10 Ways to Create an Outdoor Living Room


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Integrate the Space

Your outdoor living room may seem like a distant oasis of calm in a hectic world, but it's still situated on your property and may be visible to others from the street or from neighboring homes. To make your room look like it's more than just a warm weather afterthought, repeat elements of your decor and architecture to integrate the look of the space with its surroundings. If you have yellow siding, using yellow in your furnishings will help make them look like they belong. If your home has a Spanish tile roof and stucco exterior, consider adding a few wrought iron touches. Include lots of plants around the space, too. You get the idea. When you make the space look integrated, you increase your property's curb appeal and maybe even its value.