These days our yards are becoming the other room in our homes. Being outdoors is good for your health. So take in the vitamin D in a beautiful space. There are so many great outdoor fabrics and area rugs that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Not to mention the recent additions of both lighting and artwork. There is no reason why you can not have an outdoor paradise.
When thinking about an outdoor space its important to think about merging it with the interior of your home. When you look out from inside you want to view to be an extension of your home.
Use fabrics and textures that compliment the feel of the rest of your home. This will give you a balanced look and feel that you will be sure to enjoy from both inside and out.