Now that Spring has arrived it is so nice to spend time outdoors relaxing and enjoying the fresh air. A new focus in interior design over the past several years has been outdoor living rooms. I must say that having a family/entertaining area outdoors complete with kitchen and eating area is a wonderful addition to a home. The key to creating this space is adding the comfortable qualities from inside the home, to the outside living area that can withstand the environment. For example, window treatments, throws and pillows can really soften the feeland enhance the idea that this is just an extension of the indoors. Area Rugs are a great addition to this space as well. Not only will you soften the decking or patio floor, you will create a warm inviting area that will seem like a second family room.