Ideas & Trends

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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. 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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.