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The weather seems to be what everyone is talking about these days. When the temperature soars, there's nothing better than sitting outside under the protection of a balcony ceiling or patio canopy. I think outdoor rooms are such a treat, although they certainly don't have to be over-the-top. We recently installed a simple black awning over our outdoor dining area and love the instant privacy/cocoon feeling it adds when extended.

Here are some inspiring covered outdoor "rooms" — relaxed, comfortable and so inviting. I'd love to kick back and relax in any of these spaces!

Last but not least, the ultimate seat in the shade, this one from the Dedon Island Resort in the Philippines. Luxury!

For more inspiration, browse our photo gallery of Outdoor Rooms.

Photo credits:
1. Homedesignlove.com
2. Lonny
3. Walletpop.ca, photography by Melanie Acevedo
4. Anne Hepfer Designs
5. Domino magazine via Decor8 blog, photography by Deborah Jaffe
6. Lonny
7. Lonny, photography by Paul Barbera

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Sally Armstrong

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