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.
French doors open up to a welcoming outdoor living space, where a pergola covered in flowering vines provides shade for a comfortable sitting area. An adobe-style fireplace is perfect for evening gatherings.
Accordion glass doors retract to open up the living room to a covered porch for true indoor-outdoor living. Contemporary outdoor furniture offers comfortable, sleek seating to watch the sunset and enjoy meals outside.
Rustic lumber is paired with stacked stone to create a stunning home exterior for this Texas ranch house. Covered outdoor living areas blend the indoors and out with comfortable seating areas, an outdoor fireplace and outdoor kitchen.
The rear side of a boxy, modern garage forms a unique platform for an outdoor living room. A modern fire pit and comfortable seating create a cozy spot to relax, and whimsical artwork mirrors the sky at night.
This covered outdoor living area features a cozy fireplace for warming up and a pair of plush sofas placed on either side of a small coffee table. Ceiling fans and recessed lighting assure the space is comfortable any time of day or night.
The glass wall of this living space opens up to connect the indoor living room to an outdoor living area with a modern fire pit and stunning views. The home's clean, modern lines contrast the rugged natural terrain, while taking maximum advantage of the hilly view. A cantilevered roofline provides shelter from the elements.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
This covered patio is a perfect extension of the modern home's interior, beckoning guests to easily move between both spaces. A fireplace and radiant heaters in the ceiling keep the patio cozy and comfortable long after the sun sets.