This deck has an outdoor kitchen complete with a bar and living room with furniture that will survive the elements. Use durable materials like redwood, stone furniture and outdoor pillows to ensure your outdoor entertaining space holds up to the weather.
A tall stone column incases the outdoor fireplace that serves as a divider on this stylish covered porch. A beautiful wood furniture set creates an outdoor living room perfect for enjoying a fire and the scenic view.
Exposed beams are paired with a stone wall and stone tile patio to create a rustic outdoor cabana space. Sleek furniture brings a contemporary vibe to the space and provides comfortable seating for relaxing outdoors.
Contemporary patio furniture pieces make for a comfortable sitting area for this outdoor living room. A brightly colored striped area rug defines the space, and pillows with matching shades of orange create a cohesive look.
With this breathtaking view, it wouldn't be surprising if most dinners take place outside on this porch than inside. The large dining table comfortable seats 10, making it perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Sleek dining furniture doesn't distract from or inhibit the view.
The line dividing indoors and out literally disappears with the opening of large, custom pocket doors that enclose this rustic-yet-modern living room. The Mediterranean-inspired home is sited to take advantage of the lush outdoor spaces that surround it, while furniture is arranged to take maximum advantage of the beautiful backyard view.
With stately columns, grand arches and sweeping California views, this Italian-style lanai is luxury at its finest. Contemporary outdoor furniture creates a comfortable seating area for relaxing with family and friends.
Sometimes the best spot for your outdoor retreat is a sun-splashed area. If you’ll be enjoying your retreat during the day, even if it’s only on weekends, it’s worth investing in some kind of shade. A simple patio umbrella can cast enough shade for a table and chairs, or consider adding an awning to your home to shade a greater area. Other options for creating a cooling pool of shade include a permanent structure, like a pergola (add vines for color) or gazebo. For a portable shade option, check out pop-up canopy designs. You can also use a temporary canopy to help you determine where you might want to add a more permanent structure in future.
This hotel-inspired guest bedroom features soft, soothing tones and custom luxury bedding. Double doors lead onto to a private patio where lots of plants and contemporary outdoor furniture make it an ideal outdoor escape.
This patio looks beautiful in the dim light of dusk. Warm lighting from indoors mixes with the recessed lighting under the second story balcony to create a calming ambiance. A wicker table with glass top provides a great outdoor eating area with a large umbrella available for sunny days. The smooth, natural look of the wood decking completes the calm and relaxing feel of the design.
This covered contemporary outdoor living room was designed with rustic elegance. Natural stone surrounds a wood burning fireplace and extends up the chimney meeting the cedar roof. The brown wicker furniture is padded with light, neutral cushions and green accent pillows.
Anna Williams designed this outdoor area to complement the family's tropical lifestyle. This close-up view shows the living area in shades of gray and green through the slats of a bamboo side chair. This comfortable but light furniture is easy to move around and hard-wearing. Although not shown in the photo, privacy screens, lush greenery and a dedicated dining area also incorporate the design scheme.