Let your backyard speak for itself and go modern and minimal with your outdoor furnishings. Think clean lines and classic pieces that are made to last. Save your money and avoid the clutter that’s marketed for outdoor consumption – do you really need all those brightly colored throw pillows, the outdoor rug and the solar powered dragonfly lights? Despite what the big retail stores will tell you, your entire living room doesn’t need to be reproduced outside. Let nature be the star. Here are 12 modern outdoor living spaces with an emphasis on the minimal.