I’m sharing several ideas for outdoor living areas you’ll find inspiring. You guys know I’ve been busy in the background working on my own backyard makeover and updating my outdoor living areas the last few weeks. My goal is to makeover both my sofa seating and dining area to feel more cozy and inviting. I can’t wait for you to see what I’m doing to them!
I found some great examples of outdoor living areas I thought were inspiring and wanted to share them today.
Outdoor living areas have become more popular in the last several years, and rightly so! Creating an outdoor space to relax and unwind in is a great way to enjoy fresh air and take advantage of unused space. For small home dwellers like us this is especially so. Both our dining and living areas inside are really small. Our dining area is only 7 feet wide! We have more room outside so it makes sense to find a way to make outside work as an additional room…or even two!
I’ll share my big plans for my Outdoor Overhaul and makeover in this Friday’s makeover update. If you missed my Outdoor Challenge announcement from last week start there.
Outdoor Living Area Ideas You Can Do Too
Outdoor dining areas are a favorite and so easy to decorate. They don’t need to be big or fancy. Just welcoming and comfortable enough for people to sit and stay awhile.
Patio Dining Set Makeover from craftberrybush.com
I love the colors and living room feel of this combination dining and living area. Plus, she has plenty of shade which is a bonus!
Easy And Affordable Outdoor Entertaining from refreshrestyle.com
Outdoor Sofa and Seating Ideas
I love a comfortable outdoor sofa. Add comfy cushions, a lap blanket for cool evening and a few extra throw pillows for a coordinated look.
Easy Updates To Your Outdoor Living Space from graceinmyspace.com
Build your own sofa like this Anna White design.
Outdoor Entertaining Area With DIY Loveseat And Sofa from thehandymansdaughter.com
Outdoor Fire Pit Areas
Who can resist an evening under the stars by the fire!
New Outdoor Living Space from dearlilliestudio.com
Backyard Fire Pit Outdoor Living Area from simplydesigning.porch.com
Outdoor Fire Pit from Unexpected Elegance
Convert a deck into an outdoor living area
Decks are the perfect place to relax and enjoy nice weather, cozy up with a good book or to just take in a few moments of quiet time.
Patio Makeover from blog.katielamb.com
I love this space! Here’s another picture of this inviting outdoor seating area.
Outdoor Living Area by Julie Blanner Don’t you want to curl up with a cool glass of sweet tea in this space?
Create A Backyard Oasis from cleanandscentsible.com
Use a porch as an outdoor living area
Porches make great outdoor living areas since they usually have good shade and a defined area.
I love the way she defined this space with a rug and added lots of greenery.
Summer Porch Decor Ideas from maisondepax.com
Farmhouse Style Outdoor Seating Area from askannamoseley.com
Patio as an outdoor living space
I can’t think of anything as cozy as a lush patio filled with greenery and a cozy place to sit and visit with a good friend.
Recycled Outdoor Furniture & Our New Back Patio from lizmarieblog.com
Summer Patio Makeover from lovegrowswild.com
Outdoor Living Patio Makeover from angelaeast.com .
Outdoor curtains are always a winner and they are great for keeping the sun out!
Backyard Tour A Beautiful Mess
Poolside and water view living areas
Creating An Outdoor Oasis from centsationalstyle.com
Suburban Backyard Pool And Patio Space from homemadelovely.com
Outdoor Decor Refresh from thehappierhomemaker.com
Lake House Dock Tour†from thehappyhousie.porch.com
Last and possibly my favorite is the amazing seating and outdoor living area on a dock!
Did you find any new ideas?
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Have I got you thinking about what you can do with your unused space? How about about updating your own outdoor living areas. I’ve shared lots of great ideas and ways to use outdoor spaces around your home for additional living and enjoyment.
I can’t wait to share my update this Friday!