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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In this sunroom, floor to ceiling windows pour light onto the wicker couches with green cushions.
Photo by Jean Allsopp

Be Prepared

Stock a buffet for parties. Keep glasses, napkins, plastic cups, melamine plates, and bottle openers on hand to make hosting effortless.

Party tip: Make sure you have enough small tables and consoles for setting up food and drink stations.

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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