5 lessons we learnt about creating the perfect outdoor room from this magical villa in Los Cabos

This house in Mexico's gorgeous Los Cabos boasts multiple outdoor living spaces that we wish we could spend the whole summer in

Los Cabos villa
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Oh, Los Cabos, we wish we were there! Especially if we could stay in this magnificent estate that sprawls over one and a half acres and has some of the best outdoor rooms we've ever seen anywhere. 

Even if you don't live anywhere near the hot and beautiful Mexico and have a few feet rather than acres, there are some genius tips to take away for your backyard ideas, wherever you are. 

1. Dress the area with outdoor curtains for a secluded feel

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This easy-going and modern styling would work equally well as part of balcony ideas in a small urban home, or for a terrace in a larger family property. The key here is the polished, cohesive look with soft and sumptuous textiles that include the pristine outdoor curtains. The curtains frame the space, instantly giving it the soft, secluded look of an indoor boudoir. 

2. A hammock instantly relaxes any space

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Want to create an outdoor room suitable for a midday siesta? You need a hammock. Hammocks are brilliant because they instantly create a space where you'll want to linger, and they have a relaxed, boho look that will loosen up an outdoor area that otherwise might only be used for a quick coffee. 

Los Cabos house

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3. An outdoor kitchen can be as grand as the indoor one

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The sky is the limit with outdoor kitchens. As you'll know from many outdoor kitchen ideas, an outdoor kitchen can be every bit as luxurious and well-equipped as the indoor one. The outdoor kitchen at the Casa Escondida is stunning and combines traditional Mexican design elements with modern appliances and extensive worktop space. You can cook up a feast in here – and then head to the glorious dining area, without needing to go indoors at all until nighttime. 

Los Cabos Casa Escondida

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4. A bathroom can have its own outdoor space too

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A bathroom that's also an outdoor room? Or a bathroom with its own outdoor room? The connection between the indoors and the outdoors is so seamless that it's difficult to decide. The luscious tropical greenery provides all the decorative elements these luxurious yet understated bathrooms need. These airy spaces belong in the pantheon of modern bathroom ideas for sure.

Los Cabos house

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5. Mirroring indoor and outdoor spaces creates harmony

Los Cabos house

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Symmetry is not always the most exciting thing in interior design – unless you're opening up your indoor space onto a view of the Sea of Cortez! In fact, if you have a nice view of anything that you'd like to see more of, then creating a semi-permanent link between the inside and the outside makes sense. Mirroring the layout is the easiest way to create a harmonious, fluid space that can be used in any way you like. You could be sitting inside looking out, or vice versa. 

The nine-bedroom, 10-bathroom Casa Escondida is located in the resort of Puerto Los Cabos and is on sale for $8,150,000 by The Agency. 

Anna Cottrell
Anna Cottrell

Anna is Consumer Editor across Future home titles; she has a background in academic research and is the author of London Writing of the 1930s; she has written about literature, architecture, and photography, and has a special interest in high-end interior design.