We have always enjoyed wraparound porches here in the South as an outdoor space. A porch swing brings back nostalgic feelings of days gone by and creates a relaxing place to visit and sip iced tea.
Terrace areas complete with a cooking area are a big trend now. Don't you love the architecture of the big hood surrounded by that beautiful blue and white tile?
These doors that fold back completely create an indoor-outdoor space, perfect for entertaining.
If opening up the entire wall isn't possible, then large openings are a great way to invite people to the outdoors and to enjoy the views.
This rather formal terrace area is very eye-catching done in mixed textures and white. The modern wing back chairs are gorgeous!
A fireplace or firepit seems to be in great demand. I am seeing them being built all over our neighborhood. What a wonderful place to sit and have a glass of wine or read during a crisp fall morning
I hope this sparked some interest in creating an outdoor living space in your home.
Thank you for reading! Patti