Breathe New Life Into Your Outdoor Living Room With Cozy Decorating Ideas

Elevate your existing outdoor living room with a clever use of color, pattern and versatile furnishings.

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Cozy Up Outside

This covered patio is transformed into a full-fledged outdoor living room by mixing in cozy furnishings. For cohesiveness, the dusty tones of the brick are carried throughout the space as an accent color of blush pink set against a dominant blue-gray hue.

Create Zones

Make your outdoor living room feel larger by outfitting adjacent spaces with furnishings in the same style and color scheme. While the covered area is meant for shady lounging and grilling out, the narrow area beside it has been designated for full-sun conversations.

Play With Your Furniture

Modular outdoor sofas offer endless options for configurations. In the sun-drenched spot beside the covered living space, an armless module is paired with a corner modular to create an impromptu lounge. When this area is not in use, these two modules can be added to the end of the three-seater sofa in the adjacent space to create a chaise.

Opt for Quick Seating

Collapsible safari chairs are excellent solutions for outdoor spaces short on seating. When the spots are in use, these chairs add a collected vibe and can be dressed up with pillows. Any time the space is not in use, they can be folded and stored away in a snap.

Add a Patterned Underfoot

Add an extra layer of comfort with a large-scale indoor-outdoor area rug. To prolong the longevity of indoor-outdoor rugs, be sure to bring them inside or roll them into storage whenever you're not entertaining.

Shake Shapes Up

Since most sectionals, sofas or love seats are rectangular, mix things up a bit by introducing side tables in more geometric shapes to help break up the linearity.

Find Your Focal Point

Before committing to a space plan, first, consider the best focal point to enjoy from the comfort of your outdoor living space. Here, the modern pool is the star of the backyard, so by orienting the furniture to look out at the water, guests have an instant conversation-starter. Plus, it's great for encouraging interaction between those lounging and those taking a dip.

Hang Some Hammocks

Take advantage of vertical space by suspending hammock chairs from rafters and joists. These add an element of fun to the area and are just as fit for kids as they are adults.

Ease Into Color

Many people are apprehensive to experiment with color inside of their homes. Ease into color by introducing it to your outdoor spaces with removable pieces like floor cushions and throw pillows. To ensure the pillows add visual depth, choose ones with texture, pattern and color.

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