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 area, look at your yard and take inventory of the items you have naturally in the space. What has mother nature already provided for you? Hopefully you may have some kind of natural elements that can be the focal point of your respective new outdoor living room such as a large tree, a hedgerow, a good slope, or a beautiful view. There could be other qualities you could potentially start with, such as a lovely angle of morning sun, maybe a nice brick wall on one side creating a microclimate, or even an interesting urban view of some kind, though in urban locations, your yard could be a barren rectangle, with nothing in it but some dirt and weeds.