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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Cream beach umbrellas surround teak furniture on an open patio next to the beach
Photo by Jerry Harpur

Stay Neutral

Keep colors and furnishings low-key so your gaze is drawn to the vista beyond your patio.

Plan perimeter walls and landscaping so they don't interfere with the scenery.

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