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Bring the Indoors Out: How to Make Your Interior Style Work Outdoors

More and more, our outdoor spaces are becoming extensions of our interior living spaces. Whether you're hoping to entertain, enjoy a meal, or just read a good book, it's never been easier to create an outdoor space that you love and that reflects your own personal style. The right seating, decorative accents, and a few plants here and there can go a long way to making your deck or patio echo your home's design and decor.

Now that summer is officially upon us, it's time to take advantage of that warmer weather and squeeze every moment you can out of the season—with a little bit of help from The Spruce. From outdoor kitchen ideas to our favorite outdoor products, find everything you need to make your best home outside.

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8 Decor Items You Can Use Indoors and Out

Furniture can now play a more adaptable role in and out of homes, which makes decorating for both even more exciting. From jute-like poufs made of element-resistant materials to squishy chairs that would look perfectly placed in a living room or patio, below are pieces that blur that line and fluidly shift between indoor rooms, outdoor spaces, and the places that straddle both.

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50 Stylish Outdoor Kitchen Ideas Designed to Get You Cooking

There is something deeply satisfying about cooking and enjoying a meal outdoors, be it toasting marshmallows on a camp fire or grilling burgers for a weekend barbecue. Check out these outdoor kitchens in a range of styles, sizes, and price ranges that rival any indoor space for inspiration on how to turn your own outdoor cooking area into an oasis fit for endless summer gatherings of friends and family.

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The 13 Best Instagram Accounts for Outdoor Spaces

For some of the best outdoor inspiration we've ever seen, take a look at these wonderful Instagram accounts. No matter what type of outdoor space you have, these feeds will make you want to spend every sunny day outside.

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45 Outdoor Living Rooms That Don't Skimp on Comfort or Style

It's now possible to find comfortable outdoor furniture, a range of colorful, patterned textiles such as rugs and throw pillows, and LED lighting in a range of styles and price points that are designed to withstand the elements and look as suitable indoors as out. This means that you don't have to sacrifice style to create a warm, relaxing, inviting outdoor space. Check out these well dressed outdoor living rooms that provide bonus space for entertaining or just hanging out with the family in style.

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7 Essential Items for Setting Up an Outdoor Office Space

Most work from home employees can use a change of scenery every now and then, and as the weather warms up and the days get longer, we're all about taking things outside. That's right—the garden office is having a moment, and you, too, can arrange your outdoor space to allow for maximum productivity in the warmer months. Simply add the following seven essentials to your garden office and watch your 9-to-5 fly by.

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58 Patio Ideas That Will Make You Want to Live Outside

A patio is an essential outdoor space that connects your interior and exterior. Depending on the size and placement of your patio, it can act as both a bridge to the outdoors and an oasis for lounging and entertaining that can be as stylish and comfortable as your interior. Check out these stylish patios in a range of sizes, layouts, and materials for inspiration on how to build or decorate a stylish outdoor oasis of your own.

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15 Cute and Cozy Backyard Movie Night Ideas

These backyard movie night ideas will inspire you to create an outdoor movie night that your friends and family will love. You'll create an oasis in your yard: a place to relax and have fun in. There are ideas here for creating your own outdoor movie screen, making a projector that works with your phone, DIY seating options for both adults and kids, movie night decorations, and lots of ideas on how to serve food and drinks to your backyard theater-goers.