Keep family and friends cool in the shade with this pergola. Breezy fabrics provide shade without sacrificing sunlight, while cozy furnishings and blue accessories dress up the space. These inviting colors and the backyard poolside setting create a relaxing outdoor space.
The key to making outdoor spaces feel warm and welcoming is layering them like indoor spaces. Any time you plan a space, large or small, try to incorporate low-maintenance plants and potted flowers into the mix along with carefree rugs that add color, pattern and texture.
Comfortable Transitional Patio Perfect for Entertaining
A clean, simple concrete fire pit bowl is surrounded by comfortable outdoor furniture. Asian garden stools are used instead of matching side tables and an umbrella provides shade. The fire pit can be easily moved to the side when room for a dance floor is needed.
The deck was rebuilt because of water damage. That gave the client the opportunity to have it extended to create a grilling area immediately off of their kitchen as well as a fully screened patio on the ground floor.
No matter the weather, this covered patio is a great spot for lounging. A ceiling fan allows the homeowners and their guests to cool down during the hotter months. There's even a nearby pool for enjoying a swim.
Spacious Transitional Patio With Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor drapery panels frame this spacious transitional patio perfectly and help soften the large hardscaped space. The pillows on the fireplace bench add comfort and texture while the curved candelabras help define the space and add a touch of elegance to this outdoor living room.
A stacked stone surround on the hot tub ties in with stone pillars on the spacious patio of this Mediterranean-style home. The homeowners love to dine and entertain outdoors, so ample seating in a variety of styles creates a functional space they can use year-round.
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.
Almost any outdoor spot can be transformed into a functional living space or lounge with the proper use of dead space. While the narrow 5-foot-by-14-foot landing outside this home office is too awkward for sofas or love seats, it's verticality lends itself perfectly to taller seating options like basket chairs suspended on sturdy steel stands.
A custom designed table made from Italian porcelain flooring with a glass tile inlay is flanked by comfortable metal dining chairs with striped blue cushions in this outdoor dining area. The view from the table is expansive and opens up to hillsides covered in eucalyptus and palm trees and a comfortable lounge area with additional seating. The hillside lounge area is framed by two taupe pillars, a brick patio and a brown wood guardrail, emphasizing the neutral color palette of the garden.
The covered patio with wood slat siding and a double sided fireplace acts as a second living room for the home. A wicker sectional sofa with neutral cushions is a comfortable place to enjoy company and conversation.