Outdoor room

The garden is an extension of your home, so there is no reason you can’t give just as much attention to your outdoor rooms as you do your indoor ones! Just remember to look at your outdoor room in the same way…floor, walls, ceiling, furniture and accessories. Your accessories might just be flowers and plants is all! Along the way, use these DIY outdoor room ideas and tutorials to style a fresh space outdoors!

In our feature photo, above, HGTV uses a standard chaise lounge to create a daybed on their outdoor room, by laying it flat and pushing it against the deck railing as backdrop. Add pillows, and maybe a cozy throw, and what a wonderful place to nap away a summer afternoon!

Create a painted outdoor rug with a can of spray paint, some stencils or hand painting, and a clear sealant.



Lighting in your outdoor room makes a paradise on warm summer evenings… Hanging lights can be inexpensive and can make or break a room used after sunset.



This DIY twinkle light porch canopy from Opaque Canvas was made for less than $25, and they have a full tutorial. This would look amazing at night!



From The Project Table, this DIY icicle chandelier is made with simple twinkle lights and a grapevine wreath. Follow her instructions for an inexpensive but organic version of the hula hoop chandelier we see all over Pinterest. (Which we also love!)

Icicle chandelier


The Budget Fashionista shows us how to make DIY outdoor pillows from vinyl table cloths or shower curtains! Love this!

DIY outdoor pillows


This DIY metal tub coffee table by Liz Marie Blog is crazy cool! And while you are looking up the instructions on this project at her site, check out how inspiring her whole outdoor room is!



From Rachel at Thrifty Inspirations through 36th Ave… this amazing DIY outdoor sectional could solve that expensive outdoor furniture problem! She has full step by step instructions and links to the plans she used. Love this!



Need some more inspiration?

From BHG…build this DIY outdoor room in a weekend!



This pretty room from ‘Hayneedle‘ has been pinned thousands of times! Great inspiration, in collaboration with Brian Patrick Flynn!!



Last one, just to get you dreaming! Now get to creating your outdoor room!


Image Credits: BHG, HGTV, Opaque Canvas, The Project Table, Budget Fashionista, Liz Marie Blog, 36th Ave., BHG, Lamb and Blonde


  1. Elizabeth Sagarminaga April 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Your DIY outdoor room ideas and tutorial are very inspirational and one should get inspired from your great ideas. Thanks for good sharing.

  2. Dawn Johnson July 12, 2014 at 11:11 am

    These are great, but what do you do when it’s raining? Whatabout the couch cushions and curtains getting wet?

  3. Rainey September 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out on my chandelier.
    Rainey @ The Project Table


    1. Kathy Woodard September 23, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Thx for the great project Rainey!

  4. Nam June 10, 2015 at 10:10 am

    So pretty !! I think i got great ideas for my patio now!! finally i found great inspirational pic after a month.
    thanks so muchhh

  5. Joyce April 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I love the purple room – would love to find those purple pendant lights.

    1. Kathy Woodard April 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      I’m sorry Joyce, it isn’t our photo so we can’t tell you! They ARE pretty though!

  6. Courtenay September 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    It is amazing how adding a pergola to a patio with a view can add to the overall effect and allure of an outdoor space


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