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Red with Envy

Red with Envy

Ok, ok. This one might be a little out there, but some people are actually fortunate enough to have a little sand and surf in their own backyard. But, if you’re not lucky enough to reside by a beach, you can create your own envious backyard space by adding some faux palm trees and some beach-themed accessories. Instead of going the tranquil, spa blue or light green route in your outdoor decor, pump it up a notch by adding solid red outdoor cushions and some red-striped throw pillows. The double chaise chairs in espresso will make any backyard lounging area just that much cozier while slide-out trays hold your books and beverages. (more…)

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Romance on the Go

Romance on the Go

Schedule a secluded rendezvous just about anywhere. This smart wood bistro set folds in seconds to fit in your car trunk for a picnic at the park or a romantic dinner on the beach. Pack up your food, toss in a few unbreakable wineglasses, maybe some candles or color changing solar lights to create a little mood lighting and you’re ready to go. (more…)

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Curtain Call

Curtain Call

If you have a small, unused space in your yard or around your house, you can easily transform it into a quiet retreat all your own. Simply slide some outdoor curtains along a tension rod and instantly transform a harsh, unappealing area into a soft, inviting space. This is also a pretty (and pretty easy!) way to add privacy to a lanai or gazebo. A slatted outdoor folding chair allows you to sit and enjoy the solitude while a couple of baskets hold your belongs off the floor. (more…)

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Outdoor Oasis

Outdoor Oasis

When creating an outdoor living room, be sure to choose patio furniture that suits your style as well as your needs. This all-weather wicker furniture collection offers a sleek contemporary look that’s practically maintenance free. Juxtaposing the dark brown wicker against a light blue outdoor cushion and light, natural accessories gives this space a relaxing, spa-like feel. Adjustable outdoor chaises flank a patio umbrella that provides cooling shade, while a privacy screen helps block curious eyes. (more…)

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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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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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