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 purple wicker chair with color cushions is situated next to a courtard fountain built into white stucco
Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Meet Your Needs

If you’re furnishing a small space such as a courtyard, a simple water feature and a favorite chair may be all you need.

Exterior furnishings aren’t just functional. If you soften your outside space, you’ll gravitate there. It becomes a quiet spot to take a nap, read, or work a jigsaw puzzle.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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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