The room's architecture is balanced by organic textures in a soothing color palette. An upholstered headboard in rich green makes a statement in this mostly neutral space, while swing-arm lights add a unique touch to the room. A pair of chaise lounges make for an elegant sitting area with lots of natural light.
The distant sunset illuminates this tropical paradise's sprawling patio and pool. A swim in the the 50-foot salt water pool leads the way to a waterfall, while two poolside lounge chairs with umbrellas provide the ideal spot for kicking back to enjoy the view. A variety of tropical plants completes the look of the outdoor space.
Featuring both a lounge area and dining space, the covered patio offers versatile entertaining with striking ocean views as the backdrop. For a more intimate setting, curtains can be drawn to provide both shade and privacy. Suspending from the ceiling, three layered pendant lights add texture and interest to the contemporary design.
Located just outside of Bend, Oregon is Brasada Ranch, a secluded resort where guests are welcomed with a smores kit that they can enjoy fireside after horseback riding, golfing or lounging at the organic spa.
This beautiful Italian villa offers the ultimate outdoor experience with a relaxing loggia, spacious courtyard and sparkling swimming pool. Guests can unwind on the patio in shaded lounge chairs or whip up a snack at the outdoor kitchen. An abundance of windows and French doors allows natural light to flood the home, bringing a touch of the magnificent outdoors inside.
Antique limestone laid out in a geometric design and a steel pergola give this garden and relaxation spot a modern and industrial aesthetic. A round sofa offers a spot to lounge. Color comes form the cacti and foliage and flowering plants and the glass-tiled water feature. The pavers are intertwined with ground cover and stones.
Designer Kerrie Kelly's creative juices were flowing when she designed this ultra-cool living room in shades of yellow, gray and white. The room is reminiscent of a 1950's lounge, but with a slightly industrial flair, given the lighting fixtures, table and chairs and whitewashed brick accent wall. The space invites one to sit down, relax and have a cup of joe.
One of the best things about this lake house is easily the deck. Here, high-top tables can be used for dining al fresco or an impromptu cocktail hour, while four lounge chairs invite the owners to soak up some sun by the water.
Featuring sweeping views over the surrounding golf course is this imaginative solarium from Beetree Homes and International Kitchens by Design, LLC with multiple water features, a raised, tile-enhanced deck and various lounging areas for drinks and meals.
This industrial-style penthouse loft in Dallas, TX, offers a stunning bonus space with enough room for a grand piano. Relax in the corner lounge chair, or work at one of two desks in the space, all while enjoying a view to the city from the wall of windows.
Relax in the oasis of this stunning outdoor living space featuring a brilliant infinity spa covered with Oceanside and Rainbow Iridescent tile. The surrounding environment – in splendid neutral tones and natural elements – is perfectly reflected in the still water. After the spa, let the warm breeze dry you off while lounging beneath a custom, wood trellis on a chic, woven wicker sofa.
This stunning waterfront property on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island offers water views from every room. The Cape Cod-style home features indoor and outdoor living space with access to sailing, tennis and beach activities. A picturesque red brick patio allows the owners and their guests to enjoy dining al fresco or to simply lounge outdoors and relish the beautiful views.
Located on the roof of a historic Art Deco building in Miami Beach, Florida, this luxurious penthouse roof deck is a private retreat in the sky. The outdoor escape includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, a sun deck with a table for alfresco dining and a covered cabana lounge with a pop-up TV and sofas.
The opulence of this swimming pool is not lost at dusk, as the sun sets in the distance at this Mediterranean home. The home itself features cobblestone siding, a cobblestone chimney and a covered porch that shades orange chaise lounges and brown rectangular planters.
Tucked into the hillside and encircled by trees, this outdoor space by designer Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery seems like something out of a dream. Here, visitors can take a lap in the infinity-edge pool, stretch out on either of the lounges, or cozy up by the fire pit and enjoy views of the desert at sunset.
A stacked stone fireplace and indoor grill are two features that bring distinction to this cozy sunroom. Though the room started as an outdoor patio with retractable shades, it evolved into an enclosed, climate-controlled space for the homeowners to enjoy lounging, grilling and watching TV. The design team kept the "outdoor room" feel by using indoor-outdoor furnishings, fabrics and materials.
What an impressive great room! Look at those long sofas — perfect for lounging by the fire or watching your favorite TV shows. The symmetry of the room is soothing, as are the neutral tones and natural materials used for the ceiling, walls and floor. The space is at once rustic and contemporary, and large windows bring in plenty of natural light.
Ensure that outdoor hang-out zones are comfortable at any temperature by incorporating warm and cozy elements wherever you can. Here, oversized pillows on the rocker and piled on the deck invite leisurely lounging, and a plaid wool throw not only looks pretty, but offers an extra layer of warmth. Of course, there’s also the hot tub to really warm up!