Whether hidden behind a wall, nestled into a home’s interior or tucked in between buildings, a courtyard is in many ways the perfect outdoor living room. Courtyards offer the comfort and privacy of being inside the home while allowing you to enjoy the open air of an outdoor living space.
Courtyards have served as private outdoor spaces used for cooking, sleeping, working, playing, gardening and a host of other activities for thousands of years. But lately it seems homeowners have rediscoveed the intimate confines of the courtyard.
We’ve even noticed a trend toward new homes incorporating courtyards in their design, as homeowners look for ways to create a more seamless flow between their home’s interior and exterior.
If you find the serenity and seclusion of courtyards as intriguing as we do, stroll the rest of this post. You may discover an idea or two you can use to make your own courtyard more inviting.