I love creating outdoor rooms almost as much (or sometimes more!) than indoor rooms. Putting together an outdoor room doesn’t have to be expensive, you can use what you have to put together a lovely space.
The same basic elements of a indoor room can be incorporated to make outdoor living comfortable and pretty:
In fact, you might as well shop inside the house for items for your outdoor room!
Don’t worry about whether or not it is OK to bring REAL furniture or accessories outside, you CAN do this. it is LEGAL to bring regular furniture outside! You don’t have to go buy expensive patio furniture, especially if you have mild summer weather or a covered porch, or are just pulling furniture outside for a fun party, indoor furniture can be a perfect choice for summer outdoor rooms. You can always bring things in when the weather changes.
Enjoy mixing things up around the house or even shopping yard sales this summer for fun pieces you could use outside! To recover cushions and pillows, you can use outdoor fabric, indoor outdoor rugs or even thriftier, try cute old plastic tablecloths or shower curtains.
Disclaimer: if you bring your favorite sofa outside and leave it in the rain, I am not responsible for damage. :)
What could you bring outside to enjoy in an outdoor room this summer?
My related post on eBay: How to Add Personality to a Small Outdoor Space