The important element here is for it to be unpretentious and to have a sense of ease. It’s ideal if there is not a specific style that dominates the entire space or is permanent. Then the theme and ambience can be changed up for many different occasions. It can entertain both an elegant evening under the stars or a sunny day around the barbecue as well as a child’s birthday party. As with the other common area’s a flow through and an ease of a story in the décor of the home needs to reflect those that share the space.
Whilst at the same time for it to be kicked up a notch and taken to a different level is equally is important as it is often the space most used. An important sense of being conversational and inviting and have guests each feel they are special will enhance a sense of it being homely.