10 Outdoor Entertainment Room Inspirations
A well designed outdoor room gives you a place to relax, unwind or even dine close to your home’s natural beauty. Extending your living space outdoors can keep you a bit closer to nature, even if you don’t necessarily spend much time in the yard or outdoors. Decide beforehand if you’d like a space that feels open and invigorating, or warm and enveloping.
10 Outdoor room ideas for entertaining
Awesome outdoor dining room
Rustic furniture pieces add warmth to an intimate backyard setting, while antique lighting allows guests to visit even after the sun sets. For those who enjoy the smoky flavors of a delicious homemade pizza, consider a brick wood-burning pizza oven.
Meeting at the seashore
An ideal outdoor room is all about flow from the interiors. The oversize windows and the large opening to the balcony create an exotic staycation in a weather-controlled space.
Lakeside outdoor room
Sometimes all you need is a stone fire pit, two Adirondack chairs and a lake view. For a completely natural look, nothing beats stone. Keep in mind, natural stone costs more because it is quarried and has to be trucked in, adding transportation costs.
Outdoor dining with a view
This outdoor dining room offers a year-round entertaining experience with a breathtaking view. When deciding on location for your outdoor room, consider how you want to use it.
An intimate gathering place
Walls, a ceiling and a fireplace create a distinctive living room outdoors. Layer in mood lighting with eye-catching fixtures and lanterns.
Poolside outdoor entertainment
An umbrella is a great option to shade your outdoor living spaces. Also, consider awnings, canopies and gazebos to keep your guests comfortable on sunny days.
Personalize your space with flair. This rustic outdoor room by Jamie Durie is complete with a branch chandelier, flagstone flooring, a patterned rug and an antique.
While gray stone is a classic hue for an outdoor space, add pops of interest with colorful accessories. When picking your furniture pieces, look for synthetic wicker for more durability.
A full-service outdoor kitchen and dining area invites a crowd. In a sheltered backyard, large French doors with transom windows above can provide access while allowing natural light into your home.
Simple and chic!
Turn your dull concrete slab into a fabulous backyard focal point with a clean mix of color. To define the space, face some seats toward your house.
Contemporary outdoor dining
To add structure to the space, Jamie Durie added walls covered with scented herbs and fruit.