Ideas & Trends

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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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Why Choose Teak Outdoor 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 sapele and red cedar to acacia and eucalyptus on offer, it can be hard to know which type of wood will work best for your budget, lifestyle and patio space. Read more.

Must Have Patio Accessories

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. While you may already have your larger pieces, like seating and tables, the right patio accessories are the final touch that set the tone for your space. Read more.

Small Patio Decorating Ideas

Rather than feeling limited when decorating small patio spaces, think of compact decks and balconies as an opportunity for creativity.  Read more.

Maintaining Your Patio Furniture

Maintaining Your Outdoor Furniture: Organization, Covers, and More

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.

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.

Retro Patio Furniture

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. Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or just need a striking addition to your patio, retro is the way to go. Read more.

Wicker vs Metal Outdoor Furniture

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. Check out this breakdown of both types to help you make an informed decision for your home. Read more.

Buying Outdoor Furniture

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

Fire pits are a must-have when it comes to entertaining outdoors. By providing light, heat, and plenty of charm, a cozy fire lets you enjoy a patio late into the season and puts the finishing touch on any backyard. 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. Try indoor/outdoor living for yourself with these simple ideas for the patio. Read more.

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How to Choose the Best Patio 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 to choosing the patio furniture material that fits your lifestyle and tastes. Still, many buyers forget about a crucial aspect of the decision unique to decorating outdoors. Read more.

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Space-Saving Patio Furniture

One of the best parts of having an outdoor living space is decorating. Depending on the size of your patio, it’s easy to get carried away and overcrowd the space. With some clever tricks and the right small patio furniture, you can make the most of limited room and create an inviting spot to relax with friends and family. Read more.

Winterizing Your Patio

Winterizing Your Patio Furniture

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. Before the first frost of the year, following a few steps to guard 3-season patio furniture is an easy way to avoid damage over time. Read more.