Category Archives: Outdoor Living

Tropical Retreat

Tropical Retreat

Set up a tropical retreat with a deep seat patio sofa in a dark, espresso stain and some floral print outdoor cushions. You can mix and match outdoor cushions and use them all around your patio to create more comfortable lounging areas. Add some coastal accessories like coral pieces, shells and outdoor lanterns and finish it off with some tropical palms and a floral outdoor rug. (more…)

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Dinner al Fresco

Dinner al Fresco

There’s no scientific evidence, but it sure seems that meals taste better when eaten outdoors. This tropical hardwood patio table set offers carefree dining at its best, with a natural look that complements your outdoor space. Add a patio umbrella to shield you from the sun or a stray raindrop and light up some candles to romanticize the mood when it gets dark. (more…)

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Intimate Outdoor Party

Intimate Outdoor Party

Transform a wood patio table set into an intimate party place for your friends by encompassing your patio set with small, white candles and adding a pop of color with some paper lanterns. Change out the lanterns with some color-changing solar lights for when evening approaches. It might also be a good idea to use unbreakable drinkware that looks like crystals but won’t shatter if the party starts to get out of hand. (more…)

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Go to Your Happy Space

Go to Your Happy Space

If you’re feeling down or you just want to create a happy place for you and your friends to relax and chat, set up a couple of seating areas with bright, floral outdoor throw pillows & outdoor cushions, some patio topiaries and tropical plants and your negative thoughts are sure to diminish. Add some throw pillows to your bench, hearth or just lay them around on the ground to create your own comfortable seating area. A classic wood chaise lounge can adjust to sit up if you need to chat or just lay it back, close your eyes and relax. (more…)

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Front Porch Fan

Front Porch Fan

Who doesn’t love to relax on the front porch with a nice, cool drink and watch the goings-on in the neighborhood? Set up your viewing area with a couple of patio chairs made of resin wicker that will hold up if you get excited and spill your drink. These swivel rocker patio chairs allow you to see all around you using very little body movement so you won’t look like a fan at a tennis match moving your head back and forth to watch the game. Add a little patio table to hold your drink, phone and a magazine or two in case the excitement wears down. (more…)

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Comfort in Motion

Comfort in Motion

Patio gliders have come a long way from those clunky metal ones we enjoyed at grandma’s house. Crafted of all-weather wicker that won’t warp or chip, these patio gliders offer classic charm with modern practicality. Create a room-like feel by adding a coordinating patio table, an outdoor rug, and a few artificial palm trees. (more…)

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Patio Sitting Area

Patio Sitting Area

Make your outdoor living space as inviting as your living room by adding a few well-placed accessories and your favorite patio chair. Colorful outdoor cushions and outdoor curtains are designed to provide style and comfort without a worry. Outdoor patio curtains also have the added benefits of screening sunlight and offering a bit of privacy. For a fun touch, use a small pile of stones to keep the outdoor curtains open. (more…)

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Small Patio Ideas

Small Patio Ideas

Even a quaint patio area can be made welcoming with small patio furniture. Here, a folding wood table and matching chairs provide a convenient spot to enjoy coffee or cocktails on your porch, patio or balcony. When guests arrive, simply fold and store the small patio table and chairs out of the way. (more…)

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How to Measure Replacement Cushions

Simple Measuring Techniques for Replacing Patio Furniture Cushions

Replacing patio cushions is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to update the look of your patio furniture. Whether you have existing patio furniture cushions or if you are purchasing patio cushions for your new patio furniture, use this guide to ensure your patio furniture cushions will have an accurate fit. It’s also a good idea to make sure the patio cushions that you are looking at have weather-resistant fabric and are intended for outdoor use. (more…)

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15 Oct '12

Deck Privacy Ideas

Deck Privacy Ideas

Make Your Deck a More Comfortable & Private Space with Deck Privacy Screens

If you have a nice deck, chances are you’ve pretty much converted it into a second living area – a place where you and your family and friends can gather and have a good time. In the warm months, you’ve probably also found a great deck space is a nice place to go if you want to be alone and lounge around. Sometimes you may feel like you’re on display when you’re on your deck so we’ve put together a few deck privacy ideas to help you feel more comfortable and, if necessary, even block your neighbor’s prying eyes. (more…)

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