Coastal-Style Decks, Patios and Porches

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

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October 23, 2019

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Deck Sitting Area Features Blue Cushions and Pillows Inspired by the Sea

This New Hampshire beach house's color palette of blue, indigo and white is thoughtfully carried outdoors to the deck seating area, where the inspiration of the palette becomes fully evident in views of the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

Beach House Deck With Fire Pit

Off the side of the house is a wonderful deck, warmed by a fire pit and sheltered by the house and a low wall. Water views expand to the horizon.

Coastal Screened Porch With Beach View

Why not spend all day on this screened-in porch? It offers up panoramic beach views, a cozy sofa (durable, too, in all weather-upholstery), even a tv.

Cottage Porch With Dog

Iced tea and a porch swing...the perfect formula for a lazy afternoon! A basket is an easy place to stash extra pillows.

Covered Deck With Striped Outdoor Furniture

Accessible by a sliding glass door in the adjacent bedroom, this covered deck area features a collection of striped outdoor furniture including two armchairs and two sofas centered around a low coffee table.

Roof Deck of Modern California Home

The rooftop deck of this modern California home overlooks a stunning view. Colorful outdoor chairs tie in with the home's multicolored exterior, which features shades of pink, yellow and teal. Modern metal rails provide unobstructed views of the surrounding hills.

Coastal Porch With Shingle Siding

For a patio on the lakefront, furnishings needed to be kid-friendly and able to withstand the elements. The solution: aluminum chairs and a fully upholstered sofa made of marine-grade wood and quick dry foam which could handle getting wet. Classic barn lights above the French doors add a decidedly coastal feel.

Coastal Porch Sitting Area With Ocean View

On this porch, white wicker seating pairs with navy blue cushions for the perfect nautical-themed setting from which to watch the water.
From: Debra Lynn Henno

Coastal Front Porch

Aqua blue outdoor cushions on black metal chairs and a sofa bring a beachy feel to this front porch. A chunky wooden coffee table balances the chairs' and sofa's slim silhouettes.

Covered Patio With Blue Chairs

This covered patio's dark wood ceiling gets a pop of pretty from the chair's blue seat cushions.

From: John R. Wood Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Breezy Covered Porch With Tropical Waterfront View

This relaxing covered porch boasts blue and neutral accents throughout nestled under a wood paneled ceiling. A glass coffee table sits at its center, while arched doorways give way to a tropical waterfront view.
From: Bea Pila

Stunning Waterfront Patio and Balcony

Waterfront views can be enjoyed from both the lower-level patio or the balcony of this coastal home. A wood dining table and chairs make for easy alfresco dining on the lower patio. Stone pavers that extend to the water are a nod to the rocky shoreline.

Covered Waterfront Patio With Stone Floor, Woven Ottoman

A breezy patio expansion preserves the views of the Puget Sound while providing covered seating to enjoy the scenery. A round woven seagrass coffee table, versatile outdoor rugs and red accents keep the look decidedly relaxed and coastal.

Coastal Porch Swing and Cocktails

Coastal style feels fresh and fun on this restaurant's deck, where a seat on a porch swing goes so well with a candy-colored cocktail.

Patio With Blue and White Chairs

Coastal sconces, a crisp white pergola and blue-and-white furniture take this lakefront patio in a nautical direction.

Lakefront Patio and Fireplace

Stone steps lead from the upper level patios down to this open air spot, where adirondack chairs are gathered around a wood-burning fireplace. The husband of the house likes to retreat here with friends and a few cigars.

Covered Patio With Wine and Cheese

Motorized louvers make it easy to enjoy this comfortable patio rain or shine. The pergola also has the advantage of acting as a pretty frame for views of lake and trees.

Outdoor Dining Room With Lake View

This Minnesota house's newly renovated outdoor areas include a dining room with wraparound views of Lake Minnetonka.

Beach House Balcony Offers Panoramic Views of Sand Dunes, Atlantic Ocean

A public beach access walkway creates additional space between this New Hampshire beach house and the neighboring one and opens up more panoramic views from the two upper levels of the home. Glass safety walls were chosen for the balcony, limiting the interruption of the views of the sand dunes and Atlantic Ocean.

Covered Porch With Ocean Views

The covered porch has a stone-clad outdoor fireplace, a must for ocean breezes and chilly Maine evenings.

Contemporary Deck With Ocean View

The only bad part about evenings on this deck—overlooking the ocean, seated around the fire pit—is that they can't go on forever.

Waterfront Porch With Blue Floor

The back porch floor gets a coat of sky blue paint, a beautiful complement to the peaceful oceanfront setting.

From: Page Taft Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Outdoor Lounge With Oceanside Seating

And when the owners want to soak up some sun? They can relax on this comfortable outdoor set. The wicker sofa allows for stretching out, while the matching coffee table keeps books and drinks within reach.

Covered Patio With Bright Blue & Green Accessories

This outdoor lounge is connected to the outdoor dining area, kitchen and pool, making it the ideal spot for entertaining.

Small Patio With Seafoam Blue Striped Rug Under Woven Bubble Furniture With Yellow Throw Pillows

In a small outdoor space, an outdoor rug can play multiple roles, creating a seating "island" as it does here, adding color and style, and making the area appear larger thanks to the introduction of an overall pattern. Designer Annastasia Mitchell chose this rug carefully for its seafoam blue color, which repeats the apartment’s interior color palette, "providing a sense of visual flow," she says, and to repeat the horizontal pattern of the louvered windows.

Beach Bungalow Porch With Cushioned Swing

The covered porch is a nice place to grab a seat on the cushioned swing and let the ocean waves soothe your mind.

Roof Deck With Day Bed Bench

Sleep al fresco; this ocean view roof deck comes with a day bed!

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