Deck Makeover with Hanging Bench, Privacy Curtains and More

Posted by: on April 24th, 2015 | 13 Comments

Deck Makeover with Hanging Bench, Privacy Curtains and More

It’s hard to say what’s the best part of this deck makeover. There are so many decorating ideas and DIYs here, it’s hard to choose. That’s certainly a testament to the talent of Sarah Dorsey of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

She took this deck makeover on for The Home Depot Patio Style Challenge. The Brown Jordan Outdoor Set we sent her was where she started– that, and a nice, large deck that seriously needed to be restored.

Sarah turned her deck into an exceptional outdoor living area, with its hanging bench, pergola frame, outdoor curtains and lovely planters. She walks us through her outdoor decorating ideas, and explains how she refinished her deck. 

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Patio Makeover Begins with Cement Patio Extension

Posted by: on April 24th, 2015 | 4 Comments

Patio Makeover Begins with Cement Patio Extension

Stacey Blake had a decent patio. But she wanted more. More patio, that is. Her patio makeover started with extending her patio’s cement pad, and as you’ll see, it was very good idea. 

Stacey is a talented DIYer who blogs at Design Addict Mom, and her patio makeover is part of our Patio Style Challenge Series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her the outdoor dining set to get her patio makeover kicked off, and she did the rest. 

She takes us through her design ideas and execution, along with showing off her boys’ sandbox on wheels and a handy potting table next to her new patio. But first, she explains how she extended the patio and then painted the cement. 

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Screened In Porch Decorating Ideas for All Seasons

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2015 | 15 Comments

Screened In Porch Decorating Ideas for All Seasons

In some parts of the country the climate limits how much of the year you can enjoy a screened in porch. That is, unless you decorate the porch with year-round enjoyment in mind.

Jennifer Bridgman of The Chronicles of Home did just that. Her screened in porch is a lovely outdoor living room that’s good for all seasons. OK, maybe three seasons… this is Massachusetts we’re talking about here.

Jennifer offers these decorating ideas as part of our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a patio furniture set, and Jennifer came up with all the porch decorating ideas.

You certainly don’t need to live in New England to get some inspiration here that could make your screened in porch or covered patio into something special, even if it’s just the warm-weather months.  

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3 Tips for a Welcoming Outdoor Living Space

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2015 | 3 Comments

3 Tips for a Welcoming Outdoor Living Space

Alix Adams breaks it down for you with three concepts– tips, if you will– that guided her in creating an outdoor living space that’s family-friendly and ready for making guests feel at home. You know Alix from her blog, A Ruffled Life, and this is her contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. 

We sent Alix some Home Depot patio furniture, and let her loose with her outdoor decorating ideas to finish her outdoor living space.

It is indeed an attractive and very functional living space. Alix made sure there’s plenty of room for relaxing, entertaining, and for the kids to be kids. Take note of her three patio decor tips to get you on the way to your own fabulous outdoor living space.  

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Covered Deck Makeover and a New Porch Ceiling

Posted by: on April 22nd, 2015 | One Comment

Covered Deck Makeover and a New Porch Ceiling

 

Amanda Hill from Recycled is not fond of brown. So the brown ceiling of her covered deck had to go, and she came up with an ingeniously simple way to replace it.

That was just the beginning of her back deck makeover, though. It’s part of our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a patio bistro set, and Amanda did the rest.

Amanda has a little of everything for us here– colorful pillows, a cool succulent garden, a new grill… and that clever ceiling treatment. See and be inspired.  

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Colorful Covered Porch Ideas with Outdoor Dining Set

Posted by: on April 21st, 2015 | 21 Comments

Colorful Covered Porch Ideas with Outdoor Dining Set

We love the bright, airy colors on this covered porch styled by Darnetha Myers of Chippa Sunshine. It was time for a patio makeover, and as you’ll see, she brought some excellent porch ideas to the project. But Darnetha also provided a clean canvas for her outdoor decor artistry by stripping and staining the cement patio first.

This patio makeover is Darnetha’s addition to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We offered her a new patio set to get her outdoor decorating ideas started and left it up to her how to incorporate that in her patio decor.

Read on for inspiration and ideas for your own patio makeover.

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Patio Design with Copper Garden Accents and Succulents

Posted by: on April 21st, 2015 | 8 Comments

Patio Design with Copper Garden Accents and Succulents

Copper finishes are a decor trend these days, and they’re moving outdoors as garden accents. That’s a big reason why this patio design by Andrea Crawford Proctor of Couture House Interiors has so much warmth and character. The layout of the patio, split into two separate areas, is also almost like adding two extra rooms to her home. 

Her patio design and makeover is part of our Patio Style Challenge series. We sent her a Home Depot outdoor furniture set to work with, and Andrea applied her impressive design skills to complete the patio makeover.

Andrea’s cozy and comfortable patio is a must see. The warmth of the copper accents, including some simple spray paint DIYs, really make her outdoor space special. And DO NOT miss her amazing succulent fountain; it’s ingenious. 

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Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

Posted by: on April 20th, 2015 | 10 Comments

Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

These outdoor decorating ideas emphasize color and pattern to create a lovely space for relaxing and outdoor dining. This is the contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series from Alison Vinciguerra of long distance loving

We sent her the Hampton Bay Barnsdale Teak Outdoor Dining Set to get her started on her deck makeover. Alison took it from there, coming up with all the decorating ideas and styling.

Along the way, Alison also added a couple of simple DIY projects that make her outdoor dining experience even more elegant and functional– a DIY “placemat” made from marble tile, and a nautically-themed DIY for large coasters made from poly rope. 


Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

 

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Easy Ideas to Freshen Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by: on April 17th, 2015 | 5 Comments

Easy Ideas to Freshen Up Your Outdoor Living Space

This outdoor living space really is just like a living room, but outside. As you’ll see, Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm pretty much started from scratch in styling this outdoor living room– an empty cement patio, and not much else.

This patio makeover is part of our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. Eden picked out an outdoor furniture set from The Home Depot, and then got to work turning her patio into something special.

And special it is! She makes full use of her outdoor living space, filling it with comfort and greenery– a delightful spot for outdoor entertaining or just some quiet time outside. 

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Backyard Deck Makeover for a Growing Family

Posted by: on April 17th, 2015 | 6 Comments

Backyard Deck Makeover for a Growing Family

There’s no point having a deck on the back of your house if you can’t enjoy it. That’s where Katie Bower of Bower Power was with her deck. As you’ll see, it just wasn’t a pleasant outdoor space for her growing family. So she and her husband launched a total backyard deck makeover. 

It’s part of our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Katie a patio set of her choice to get her started, and she and her husband did all the rest.

The transformation is impressive. Her new, improved backyard deck is pleasant, comfortable and absolutely gorgeous. It even got an adorable endorsement from her five-year-old. Check it out to inspire your own deck makeover ideas.  

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