Category Archives: Outdoor Living

Video Front Porch Ideas
First impressions count when welcoming guests to your home, and the front porch is where to make it happen. Our short video will show you a few easy ways to transform that bare space into an outdoor room that you and your friends can enjoy all season long. (more…)

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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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Down Home Comfort

Down-Home Comfort

If your home has the distinctive look of a country-living backyard with lots of shrubbery and flowers, complete the look with a couple of Adirondack chairs, a curved ottoman and a side table that have the natural look of wood, but are crafted of all-season resin so they never need painting or refinishing. While someone else is doing all of the bbqing, you can fold out some of these Adirondack chairs, toss in a few outdoor throw pillows and pop open a cold drink to relax and watch the summer festivities in true country style. (more…)

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Small Space People Watching

Small Space People-Watching

If you have a small outdoor space where people like to gather and hang out – maybe it’s the perfect people-watching spot – get them off their feet with a deep seating patio rocker in natural wood that blends in with its surroundings, yet provides ultimate comfort. Fiesta Red Stripe outdoor cushions provide a debonair touch that’s enhanced by the Sky Blue outdoor lumbar pillow. Add the matching side table to hold beverages, outdoor candles or even a small plant. (more…)

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Maximum Comfort & Style

Maximum Comfort & Style

For true living room comfort outdoors, opt for deep-seating patio furniture. This modern looking patio space has striped AND solid outdoor cushions and outdoor throw pillows and a floral outdoor rug to tie the whole outdoor living room together. Oversized patio chairs give you plenty of room to relax, a curved back and slanted arms give you a true kick-back-in-comfort sort of feel. Add some assorted accessories like topiaries, palms, candles and outdoor lanterns for a comfortable, yet high-end looking, space. (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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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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