Stop separating the outside of 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 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 good slope, or a beautiful view. In urban locations, your yard could be a barren rectangle, with nothing on it but some dirt and weeds, but there might be other qualities you might 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.