We hate to admit it, but the end of summer is on the horizon! Now’s the time to take advantage of the great weather and bright sun. If you have an outdoor space, enjoy it! We put together our favorite spaces from around the web to get you in the mood and to provide inspiration to those who need to do some sprucing up!

We could spend our entire day on this porch! If you have ample porch space, try decorating it as you would a living room. This allows you to easily and comfortably move parties and get-togethers outside. The bold colors, patterns, and funky accessories in Nancy Pearson‘s design make this a perfect place for a summer party.

Working with less space? No problem! Add two stools and a small table to create an intimate area for a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine with a view.

Don’t fret over making sure every piece in your outdoor furniture collection matches. Mixing it up creates a relaxed and casual setting. If your space is covered, bring in some indoor accessories and nicknacks that you love for a more personal atmosphere.

We love this semi-enclosed balcony! It may be small on space but it’s certainly big on comfort. Check out this post on Shelterness for even more photos of cozy balconies.

Never miss the opportunity to incorporate plants. After all, this is where they’ll thrive! We love the more-is-more approach taken on the balcony below from Design Sponge. Even more examples can be found here.

Minimal and no-fuss. If you’re looking to create a space for sheer relaxation don’t be afraid to include only the necessities.

Bright color truly shines under the sun. For an outdoor space meant for entertaining, use color to your advantage!

We love the worldly quality of the decor on this NYC rooftop space. It’s as if we’ve walked into a secret garden with treasures from around the globe.

Here’s an outdoor space to envy. Strategically placed walls, canvas screens, and plantings break up this minimal rooftop space and create “rooms” for you to choose from.