this unique outdoor living room is the perfect place to kick up your feet and enjoy a cold glass of lemonade. Surround the space with abundant greenery and select furniture with plenty of character. Find out how you can create an eye-catching setup.
Use pots to contain plants, like tall grasses, for a hassle-free look.
Photos: Thomas J. Story
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Get The Look
Plant a view. Create an organic focal point by surrounding the outdoor room with ornamental grasses, like reed grass (above).
Use materials with character. Recycled or salvaged furniture are often budget-friendly and add an element of personality.
Try herbs as ornamentals. An herb garden brings a decorative touch without much maintenance. Include herbs, like lavender, oregano, and sage.
Get creative with paving. Add a pattern in the gravel as a playful detail. Here, they use rebar poles bent in circles. Other ideas? Try metal gear wheels or horseshoes.
Get innovative with shade. In this room, the canopy is made out of seven panels of orange fade-resistant fabric.
Serve small bites, like crackers and cheese, on this outdoor-ready platter.