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Outdoor Living

While it may seem contradictory, you can use a lot of interior design principles when decorating outdoor spaces like decks, porches and patios. Your main goal should be to promote a comfortable atmosphere that allows you to relax while keeping the layout flexible. Read more.
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Wicker Outdoor Furniture Guide

Wicker is a catch-all term for furnishings featuring woven strands in a braided or crisscrossed pattern, but wicker furniture can vary in style, color and material. This furniture design evokes a traditional, handmade feel that complements virtually any patio. Read more.
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How to Create a Romantic Outdoor Arrangement

There’s nothing quite like spending quiet, quality time with your spouse or partner. A romantic backyard getaway is perfect for intimate dinners, wine and cheese night or just enjoying each other’s company. Read more.
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Patio Organization Ideas

Want to get the most out of your backyard? To keep your lawn well-kept every season, you’ll need to organize and maintain your outdoor space. Patio organization ideas can help optimize your layout, so you spend less time worrying about clutter. Read more.
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Barstool Height & Width Guide

Choosing the perfect height barstool can be tricky – discover exactly how to choose the best barstool height for all counter types. Finding the perfect barstool height can be an intimidating task, especially when you’ve put so much effort into setting up your patio bar. Read more.
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Nature-Inspired Home Decor

Looking for a stunning way to refresh your interior design? Incorporating a few elements of the outdoors into your rooms can help you breathe new life into your layouts. Nature-inspired furniture and decor lets you give your setup a fresh, fashionable upgrade. Read more.
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Creating an Outdoor Oasis

For many people, a patio is a place to shake off the stresses of the day and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine after spending long hours indoors. While simply sitting outside, feeling the breeze might be enough to relax you, the right furniture and decor can give your porch the ultimate boost. Read more.
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Coordinating Outdoor Furniture Styles

Whether you’re updating your seating or swapping out a small dining table for a larger one, people mix and match patio furniture for many reasons. The key is to coordinate your pieces to create a balanced look that’s as tasteful as it is unique. Read more.
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Outdoor Furniture for Different Climates

Although your outdoor theme and style preferences play an important role, choosing outdoor furniture that works well in various weather conditions is essential if you intend to leave your furnishings outside during brisk fall nights and warm sunny days. Read more.
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Pet-Friendly Patio and Balcony Ideas

Pet parents with patios naturally want to spend time with their favorite canine or feline companions outside. However, several factors come into play when making your rental property or home’s outdoor spaces comfortable for both people and pets. Read more.
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How Can I Make My Patio More Inviting?

Looking for ways to stay outside and enjoy your deck, terrace or porch on cool summer nights? Decorating the space with cozy patio furniture is a smart and stylish way to ensure that you and your guests remain comfortable. Read more.
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Sling Outdoor Chairs

Sling chairs provide comfortable casual seating for decks and poolside patios. Sling chairs also coordinate with an array of decor, with lounging and dining options to suit your porch or balcony. Read more.
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Outdoor Ambiance

Set the stage for festive parties, romantic evenings, or relaxing weekends in your back yard by creating unparalleled ambiance with one or more of these simple outdoor additions.
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POLYWOOD Outdoor Furniture

An eco-friendly alternative to many manufactured materials, POLYWOOD is a brand of outdoor furniture material made with recycled plastic. If you want highly versatile, sustainable furnishings for your backyard, this lumber-like material offers several benefits. Read more.
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Kid-Friendly Backyard Ideas & Tips

When decorating an outdoor layout, most people focus on the relaxing and stylish aspects of patio design. However, if you have small children, it’s a good idea to incorporate a few fun features so that they can enjoy the space as well. Read more.
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Porch Swing Ideas

When decorating your backyard, patio or deck, comfortable seating is a must. However, one piece of furniture that sometimes gets overlooked is the porch swing.Read more.
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Sunroom Ideas

If you enjoy basking in the sunshine but want to avoid the insects and intense heat that often come with being outdoors, a cozy, air-conditioned sunroom can give you the best of both worlds.Read more.
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Choosing Patio Furniture for Your Beach House

Your beach house is an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and your furnishings should welcome you with carefree vacation vibes. The furniture and accents you choose set the stage for relaxation, good times and fond memories. Read more.
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Using a Gazebo vs. a Pergola

Both pergolas and gazebos offer shade and shelter to help you enjoy your patio in the face of intense sunlight or inclement weather. However, each has its own unique qualities that could make one better for your space than the other. Read more.
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Outdoor Party Ideas

Whether you’re planning to host a casual family barbecue or a glamorous, rooftop gala at home, outdoor entertaining requires extensive planning and preparation. Along with creating guest lists, food menus and party games, you need to figure out how to set up your deck or backyard. Read more.
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Modular Patio Furniture

Decorating your deck or terrace with modular furnishings is an efficient way to save a bit of money and establish a chic, versatile layout. Discover the benefits and flexibility that modular patio furniture has to offer, as well as some decorating tips to make the most of your space. Read more.
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Spring Container Ideas for Patios

Spring is perfect creating a container garden on your patio or deck. Whether your backyard is too small for a garden or you’re just looking to show off your green thumb, outdoor pots and planters let you grow flowers, herbs and vegetables even in compact spaces. Read more.
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How to Decorate an Apartment Patio

A balcony or small patio is a plus for any apartment. Decorating a balcony or small patio can be tricky, as smaller spaces may limit your furniture and decor options. But with careful planning, new seating, accents and decorative flair can transform any patio into a private oasis. Read more.
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Rattan vs. Wicker

Though many people use the words rattan and wicker interchangeably, they are actually two different things. Understanding the unique traits of each option is essential when choosing the right outdoor materials for your patio. Read more.
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Patio Wind Screens

Have you ever been sitting outside on the patio when suddenly, a strong gust of wind whips through your backyard, knocking over your drink and sending your sunhat flying? Or, has a surprise rainstorm ever forced you to move an outdoor get-together inside at the last minute? Read more.
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How to Decorate your Enclosed Patio

An enclosed patio lets you experience the refreshing atmosphere of the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home. Screened-in porches and covered terraces often serve as a unique spot for relaxing alone or entertaining guests. Read more.
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Steel vs. Aluminum Patio Furniture

Patio decor is an important investment, especially if you’re looking to buy quality outdoor furniture. Steel and aluminum patio furniture are popular picks for people who want stylish pieces for their deck, porch or terrace. But how do you know which one is best for your unique setup? Read more.
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Teak vs. Acacia vs. Eucalyptus

When it comes to outdoor-friendly furniture, the materials you select affect everything from decor style to comfort and durability. Wood dining tables, sectionals and chairs give patios a breezy look. Knowing more about teak, acacia and eucalyptus can help you choose the perfect pieces. Read more.
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What Can I Use on My Patio for Shade?

One of the best ways to reset the mind and refresh the body is to sit outside and take in some fresh air and sunshine. However, it’s hard to enjoy spending time on your deck or in your backyard if there’s harsh sunlight, causing you to sweat and making it difficult to see. Read more.
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Boho Patio Furniture & Decor

More than any other design style, boho is about attitude – namely relaxed, casual and eclectic with a touch of quirky whimsy. Pulling together this look for a patio, deck or garden can be rewarding and fun. Read more.
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Outdoor Décor Extras: Wall Décor, Planters and Sculptures

Whether you’re decorating a patio, porch or deck, you can use outdoor accessories to personalize the space and put a stunning finishing touch on the layout. Wall decor, colorful plants, decorative sculptures and patterned rugs are excellent additions. Read more.
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Heating Things Up – Chiminea vs. Fire Pit

Both chimineas and fire pits provide soothing warmth and mesmerizing visual appeal to your space. However, depending on your heating needs and style preferences, one of these units may be a better fit for your patio than the other. Read more.

How to Choose Outdoor Rug Sizes

The optimal outdoor area rug for your patio depends on factors like the size of your deck or porch, the furniture you plan to use and your design goals. We’ve put together this outdoor rug size guide to help you choose the perfect patio rugs for a variety of outdoor spaces. Read more.

Outdoor Fabric Guide

Fabrics labeled for outdoor use need special treatment to withstand strong sunshine, rain, stains and windy days. However, some weatherproof fabrics are better than others, depending on the climate where you live. Read more.
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Patio Umbrella Size Guide

A must-have part of your outdoor decor, patio umbrellas are beautiful, practical accents. They provide shade from the sun, shelter from summertime drizzles, and a pop of personality. Choosing an umbrella is more than colorful fabrics and styles. Read more.

What Do You Do with Your Old Furniture?

Many of today’s consumers enjoy a minimalist lifestyle to make the most of what they have, cut down on waste and help the environment. However, knowing how to discard furniture and appliances properly can be a tricky and sometimes confusing process. Read more.
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What is the Best Month to Buy Patio Furniture?

Whether you are looking to furnish your entire backyard with seating and dining sets, or if you are just looking to add a few accents, consider your motivations – are you looking for the best prices, the best selection or the quickest delivery? Read more.
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Patios Decked Out in Black and Wicker

All-weather wicker has quickly found its place as favorite material for furnishing outdoor living spaces. A popular and eye-catching trend for this comfy fabrication is a striking black finish. This stand-out look lends a modern sensibility to a classic style. Read more.
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Black Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

Known for its classic beauty, wrought iron outdoor furniture is a high-quality, versatile choice for your home. Whether you’re decorating your garden or patio, wrought iron sets work well in a variety of layouts. Read more.
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How to Create an Outdoor Breakroom at Work

Businesses are opening back up, and people are returning to their offices, but many employees working remotely have grown accustomed to flexible work areas. To boost company productivity, consider the benefits of an outdoor breakroom. Read more.

How to Establish a Relaxing Outdoor Design

A sensory room is a safe haven. Creating such a space involves choosing the right area, lighting and furnishings to avoid overwhelming those with sensory processing issues. These same principles can be used to establish a fun, safe and sensory-friendly backyard for their kids. Read more.
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How to Set Up an Outdoor Classroom

With the rising popularity of outdoor offices, many businesses are looking to take advantage of the various benefits of spending time outside. By considering the pros and cons of teaching outdoors, you may find that an open-air classroom is right for you and your students. Read more.
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Feng Shui Decorating Ideas

Planning an effective furniture layout involves both practical and aesthetic concerns. Feng shui is a popular practice that people use to arrange their furniture, but the reason it works has more to do with common sense than mysticism. Read more.
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Universal Design for Accessible Backyards

Accessibility features like ramps and railings assist people with disabilities when they are out. While these improvements are common in public spaces, residential areas often lack these necessary elements. All it takes is a few modifications to create an accessible design for your home. Read more.
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How to Live a Realistic Zero-Waste Life

Many people try to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle by recycling and buying clothes and furniture secondhand. While it may seem like a challenging task, it only takes a few small changes to cut back on how much waste your family produces. Read more.
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Benefits of Buying New Furniture Over Second-Hand Items

Outfitting homes with second-hand furniture and refurbishing used tables and chairs is a popular trend. Buying your furnishings from a thrift shop is ideal if you want a living room sofa that is already springy and soft due to previous use. Read more.
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Automating the Outdoors: Smart Tech for Your Backyard

Smart home tech and automation includes anything from wireless speakers to heating and cooling systems. With devices that support lighting, security, entertainment, landscaping and irrigation, you can level up your outdoor living spaces, too. Read more.
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Tips to Make Your Airbnb Stand Out from the Competition

Whether it’s a full-time gig or a side hustle, people turn their properties into Airbnb locations for many reasons. The vacation rental industry is highly competitive and often revolves around unique properties and good locations. Read more.
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Stunningly Simple White and Metal Patio Decor

Crisp and refreshing pool side or surrounded by a lush garden blooming with color, white metal patio furniture provides a stunningly pristine canvas for your backyard retreat. With white as the focal color, your outdoor living or dining space will look airy and elegant. Read more.
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Creating a Functional Outdoor Office for People Who Work from Home

With many companies shifting toward a work-from-home model, employees need spaces where they can work effectively. One of the best benefits of working remotely is being able to change up your scenery, so why not stretch your legs and relocate to the backyard? Read more.
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Create a Refreshing Backyard Escape in Gray and Wicker

Gone are the days when brown is your only choice for outdoor wicker furniture. Luxurious styles will have you taking in sultry summer days and chilly, late-season nights under the wide open sky of your backyard. Read more.
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Black and Metal Patio Décor

Enjoy the timeless look and enduring quality of black metal patio furnishings and décor. Powder-coated cast aluminum, steel and wrought iron are appealing and sturdy materials for outdoor pieces. Read more.
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Decorating your Patio with Lights

As you design your patio to get the most enjoyment out of it as possible, don’t forget to consider lighting. From additions as simple as lanterns and string lights to professionally installed fixtures like wall sconces and chandeliers, lighting is an important addition. Read more.
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Decorating your Patio in Wicker and White

The timelessness of wicker furniture combined with a crisp, white finish creates a versatile, breezy aesthetic. Patios outfitted in white and wicker decor have a bright and uplifting look whether you pair two shades of white or leave the wicker a natural brown. Read more.
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Pool House Decorating Ideas

If you have a swimming pool, adding an outbuilding or cabana boosts your home’s curb appeal while expanding your seating, dining, entertaining and storage options. The type of pool house you have will help you determine how best to decorate your backyard getaway. Read more.
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Outdoor Beach Decor

Establishing a beachy theme in your backyard is an excellent way to transform your layout into a sunny, relaxing getaway. To achieve this goal, you’ll need to decide whether you want your chic and casual setup to have more coastal, nautical or tropical appeal. Read more.
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Blue and White Patios that Shine

Blue and white décor, in both trendy and timeless combinations, can revitalize your outdoor living space. These tones offer a fresh and fabulous approach to design and can be mixed in a number of ways. We’ve pulled together some approaches to styling with this distinctive combo. Read more.
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Decorating your Patio in Blue and Yellow

This classic color pairing will bring a ray of sunshine to your backyard. Layering a blue and yellow color scheme throughout your patio décor can be effectively achieved through a variety of different design styles. Read more.
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Ideas for Decorating your Balcony

Balconies often are tight on space, but that doesn’t have to limit their beauty and usefulness. Making the most of your balcony can really boost the quality and quantity of your overall living space. Read more.
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Black and White Patio Décor Ideas

The striking contrast of black and white patio décor creates a dramatic look against the lush backdrop of a patio, porch, or garden. This timeless color pairing never goes out of style and can be the foundation of gorgeous backyards from classic to modern. Read more.
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Rustic Outdoor Decor

The unpretentious, authentic nature of rustic design brings a warm, welcoming tone to porches and decks. Unsure how to plan your rustic patio layout? Read more.
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How to Design a Patio Layout

Designing a patio layout that works for your lifestyle and needs allows you and your family to get the most out of your outdoor spaces. Creating a blueprint of your patio layout design ideas is the first step. Read more.
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How To Clean Outdoor Wood Furniture

Wooden patio furniture is an excellent design choice and a wise investment. From spacious sectionals to inviting dining sets, these pieces can last for many years of fun in the sun. However, if you want to get the most out of your outdoor wood furniture, care and maintenance are musts. Read more.
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What Is Teak Wood Furniture?

If you’ve ever shopped for outdoor wood furniture, one of the first things you noticed is likely the variety available. With everything from maple and red cedar to acacia and eucalyptus on offer, it can be hard to know which type of wood will work best. Read more.
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Must Have Patio Accessories: Cool Outdoor Accents

Decorations make a big difference in how your outdoor living area feels. With a few additions, you can transform your deck into a relaxing vacation spot, a spa-like retreat or party central. Read more.
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Small Patio Decorating Ideas

Rather than feeling limited when decorating small patio spaces, think of compact decks and balconies as an opportunity for creativity. Making the most of your layout involves choosing compact outdoor furniture, giving your patio a more spacious vibe. Read more.
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Outdoor Furniture: Care, Cleaning & Protection

Outdoor furniture transforms your patio into a cozy retreat for days lounging poolside and nights relaxing around a crackling fire. While quality, all-weather pieces withstand a certain amount of heat, moisture and grime, the elements will start to wear on even the strongest decor. Read more.
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Modern Outdoor Furniture for Small Spaces

While there are a wide range of outdoor decor styles, few are as well-suited to smaller spaces than modern patio furniture. Modern pieces emphasize function over fluff, clean lines, and low profiles which are perfect when you’re working with limited square footage. Read more.
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Retro Outdoor Furniture: What’s Old is New Again

Searching for patio ideas that are fun, functional, and a little far out? Consider outfitting your backyard with retro outdoor furniture. These stylish throwbacks reference decor from the 1950s to the 1980s with a modern twist. Read more.
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Wicker vs Metal Outdoor Furniture

When it’s time to update your backyard design, there is much to take into consideration. It can be challenging to find outdoor furniture that’s stylish, durable, and within your budget. Two of the best available options are wicker and metal patio furniture. Read more.
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Buying Patio Furniture

Whether you’re making additions to an outdoor space or furnishing a new deck from the ground up, decorating a patio takes just as much planning as interior design. In addition to factoring in available space and style, outdoor challenges like weather and maintenance also come into play. Read more.
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Fire Pit Ideas for Your Patio or Backyard

Does the warm glow of flickering flames help you unwind after a long day? Is grilling outside, serving drinks and sharing stories with family and friends central to your social life? Read more.
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Popular Outdoor Furniture Trends

Design for outdoor spaces is shifting away from solely functional furniture and towards homey comforts. Patio decor that might seem at home either indoors or outside brings both style and substance to your deck and is easy to migrate inside for the winter. Read more.

Outdoor Furniture Materials

Shopping for outdoor furniture involves evaluating many of the same qualities you consider for indoor decor. Style, longevity, comfort, and cost are all important in choosing the patio furniture material that fits your lifestyle and tastes. Read more.
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Space-Saving Patio Furniture

Decorating your outdoor relaxation spot can be a fun project. However, it’s easy to get carried away and overcrowd the area, especially when you’re working with a limited layout. Read more.
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Preparing Your Patio for Winter

Made to endure outdoor conditions during all four seasons, most weather-proof patio furniture can spend a winter outside and still clean up well. Over the long term, though, it’s a good idea to provide more protection for your investment. Read more.
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Round Patio Design Ideas

Designing the perfect patio is essential for those who enjoy lounging in the sun, dining under the stars or hosting backyard barbecues for friends and family. However, if your home has a round patio, choosing the right furniture and layout arrangements can be a challenge. Read more.
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How to Use Outdoor Privacy Screens

Privacy is important when designing your outdoor oasis. While building a massive fence or stone wall around your property can keep your deck, porch or patio safe from prying eyes, there are plenty of easier, cheaper and chicer ways to achieve the same goal. Read more.
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Comparing Wood-Burning Fire Pits vs. Propane

Fire pit tables put a chic and functional finishing touch on any outdoor design. Whether you’re chatting with friends on the patio or stargazing in your backyard, these stunning centerpieces bring soft light and cozy warmth to your patio layout. Read more.
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Vertical Gardening Planters & Ideas

Creativity is key when you’re trying to maximize space in a limited layout. If you’re a plant lover living in a tiny condo or studio apartment, it’s easy to overcrowd your patio floors, tabletops and banisters with flower pots and ferns. Read more.
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Going Green

Going green is more than a trend; it’s a movement focused on the planet’s future. If you’re planning to construct a new home, environmentally conscious building methods are worth investigating. Read more.
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Color Theory & Home Decor

Before you dive into your next redecorating project take a moment to review a little about color theory. Even just the basics about how colors blend or contrast and the effects that different combinations have, will can help create a beautiful space. Read more.
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Furniture Cleaning Codes

Cleaning codes were adopted by the home furnishings industry in the late 60’s in order to create a standardized format to rate the methods of cleaning various types of fabrics. Read more.
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Creating a Happy Patio

Many different factors play a role in keeping us healthy. When it comes to mental wellness, where you live, who you spend time with, your activities and even the decor in your home have an impact on how you feel. Read more.
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A Guide to Professional Landscape Design

The do-it-yourself lifestyle is a growing movement that more and more people are adopting. Doing home improvement projects on your own provides a creative outlet that also helps you save money. Read more.
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How to Have a Staycation in Your Own Backyard

Got cabin fever? Missing that chance to get away somewhere tropical or woodsy this summer? Here are some ideas for making the most of your own space and creating a getaway in your own back yard before the summer is through. Read more.