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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A piece of coral sits on top of a coffee table in this outdoor living room
Photo by Brian Vanden Brink

Turn the Inside Out

At the coast, transform your patio into a living room. That’s where the family is, anyway.

Include a mix of sofas and chairs with comfortable cushions and throw pillows. Top a coffee table with beach finds.

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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