Deck Design Ideas

A remodeled or brand-new deck presents endless possibility. Do you go for ultra-modern pieces and clean lines to create an upscale, contemporary space? Or lean into rustic, relaxed furniture choices to cultivate a haven of relaxation and entertainment? All outdoor deck ideas should marry function and practicality with fun and form. Before you dive into planning the details of your deck and reading our top … Continue reading Deck Design Ideas

Material Matters in Decking and Deck Furniture

Constructing or remodeling a deck is a large scale project that, if executed properly, can transform any outdoor space into a cooking, dining, and relaxation retreat fit for royalty. Before you dive too deep into deck design ideas you must make some fundamental and important decisions. Namely: what material(s) will you use for your decking material and deck furniture? Aesthetic appeal and color choices may … Continue reading Material Matters in Decking and Deck Furniture

How to Shop for an Outdoor Bar Set

An evening revelry calls for a central space. While in your younger years you may have gathered friends around your parents’ den or basement, now that you own your own home you can upgrade a stylish yet practical outdoor bar set to set the tone for a fun night of socializing. Bar sets are a unique outdoor home furniture choice — the elevated seating creates … Continue reading How to Shop for an Outdoor Bar Set

The Shopper’s Guide to Buying an Outdoor Chaise Lounge

A bench may be the logical choice for a garden side seating option, and a rocking chair will complete the picturesque front porch. But for unrivaled comfort and relaxation outdoors there are few styles that can match the casual elegance of a chaise lounge. If you want to relax in style by your sauna or pool investing in a chaise lounge is a smart move. … Continue reading The Shopper’s Guide to Buying an Outdoor Chaise Lounge

5 Must-Have Elements to Create Your Perfect Outdoor Retreat

The constant ding of electronic notifications, the ever-demanding toil of housework, and the frantic juggling act necessary to complete our long list of tasks throughout the day — sometimes we need to take a step back from the chaos of modern life and just unwind. When you want to relax, slow down, and revel in the soothing comforts of nature you need an outdoor retreat … Continue reading 5 Must-Have Elements to Create Your Perfect Outdoor Retreat

Adirondack Chair

How to Shop for an Adirondack Chair

Classic Adirondack chairs are designed for maximum relaxation outdoors, whether you’re sipping tea on the patio or soaking up some sun poolside. The Adirondack chair provides excellent support due to its backward sloping seat and back that sits close to the ground. Many types of Adirondack chairs feature contoured seats and backs for additional comfort. The wide arms provide a convenient place to balance a … Continue reading How to Shop for an Adirondack Chair

Tablescape

Create the Ultimate Outdoor Dining Space

With the warm weather comes the opportunity to entertain outdoors this season and into fall. Before you dine al fresco though, make sure you understand how to get the most use out of that outdoor dining space so your guests have plenty of room to eat, drink, and enjoy each other’s company. Here we break down a few tips to create a functional, beautiful outdoor … Continue reading Create the Ultimate Outdoor Dining Space

5 DIY Gardening Projects for Summer

Are you a seasoned gardener who spends hours outside, carefully tilling soil, weeding, and planting? Or is your green thumb not so green? Whether you’re a master gardener or someone who can’t keep a plant alive, gardens—even small ones—add a tailored look to any outdoor space. Fortunately, you don’t have to go all in with hundreds of sculpted bushes and hard-to-care-for plants. Here are five … Continue reading 5 DIY Gardening Projects for Summer

Indoor/Outdoor Furniture

6 Ways to Use Your Outdoor Furniture Indoors… And Why You Should

Sometimes decorating a new space is a pain. How do you tie the room together with those hand-me-down pieces? What new furnishings should you incorporate? What colors should you introduce? How much is in the budget? But what if there was a solution that involved using a cheaper option… or even something you may already have on hand? Well… why not think a little outside … Continue reading 6 Ways to Use Your Outdoor Furniture Indoors… And Why You Should

Winter Decorating 102: A Refresher Guide for Outdoor Living (When the Temperature Dips Far Below 102 Degrees)

In 2016, we offered readers some of our best tips for turning your patio into a festive wonderland. We called it Winter Decorating 101, and you can still find fabulous ways to warm up with hot chocolate, cocktails, trees, fire pits, and more in that post. A lot has changed in life since we authored that piece. A reality television host serves as president of … Continue reading Winter Decorating 102: A Refresher Guide for Outdoor Living (When the Temperature Dips Far Below 102 Degrees)