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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These outdoor dining table decorations 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.