Actually, this is what it is all about… bringing the indoor feel of your environment to the outdoors. There should be a real flow from one environment to the other. The same colors and materials are always in play and should be considered. The outdoor living space should be well thought out and designed for practical day to day and event type situations. Careful thought about cooking areas, sunning areas, lounge areas and dining areas should be part of the design. Fire feature, weather fireplaces, fire pits, or fire bowls can be considered. Give some thought about the sun locations at various times of the day, and any needed shading and the design will come together nicely.