Outdoor living areas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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With summer fast approaching, we are all starting to use our outdoor living areas more and more: whether for sun bathing, garden parties, barbecuing or just simply relaxing; an attractive terrace, balcony, veranda or garden can make all the difference at this time of year.

To celebrate the fact that we can once again use the garden without fear, our concept of the week, this week, focuses on beautiful outdoor living spaces; so if you have one that you would like to jazz-up, then pay attention! We've made a selection of some of our best looking outdoor living areas for you to gain some inspiration from. Enjoy!

Quayside living

This is a scene to behold- you would be hard pushed to find a better cityscape view in many places of an evening. It goes, then, without saying that a view like this will pave way for the basis of an excellent outdoor living area: spacious and airy, open and filled with the far off ambient sounds of the city; an easy place to watch the day pass by or to entertain friends. I Think it's fair to say that anyone you bring to a space like this in your home will be impressed; to say the least. Design by Leicht

Tuscan terrace

 Terrace by Au dehors Studio. Architettura del Paesaggio
Au dehors Studio. Architettura del Paesaggio

Dettagli di una casa di campagna

Au dehors Studio. Architettura del Paesaggio

A rustic and charming roof-top terrace here from Italian design studio Au Dehors. Town and scenic views from an enclosed space that is practical for any weather. The wood fire and stone sink installations add a lot to the design and the addition of lots of green is also are great for those with green fingers; with lots of space provided for potting up and replanting! 

On top of the world

If you're fortunate enough to live somewhere that has a high-angle view of a city, lake, river or the countryside from your home, making the most of it in the summer is a no brainier. Imagine yourself sat here with clear blue skies on a hot day, with friends. Design from Kazanski

Vino on the veranda

This sunset scene, photographed and designed by Brandstores, is a vision of paradise; wine, sun and sights! That rolling landscape stretching back for miles into a misty backdrop. An area such as this could be used for a multitude of purposes too: a BBQ,drinks party, sunbathing spot, even a small wedding! Endless possibilities.

Rooftop retreat

  by Eclat d'Ambiance
Eclat d'Ambiance

balcon—dessin 3D

Eclat d'Ambiance

High angle views on the city and landscapes? Make sure you make the best of them. Again, here this design makes theoretic room for absolute viability; making sure you can soak up the views, atmosphere and the sun! Got any ideas of your own for making the most of your outside living area? Let us know…

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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