A white fence serves as a back wall to this outdoor living space. An area rug, plants and lots of pillows accessorize the space while dark wood outdoor furniture and a built-in white storage bench provide ample seating.
This Tuscan-themed outdoor living space was designed with a gorgeous tan brick and stone fireplace, luxurious wicker furniture seated around a marble coffee table, a skylight for sunny days and an ornate chandelier for romantic evenings.
A board form concrete retaining wall transitions the site grade and creates a pocket facing the lake for an outdoor terrace.
One way to extend the outdoor season here in Vermont is to tuck outdoor spaces into recessed pockets. In this case, the concrete retaining wall provides protection from the wind as well as a solar heat mass to make the terrace warmer than it normally would be.
A colorful striped area rug and patterned throw pillows add cheery pops of orange color to this outdoor living room. An outdoor kitchen surrounds the sitting area, while a nearby bench doubles as seating and storage.
A bright and airy coastal outdoor living room offers a comfy seating area. The exposed wood ceiling sets the modern-rustic feel for the room which is continued with wicker furniture and reclaimed wood coffee table. A bright blue rug, a yellow light fixture and yellow-striped pillows add a fun pop of color to the space.
Succulents and other heat resistant plants surround this intimate outdoor living space in California. A long, round lounge chair serves a modern alternative to the traditional lounge chair. Pops of orange add vibrancy to the modern patio.
The family wanted a unique space for outdoor entertaining, so designers created a space that would function as an extension of the home's interior. A wood paneled ceiling and dark, wicker furniture bring a warm contrast to the neutral space, while the space's high arches let in plenty of natural light. In order to control the natural light during the day and keep bugs out at night, heavy curtains were hung so that the homeowners would be able to control the atmosphere of their space. To help the space remain usable during cooler weather, a fireplace was added to give off warmth when needed.
The most effective way to use any outdoor area maximally is with perimeter seating. Here, a modular sectional sofa is configured to conform to a corner of this welcoming courtyard, putting every square inch of the area to use. For optional flexibility, consider sectional sofas without arms since the armless modules can also be added to elongate a straight-lined sofa.
One side of this pool house remains open to look out into the yard and let in a cool breeze. The gray sectional couch, barn pendant lights and built in cabinets make this outdoor space make feel as comfortable as an indoor one.
A beautiful arched, brick entryway and stone patio lead out to the backyard from this covered, outdoor sitting area. Wood planks, a gold sunburst mirror and wicker furniture give this space the comfort and style of an indoor room.
Off the back of the house is a relaxing, welcoming patio area. A group of comfortable wicker chairs is the perfect spot to enjoy the contemporary backyard and pool. An umbrella adds shade over the outdoor dining area.
Neutral tones create a relaxing environment atop this wood patio. Brick topped walls help to define the space against lush green planting areas. An outdoor rug creates a contrast against the darker wood patio and frames the conversation area with white curtains