Coastal-Style Decks, Patios and Porches

Breezy, beachy-good looks turn these outdoor spaces into relaxing, inviting gathering spots.

This home has an out-front coastal vibe. "We spiced [the porch] up by doing each chair a different color and splurged on a stained-glass window atop the front door," says RMSer 11278203.

RMSer klg4944 and her boyfriend went beachy in Kansas — they put together this stunning coastal-style enclosed porch with thrifty finds and sale items.

The terrace of this coastal home in the Dominican Republic exudes the tropics. A real-life coconut palm is mirrored again and again with palmy patterns in cushions and pillows. RMSer The HomeinParadise turned an old dining table into the coffee table and turned the former coffee table into an ottoman.

A New England coastal aesthetic went into the design of this outdoor dining room, created by Jamie Durie.

Fine-textured perennials, like ponytail grass, give a container garden that seaside windswept look. Marry them with sun-loving plants such as petunias.

RMSer Beautifulpleasure's Caribbean patio is a feast of blues and greens, with a tinted concrete floor and repainted furniture finds. The pergola roof is made out of clear zinc to let the light in, and solar-powered lights brighten up the evenings.

For this gorgeous coastal home in North Carolina, gracious, relaxed Southern living is the standard in all its outdoor spaces.

Small bursts of chartreuse highlight the porch at RMSer jengo's beach cottage. RMSer jengo describes her style as "inspired by coastal California, Creole cottages, antebellum mansions of the South, [and elements of] Key West, Polynesia, the Caribbean and a little Cape Cod thrown in sometimes."

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