Extend Your Home Outdoors
Use our easy tips to make your outdoor spaces as comfortable as your living room.
The Big Idea: Furnish your porches and patios like indoor rooms -- just choose pieces made of wood or metal that can withstand the elements but still add style. Flea markets and vintage shops are great places to find accessories that are inexpensive and unexpected when used outside.
Notice the Details: An old wooden armoire stores clay pots and garden tools on this covered porch. While it's handy, it's also quite beautiful, adding a European flavor and more inviting feel to the open-air space.