Meandering paths might lead to a cozy conversation area adjacent to a warm fire. The right solution for your space might be a terraced sunken brick courtyard that provides privacy and muffles the sound of nearby traffic.
Or perhaps your needs are as simple as a space for a relaxing hammock or small garden party on the lawn or patio. In any circumstance, a well-designed area is spacious enough to accommodate the number of people, type of furniture and activity desired. There should be sunny as well as shady outdoor living spaces to be enjoyed at different times of the day or year as well as pleasing garden views from multiple vantage points. Check out these examples.