Stop separating the outside in your home from the inside of your house, try to think of your residence as all one place. Look at your outdoor space, look at your yard and take inventory products you have naturally for the reason that space. What has mother nature already provided for you? Hopefully you might have some kind of natural elements that can be the focal point of your new outdoor living room area such as a large tree, a hedgerow, a great slope, or a beautiful view. There could be other qualities you could start with, such as a lovely angle of morning sun, maybe a nice brick wall using one side creating a microclimate, or even an interesting urban view of some kind, though in urban locations, your yard can be quite a barren rectangle, with nothing in it however, some dirt and weeds.