Ideas for Outdoor Living

Design your dream patio or porch, check out your favorite pools, or steal an idea for dress up your outdoor space.

15 Idea-Filled Patios & Porches

Life on the coast means spending more time outside than in. Create the perfect hangout with ideas from these gorgeous spaces.

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Earth tones envelope this beach home's dining room that opens to a vast deck.
Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Keep It Easy

• Add a splash of color, then change it up. Swap out cushions and throw pillows to complement seasonal landscapes.

• Use natural materials on floors for easy upkeep. Smart choices include travertine and granite.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

Room to Breathe