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12 Ideas For Extending Your Outdoor Living Space

Is there a better way to rest after a long day than relaxing in the backyard? You might think that spending time outside your house isn’t as comfortable as inside, but that is not true. 

There are plenty of ways to make yourself feel comfy out there. All you need is some outdoor furniture, lights, or decorations to take full advantage of your yard. To help you pick something suitable, we created this list of the 12 best ideas for extending your outdoor living space.

Covered Space

This covered living space is absolutely gorgeous. After having it in your yard, you won’t feel like spending time inside at all. This place will allow you to accommodate plenty of furniture, including sofas, tables, or chairs. The kitchen island is another great addition that will let you enjoy your favorite beverage and watch the movie on a flat-screen while having a tasty meal.

The Use Of Pergola

There is something magical about pergolas, and if you have one, it immediately adds plenty of charm to your outdoor space. This fabulous idea will allow you to relax in your yard, feeling like you are spending time far away from the city. With some sofas and armchairs with comfortable cushions, being outside will become addictive. Light up a fire, pour a glass of wine, grab your favorite book, and enjoy yourself after a long day.

Cozy Corner

If you have limited space in your yard, build a small deck and create this backyard oasis. Add a comfortable sofa, cute decorations, and plants, and don’t forget about lighting to set the mood. In the end, you can even include a small fire pit to make your space even more welcoming.

Back Of The House

Instead of building something from scratch, use your current space. It will be cheaper and faster to create since you will only have to add roofing to the back of your house. Match the style of your new outdoor living space with the house when it comes to color selection. From that point, the sky is the limit. Add your favorite furniture and decorations. To feel closer to nature, put around your favorite plants.

Fire Pit Under Pergola 

One of the best ways to spend quality time with your close ones is by gathering around the fire pit. It can be even more enjoyable when you locate it under the beautiful pergola. Sitting near the fire with the people important to you is everything you really need. Depending on the size of your outdoor space, build a pergola only above the fire pit or extend it even further to accommodate more items.

Outdoor Kitchen

The best way to combine eating and having fun together in the yard is by creating an outdoor kitchen. Depending on your budget, it can be smaller or bigger and have more or less equipment. The most important thing is to be able to cook your favorite food over there and accommodate your family and friends. Add a large table and some benches or chairs, and let yourself have the time of your life in your new outdoor kitchen. 

Bell Tent 

Place this bell tent in your backyard to create an extraordinary atmosphere in your garden. With this tent, spending time outside will never be boring. It will also be a wonderful way to impress your friends, making them want to visit you more often. Add a nice rug, comfortable cushions, and a lot of lighting, including candles. It’s especially useful for young parents to have romantic dates without leaving kids at home alone.

Movie Theater 

Watching movies together is awesome, but doing that in your private theater is even better. To make this place cozy, use some lights and ornaments. Before you put matrices and cushions, place something on the ground first, such as a carpet, to isolate yourself from the cold that comes from the ground. Get the projector, fitted sheet for displaying a film on it, popcorn, and other snacks, and that’s it. Your outdoor movie theater is ready!

Utilize A Parasol 

Parasol has a variety of uses. First, it is perfect for blocking direct sunlight and providing shade on hot days. Secondly, it will protect you from the rain. But besides these practical applications, it also adds a lot of charm to your outdoor living space. Place it in the center of your little outdoor universe, and add some furniture, such as sofas, chairs, or tables. Do not forget about adding some cute lights and decorations to make yourself even comfier.

Tiny Garden Bar

The recipe for a good party doesn’t always contain plenty of space or people. Sometimes to have fun, you just need your favorite person, a comfortable armchair, cute decor, and a little alcohol. Find a small space in your yard, place some wood on the walls, and build this outdoor bar with an opening table. Do not forget about adding that cute ceiling covered with greenery and lights to make this place stand out.

Incorporate A Pond

For water features lovers, this project will be a dream come true. Create a covered deck where you can place some comfortable furniture and construct a pond above it. Then build a system that will draw water from the pond and pour it back into it through the deck. If this already sounds complicated, feel free to use the help of some professionals. Even though it requires some work, it is definitely worth it!

Living Space Next To The Pool

If you have a pool in your yard, it often becomes the center of your social life. If this also applies to you, create your living space as close as possible. Depending on your preferences, and the climate, it can be covered or not. Also, keep in mind that the water can damage your furniture when it splashes or when you sit down wet on it. Pick furniture made of material resistant to the water. Add some cushions and decorations, and that’s all you need to have fun and relax around your pool.

To Sum up

Warm days are the best chance to spend time outside. To make yourself as comfortable as possible, create a perfect outdoor living space. There are many options to choose from, so to help you find something that will suit your needs, the ideas we included vary from each other. Keep in mind that you can also modify each project to match your style and the appearance of your landscape.

Let us know which outdoor living space you like the most, and as always, please share!