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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Open deck sits right next to the sea with chairs facing the view
Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Let the Light Shine

If you’re lucky enough to have a backyard that looks like this, let it shine.

Place furniture where you can best revel in the setting―it doesn’t have to be next to the house. Broad umbrellas allow you to relax by the sea without melting in the heat.

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