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Outdoor Living Room Styling Ideas

If you’re anything like me, you could use a little extra space at home. One way to create a little breathing room is to take advantage of outdoor space. Whether it’s a patio, deck, or front porch with a little but of strategy you can create a cozy outdoor living room.

For my outdoor space, I looked no further than my front porch! Recently, I painted the front doors black so the porch was more than ready for a full refresh. I teamed up with the folks at AllModern to tackle this space and am sharing my outdoor styling tips here. 

outdoor furniture on covered front porch as an outdoor living room

{This is a sponsored post by AllModern. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.}

Over the last year, I’ve worked hard to make this house more functional. Defining little areas, such as my bedroom office nook and the multipurpose room gives us each space to enjoy the things we love.  

However, even with just me and the boys, we still could use a little bit extra room now and then. By turning the covered front porch into more of an outdoor living room, I’ve created a great place to welcome friends for a glass of wine, drink my coffee in the morning, or just enjoy the evening sunset.

The pieces I selected from All Modern are timeless classics that can also transition to other areas. Here are my tips for createing a cozy, functional outdoor living room:

modern black outdoor chairs

1. Choose Transitional Furniture

Choose furniture pieces that can easily transition to other areas or uses. This metal coffee table works perfectly for enjoying coffee and snacks but will also be great on our backyard patio for games on warm summer nights. Also, I could totally using these chairs inside too (and I did! See the bottom of this post!).

outdoor living room

2. Go For the Outdoor Rug

Use an outdoor rug to make the space feel like an actual cozy living room. A rug also helps keep things clean going between indoors and out. I chose a neutral striped outdoor rug that very much feels like it’s part of my home.

I used rug size 5’3″ x 7′ 6″ for reference.

3. Consider All Seasons

When creating an outdoor living room, plan how to make it function through all seasons. Even in the gray Oregon spring weather, I want to enjoy this space! Think ahead about which key pieces can be used throughout the year and which will need to be covered or moved indoors.

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