Stop separating the outside in 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 items you have naturally for the reason that space. What has mother nature already provided for you? Hopefully you possess some kind of natural elements that can be the focal point within your new outdoor living room area such as a large tree, a hedgerow, an excellent slope, or a beautiful view. There can be other qualities you could potentially 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 might be a barren rectangle, with nothing in it but a majority of dirt and weeds.