How to Create an Outdoor Living Space

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Whether you have a large patio or just a small backyard, creating an enjoyable outdoor living space doesn’t have to be difficult. The key is to consider what you’ll be using your outdoor area for so you can put together a space you’ll love and use.

So, here’s all you need to know about choosing the pieces to make your outdoor living space your favorite place to be. And while some of these pieces may be a splurge and may not be entirely budget-friendly, they’re definitely a good place to find some outdoor living space inspiration.

Putting Together Your Dream Outdoor Dining Area

If you envision your outdoor living space primarily for barbecues or al fresco family dinners, then you’ve got two primary needs: a grill plus a patio table and chairs.

Of course, choose these to suit your taste. But if you have trouble deciding, here are a couple of strong picks to get you started:

Consider the Environmentally Friendly POLYWOOD Lakeside Dining Set

The POLYWOOD Lakeside 7-Piece Farmhouse Dining Set is a great choice for outdoor meals if you’re looking for furniture that will last. Plus, if you’re looking for another way to be eco-friendly, this table will fit your sustainable lifestyle. This is because the table is built from a proprietary material called POLYWOOD Lumber, which is made entirely of recycled plastic materials.

Key Features:

  • Six color options
  • Built to withstand many climates
  • Marine-grade quality hardware
  • UV-resistant

The Traeger Ironwood 650 Wood Pellet Grill Delivers Superior Flavor Every Time

The Traeger Ironwood 650 is a fantastic wood-pellet fueled grill. If you’ve looked into grills before, no doubt you’ve come across the Traeger brand; their reputation is well-deserved.

Like all Traeger grills, the Ironwood 650 is known for the delicious smoky taste it infuses into your food thanks to its wood-pellet fuel. If you’re looking to splurge on a high-quality grill for outdoor dining, this grill should be high on your list.

Key Features:

  • Downdraft exhaust system keeps fresh smoke consistently flowing
  • Super Smoke Mode increases smoke while grilling
  • Built-in pellet sensor monitors when wood pellet level is low
  • Control the grill from your smartphone with its WiFIRE Technology

Creating a Comfortable Outdoor Living Space

In addition to a dining setup, you may be excited to create an outdoor living space that mimics an indoor living room. Here are some great outdoor leisure furniture options to make your space comfortable.

Choose Luxury Seating With the Castlery Maui Loveseat & Lounge Chair Set

Forget old-fashioned wicker chairs and take a look at the Castlery Maui Loveseat & 2 Lounge Chair Set. This three-piece set is nice enough to be inside your home, but is made specifically for a luxury outdoor living space.

Key Features:

  • Webbing suspension
  • Removable cushions for easy washing
  • Levellers to stabilize furniture

Castlery Maui Coffee Table to Perfectly Match Your Loveseat

When you’re sitting on your patio enjoying the sunshine, you’ll likely need somewhere to put your cold drink or morning coffee. An outdoor coffee table is a great addition to your outdoor living space, and you may want to consider the Castlery Maui Coffee Table to complement the Maui loveseat.

Key Features:

  • Solid wood construction
  • Nearly three-inch top thickness
  • Beautiful wood-grain finish

Lighting Your Outdoor Living Space at Night

If you’ve got a great outdoor living space, you probably don’t want to limit its use to just daylight hours, as sitting outside on a warm summer night can be incredibly relaxing. This is why you’ll also want to make sure you can use your outdoor living space at night.

Set the Mood With the Terra Coronado II Square Fire Table 

Fire tables are a great way to add ambience to your outdoor living space, and they often come in interesting contemporary designs. With that in mind, Terra’s Coronado II Square Fire Table is a piece to consider.

The Coronado II provides warmth for cooler nights, thanks to propane, and creates perfect mood lighting. As a bonus, this fire table includes a concrete cover so when you’re not using it, it can double as a coffee table.

Key Features:

  • Push-button ignition
  • Outputs 50,000 BTUs of heat
  • Eight-hour burn time on a single tank
  • Weather-, UV-, and rust-resistant

Be aware that this fire table will cost you over $1,000. Still, if you have the budget, it’s an item that will not only add ambience but will allow you to use your outdoor living space more.

The PK Green Outdoor LED Cube Offers Dual-Purpose Lighting

The Outdoor LED Cube from PK Green is a lighting option for those who want to add some futuristic decor to their outdoor space. And these cubes don’t just provide light—their size means they can double as end tables next to your outdoor seating. Another fun feature is that you can set the cubes to display 16 different colors depending on your mood.

Key Features:

  • IP67 waterproof rating
  • Remote-controlled brightness adjustment
  • Gradual color change sequence
  • Weighs just eight pounds
  • Eight-hour battery life with a four- to six-hour charging time

Live it Up in Your Outdoor Living Space

Everyone loves a comfortable space inside. But as we’ve seen, it is possible to create an amazing outdoor living space, too. From a quality grill to stylish outdoor seating to mood lighting, you can enjoy your outdoor space at any time of day.