Easy Ideas to Freshen Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by: on April 17th, 2015 | Make A Comment

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

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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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French Inspired Courtyard Design Ideas

Posted by: on April 16th, 2015 | 3 Comments

French Inspired Courtyard Design Ideas

 

It’s hard to imagine a more lovely spot for relaxing outdoors than a French courtyard. That’s exactly what inspired these courtyard design ideas by Destiny Alfonso of the home and lifestyle blog Just Destiny Mag

Destiny untook her courtyard makeover as part of our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a new patio set to spark her outdoor decor ideas, and Destiny took it from there.

We love how Destiny mixed materials, textures and colors… and even considered what her French courtyard should sound like. She ended up with a small courtyard that’s comfortable, attractive and full of European charm.  

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Patio Cabana Ideas For an Outdoor Dining Area

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Patio Cabana Ideas For An Outdoor Dining Area

This patio cabana outdoor dining area turned out wonderfully. But Julia Konya, the blogger behind Cuckoo4Design, had more of a challenge than normal working on this Patio Style Challenge. It’s not easy designing and executing a deck makeover then the backyard is buried in snow!

As with the other Patio Style Challenge articles you see here on The Home Depot Blog, we sent Julia the patio furniture set, and Julia did the rest of the outdoor decorating.

She came through with some terrific patio decorating ideas for a lovely and very functional cabana-style place for outdoor dining. It even offers protection from the weather… warm, sunny weather, that is.

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Sunroom Ideas for an Indoor Patio

Posted by: on April 15th, 2015 | 16 Comments

Sunroom Ideas for an Outdoor Patio Indoors

When you don’t actually have an outdoor space, “patio ideas” become “sunroom ideas.” That’s what you have with the cool sunroom styled by Shannon Smith of Burlap and Lace. She brought a cozy outdoor space inside with bright sitting room in her urban apartment. 

She shares her sunroom ideas here as part of the Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot. This is the first indoor patio we’ve featured, as a matter of fact. We sent her an outdoor furniture set of her choice– she naturally chose one that looks terrific indoors, too. Shannon did the rest of the styling magic. 

Shannon’s sunroom ideas will provide inspiration for your small space whether it’s indoors or out.

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Outdoor Dining Ideas for Family BBQs

Posted by: on April 15th, 2015 | 11 Comments

Outdoor Dining Ideas for Family BBQs

Here’s a backyard just full of outdoor dining ideas for gatherings or just enjoying time with the family. This is the work of interior designer Whitney Jones, who writes the blog at Whitney J Decor.  It’s her addition to the Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. 

Whitney has created a space with plenty space for family barbecues and relaxing outdoors. She’s also included some clever ways to create an outdoor buffet, decorate an inexpensive chair, and add a moss-covered monogram to the backyard fence. 

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Patio Decorating Ideas for Entertaining and Family Fun

Posted by: on April 14th, 2015 | 55 Comments

Patio Decorating Ideas for Entertaining and Family Fun

These patio decorating ideas will help you create an outdoor space that is great for entertaining guests or just enjoying time outdoors with the kids. This is a contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series by Jennifer Lippi of Decorating Delirium. We sent Jennifer a new patio set to help launch Jennifer’s excellent patio decor ideas. 

Jennifer makes full use of her patio, including a lovely conservatory-inspired lounging area near her swimming pool. You wouldn’t know it by looking, but the poolside decor is also a clever way she came up with the hide some weathered stucco. You’ll also see her ingenious repurposing of a classic sunburst mirror.

And then there are the giant inflatable swans.

There truly is something for everyone in Jennifer’s patio decorating ideas.  

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Small Patio Ideas: Making the Most of Your Small Space

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The best small patio decorating ideas manage to strike a balance between having enough seating and having enough open space. Chelsea Coulston of  Making Home Base strikes that balance perfectly on her small patio.

This is her addition to our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a patio furniture set to get her started, and she did the rest decorating her small outdoor space. 

She created a lovely, intimate space that feels secluded, but is still open and airy, and full of beautiful floral color. Check it out for some small patio ideas for your own space. 

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Deck Decorating Ideas: Fresh Paint and String Lights

Posted by: on April 13th, 2015 | 6 Comments

Deck Decorating Ideas: Fresh Paint and String Lights

These deck decorating ideas make a big impact without a lot of fuss. Katy Byrne, of DBK: Designs By Katy, shows how coordinating the paint color with the house, and adding just a few simple touches such as string lights and a new patio set can make all the difference.

This is Katy’s contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series. She’s one of several talented designers and stylists who received a patio set from The Home Depot to spark complete patio and deck makeovers that we could share with you. 

Katy’s two-tier deck is so lovely, and it’s very functional, including a special consideration for her darling little pooch. 

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DIY Outdoor Privacy Screen Tutorial

Posted by: on April 10th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Outdoor Privacy Screen

This DIY outdoor screen, with its horizontal slats and dark stain, is as gorgeous as it is functional. Caitlin Ketcham, of the blog Desert Domicile, came up with the idea for the slatted privacy screen as part of a major overhaul of her backyard as part of our Patio Style Challenge series.

Caitlin came up with the backyard design ideas, and The Home Depot helped with the construction of some of the bigger DIY projects in her backyard makeover, including building a floating deck, constructing a built-in outdoor bench, and laying artificial grass in her backyard.

Caitlin wrote up this step-by-step tutorial for her lovely outdoor privacy screen so you can see how it was constructed. This can serve a as a guide to building your own slatted wood screen.

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