14 Stunning And Innovative Outdoor Rooms

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14 Stunning And Innovative Outdoor Rooms

One of my all-time favorite summer fantasies is to have an outdoor room—a place where you can chat with friends over a glass of wine at the end of a warm summer day. 

What is the difference between an outdoor room and a simple outdoor sitting area? I think it has to do with bringing inside elements to the outside—sometimes incorporating a rug or pillows that don’t necessarily look “outdoors,” and in some cases bringing out furniture and light fixtures that you wouldn’t normally see out of the house. When done right, the whole effect is unexpected and utterly charming.

Here are some dreamy photos to get you in the mood. Which would you choose? Start slideshow »


Lorri Elder Dyner is an interior designer and blogger who believes in the power of "decorating for the rest of us." Using clever, accessible, and affordable ideas, she brings us insider tips and tricks that make our living spaces feel pulled together. Lorri resides in Westchester with her husband and two small children. Visit her at returntohomeinteriors.com.

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Westchester Magazine editorial staff.

Top Photo credit: Mihalis A. / Fotolia

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