Ideas for Outdoor Living Rooms

By Kate Riley April 24, 2020

I was walking through my neighborhood as I try to do everyday, spring is in full bloom here in California. I noticed so many of my neighbors either relaxing on their porches or doing yard work. One was moving dirt to his rear yard in a wheelbarrow, the next neighbor was planting flowers in pots, and another neighbor was watering her garden and pruning her roses. It occurred to me that just about everyone is taking the time to improve their yards not just because we’re home now but with the knowledge we will be spending a lot of time in them in the next few months. It seems this summer’s mood will be more about backyard barbeques and small gatherings and not about traveling anywhere exotic.

With that in mind, creating an outdoor room at home becomes more important than ever. When the weather is nice, we will want to be outdoors and the nicer the environment we create, the more enjoyable it will be. I haven’t spruced up my courtyard since I did in 2016 so the time had come! I ordered new outdoor cushions in slate blue and I’m making my own pillows to accent my own outdoor room.

Below are some outdoor room ideas to inspire relaxing with families and in small social gatherings this summer.

twin sofas + round coffee table

jenn feldman designs


cement bench with cushions + stone firepit

sunset magazine 


outdoor porch swing

Eco Design Guy on Etsy


built-in benches + firepit

three bird renovations


covered porch + sectional + TV

molly wood garden design


stenciled patio + sectional + swing chair


old brand new

outdoor curtains + beanock

the cousins

tipi + angled deep seat cushion sofa

sunset magazine

privacy fence + cement block bench

source unknown

privacy fence + deep seat sofa & chairs

three bird renovations

bench + bistro table + globe lights

sonja olsen

adirondacks + in ground firepit

style me pretty

butterfly chairs around firepit


collected cozy mix

kyla mcgrath interiors


What plans are you making to create a cozy outdoor living space in your yard, patio, balcony, or porch?


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