When warm weather arrives, you can double your living space by simply stepping outside. Here are six beautiful ways to make your patio or deck the most inviting room "in" the house.
Interior Designer heavyweight David Scott created a veranda in Greenwich, Connecticut, with teak furniture that can weather any mid-summer night's storm. We love the sprightly mix of blue cushions and pillows.
If the classic veranda inspires you, check out teak pieces. The retailer also has a range of fabrics for cushions with contrasting piping to complete the look.
Miami based designer, Debra Yates, created a space evoking the look of trendy boutique hotels we long to escape to on vacation. The outdoor curtains keeps things cozy while the modern furniture and leopard print pillows energize the chic porch.
If you were taken by Yates' modern outdoor space, consider bringing home CB2's outdoor armless . Its clean-lined, comfy style carries a similar hip look.
Designer Kathryn Long embraces the spirit of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains with this screened-in porch. She calls on natural elements to play up the surroundings, creating an enchanting look for anyone who loves the outdoors.
For a true rustic design, Long recommends American-made (and surprisingly comfortable) . These high-end pieces are built to last a lifetime.
Leave it to Rethink Design's Joel Snayd to make a screened-in bungalow look so alluring. With French-wire furniture and hues like cobalt blue and yellow accents, this fanciful space appeals to your girly side without scaring away the guys.
Some antique shopping sites sell authentic French wire furniture, but the price tag can cause severe sticker shock. Check out for a more affordable, yet just as stylish, version. Plus, the sunny yellow is fun twist on the theme.
Thanks to outdoor wicker furniture that looks like it could reside indoors, this patio gives off a relaxed, but traditional vibe. The oversized chairs and muted color palette help create a quiet elegance in the backyard.
Why not be as comfortable on the patio as you are in your living room? These oversized pieces from offer you ample space to curl up by the fire pit for hours.
If you're wild about color, then feast your eyes on Debra Yates's bold outdoor patio. She created this fetching decor by painting the architectural elements bright colors and leaving the furniture fairly neutral. The result? A livable space bursting with personality.
Despite the vivid hues and clean aesthetics of Yates' contemporary style, these classic wicker chairs from fit right in. So grab a bucket of bright paint before you kick back and relax in one of these.