What better way to enjoy gorgeous beach views than from a comfortable porch or deck? Find your own outdoor inspiration from our favorite relaxing retreats.
Coastal blues and greens—from cozy pillows to a graphic rug—create a lively color scheme for this porch. Two oversize hanging swings offer a scenic spot for an afternoon nap.
Pea gravel creates the illusion of an area rug on this modern patio. A dramatic sculpture creates a focal point and lends interest to this outdoor living room.
This simple, neutral dining table makes an ideal spot for seaside entertaining thanks to generous seating and ample cushions. A decorative mirror and plush pillows complete the look.
A batik-print umbrella and oversize woven furniture make a simple but stylish statement. A ceramic garden stool creates a space-saving side table on the petite patio.
A simple outdoor fireplace makes a patio or porch functional year-round. Plush cushions on comfy wide-backed chairs make it the perfect place for enjoying a cocktail on a cool evening.
A shady loggia connects to the main house for easy entertaining. Vintage white furniture beckons swimmers to lounge in the sun for a while.
A bright blue-and-white striped rug brings a burst of color to this otherwise simple porch. Sturdy wicker chairs provide prime seating for a seaside view.
Deep navy and pops of bright orange create an inviting outdoor atmosphere. Vintage bamboo furniture gets revived with cushions covered in a geometric print.
On a whimsical play of a classic color combination, a glossy red floor contrasts with black-and-white accents such as the striped outdoor cushions and decorative wall art.
An abundant array of seating makes for a warm and inviting porch to enjoy with friends and neighbors. A lime green rug and planters add a touch of color and celebrate the surrounding foliage.
A contemporary hanging swing and a paper lantern complements the streamlined feel to this covered porch.
Playful striped curtains make this porch a fun and inviting place to relax, while also keeping the sun at bay. A white swing and decorative lanterns lend a chic touch.
Neutral gray walls help keep this outdoor space cool, along with a light striped fabric. Railroading the stripes (running them horizontally) creates a bolder effect.
Glass French doors provide easy access to a porch, plus they bring seaside views indoors. A wooden table and chairs positioned toward the water is all this simple porch needs.
A wraparound porch ensures you’ll have spectacular views. Built-in benches with plush pillows provide seating to enjoy the relaxing ocean waves.
Pebble flooring and a glowing fireplace give this patio a warm, natural feel. A wooden table, director-style chairs, and a tree trunk centerpiece enhance the rustic vibe.
With classic plaid fabric on rattan furniture, this seaside porch takes on traditional coastal.
With a straight-edge table and stylishly modern umbrella, this outdoor patio keeps entertaining simple. A multilevel patio breaks the space up into separate outdoor rooms.
Create an island-inspired retreat on your patio with fabric netting draped around a comfy outdoor sofa. Plenty of pillows make the space extra-comfy.
You’ll enjoy alfresco meals more with a patio that allows you to entertain outside as you would indoors. Straw-back chairs with colorful cushions provide comfortable seating that can also withstand the elements. Outdoor dinnerware and a floral arrangement complete an elegant table setting.
Bright red throw pillows and patterned fabrics bring this outdoor space to life. A low stone wall creates a natural barrier around the living space, and pebbles replace grass underfoot for a low-maintenance ground covering.
Surrounded by a lush green yard, this patio makes the most of the small space with a simple table and chairs for versatility. A hanging light fixture adds evening ambience, and a blue table runner adds a pop of color to the natural setting.
A wide, screened-in porch extends this home’s living space and gives year-round sheltered comfort. Plentiful seating, grass rugs, and a hanging swing give this porch a homey feel.
A built-in bench saves space on a small deck. Green pillows offer color while matching side tables and decorative lanterns add just enough punch.
Neutral sofa cushions in mint green tie together the mismatched wicker furniture. Ample plants and accessories create a true outdoor room.