Stop separating the outside of your home from the inside of your house, try to think of your house as all one place. Look at your outdoor space, look at your yard and take inventory of the you have naturally because 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 area such as a large tree, a hedgerow, a fantastic slope, or a beautiful view. In urban locations, your yard could be a barren rectangle, with nothing in it but some dirt and weeds, but there could be other qualities you may start with, such as a lovely angle of morning sun, maybe a nice brick wall on a single side creating a microclimate, or even an interesting urban view of some kind.