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Having an outdoor space is almost like having a mini vacation locale just outside your door. It's a place for a change of scene, a spot to "get away from it all," even if it's just for a few minutes with only a cup of coffee for company. (Hey, that's a vacation for me!) This outdoor haven, one of our favorite outdoor spaces of 2013, fits perfectly into its surroundings and offers the serenity necessary for a respite. Check out our budget-friendly finds to recreate its welcoming, cheery look.

Porch from Elizabeth's Color-Filled Apartment: