How to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Living Room

How to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Living Room

A bigger space can add wonders to your home. Extend the space you already have by creating a beautiful outdoor living room for your home. By doing so, you can have fun grilling, relaxing, or bonding with friends outside in what is essentially another room of your house.

What makes an outdoor living room attractive to homeowners is its added space and ambience. If you have limited space inside your house to relax during the weekend or have a party with friends, then a living room outside your house can give you that extra space.

In addition, having an outdoor living room can augment the overall look of your home, which makes it feel like you have your own mini-retreat on your property. The  side of the house you choose also becomes a new adventure for you, since you can have fun designing your outdoor living area and incorporate entertainment ideas to be able to enjoy.

When it comes to an outdoor living room, the first thing to keep in mind is the type of patio or deck you want. Normally, we see homes with flat patios that level with their first floor. But, wouldn’t it be nice to have a two story deck added to your home? Or, maybe one that wraps around the house?  Try designing your deck into something distinctive.

Then, plan your floor. Wood is the way to go when it comes to decking, and fortunately, there are many types to choose from. You can find patterned woods that add more style to your floor and stairs. Choosing a wood tone is also important, and they range from light to dark and everything in between. You may also want to explore reclaimed wood options if you want to make your deck more unique and give it distinctive character.

Once you have built your deck, plan your furniture setup. Keep in mind that when you purchase furniture for your outdoor living room, it needs to be durable enough to withstand extreme external elements, such as too much sun exposure, rain, and snow. This will ensure that you can enjoy your outdoor living room decor for a long period of time.

Remember that your outdoor living room is an extension of your home. So, when you design your living room, make sure that it blends well with what is inside and especially with the adjacent room. Also pay attention to what type of lighting you use, as you want to be sure you can enjoy your deck during any hour of the day.

Bring out some of your entertainment devices like speakers or stereos to add to the fun. And, why not make it a good place to dine under the stars?  Buy a grill, so you can enjoy romantic dinners or cookouts with neighbors and friends anytime you want.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors


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