild, supporting native species of wildflowers and grasses in the process.

photo: Inigo
photo: Inigo
photo: Inigo
photo: Inigo

This 18th-century Georgian country house is set on eight acres of grounds. The gardens are wonderful with multiple seating areas, lawns, flowers, and views of the Sussex Downs.

photo: Inigo
photo: Inigo

The country house restored by Clarence & Graves is surrounded by 25 idyllic acres of well-kept estate land. It has a tennis court with breathtaking views across rolling fields and a heated swimming pool bordered by historic roses.


The H&M HOME Summer Collection was a colorful affair with bright cushions, decor, and other outdoor items.

photo: The Agency

A traditional Los Angeles home designed by SH Group features a beautiful garden with a swimming pool, a guesthouse, and beautiful views.

photo: The Modern House
photo: The Modern House

A modern English house designed by Giles Miller Studio has a unique sculptural facade, and it’s surrounded by mature trees.

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photo: Inigo

I love this historic English street where you will find a beautiful home that is packed with colorful rooms and historic features.

photo: Nils Timm
photo: Nils Timm

The garden of Fredrik Eklund’s Beverly Hills home is absolutely wonderful.

These were my favorite outdoor spaces of 2023. If you want to look at the best spaces of previous years, you can check out the entire best of category by clicking here.