Fill That Empty Patio!

Trying to amp your empty patio or porch? Use these patio furniture and design ideas to make the most of your outdoor space

By Kathy Barnes


Outdoor rooms extend your available living space, but an empty deck or patio lacks appeal. Decorate your space with the same creature comforts you'd want indoors—rugs, furnishings, and lighting—for a room you'll return to night after night. See how these decks and patios make the most of the space.

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Outdoor Lounge by Gideon Mendelson

Problem: There is nowhere to sit.

Solution: Create a cozy chatting space.

Select outdoor furnishings—couches and chairs, occasional and end tables—and arrange them in a way that allows for conversation. A comfortable furniture arrangement with seating situated around a table gives you a place to prop your feet or a cold drink.

Outdoor Lounge
by Gideon Mendelson

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