It was time for a patio upgrade at Erika Ward’s house. It’s been a while since we saw her terrific family-friendly under deck patio makeover. Now the author of the design and decor blog BluLabel Bungalow is here to show us how a few simple container gardening ideas can be all you need to make even more of your outdoor space.
It’s what we’re calling a Patio Style Challenge Redux. But this time there’s no new patio furniture set. Instead, Erika works her outdoor decor magic with container gardening– including some large shrubs in lovely big planters, and smaller potted plants, too.
As you’ll see, her gardening efforts added a ton of charm and lovely, natural atmosphere to her patio.
We saw what remarkable work Lesley Graham did in her patio makeover from a while back, so we wanted to see what sort of front porch makeover ideas she’d come up with. Her talent for decor and design shines through once again. In this Patio Style Challenge Redux, she shows us how simple it is to boost curb appeal just using plants.
She gives her porch and front yard the green treatment with plants of all kinds– hanging in baskets, in galvanized metal planters and planted along the front walkway. These are some of the simplest front porch ideas and curb appeal boosters you’ll ever see.
As much fun as a complete deck makeover can be, often all it takes is a few simple steps to make your outdoor space seem new again. You can turn a backyard deck into a veritable outdoor living room by planting some colorful flowers, changing the pillows on the patio furniture, or just hanging some planters.
Stephanie Fisher of Glitter and Goat Cheese is here to show us exactly that– small outdoor decor ideas that have a big imact. We first saw her gorgeous new pergola a while back here on The Home Depot Blog. It was for our Patio Style Challenge series. Now we revisit her covered deck for a Patio Style Challenge Redux.
Stephanie will show us a really simple way to plant flowers and a fun do-it-yourself way to add colorful tassels to outdoor pillows. But first, she has to remake and improve a cute hanging garden that didn’t quite survive the winter on her outdoor living room.
It’s hard to say what’s best about this patio makeover– the stenciled cement floor, the lattice privacy screen… or just the overall comfortable, eclectic feel to it.
This is our second time to see a patio makeover by Shavonda Gardner of SG Style. She’s moved from her previous home, where she set up a colorful, renter-friendly patio for our Patio Style Challenge.
In this Patio Style Challenge Redux, paint takes a major role in transforming her outdoor space, with the gorgeous stenciled floor and an unexpected color choice. But it doesn’t stop there. She shows us all the outdoor decor touches make her outdoor living area extra special.
We’ve been watching Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay slowly, but surely turning her backyard into something truly special. Her backyard makeover began with adding a patio and pergola to her backyard. Then Joni turned an old, unused shed into a magical backyard playhouse for her two little girls. And now, for our Patio Style Challenge series, we’ve returned to Joni’s backyard to see her new upgrades.
Joni focused on landscaping with mulch to fill in some bare patches in the yard and to provide a soft place for her girls to enjoy their new playset. Joni placed potted plants and flowers around her pergola for some extra color, too. And she gives us a new peek inside that wondrous playhouse, too!
Adding a personalized welcome sign was a great way to add character to our front porch area. We recently did just that by repurposing an old window a friend gave us. The window had been left outside for years, so the frame was a little damaged, but it was full of character.
Here’s how I made my personalized welcome sign.
I am currently obsessed with Turkish kilim rugs. If you have ever checked them out, you know they can be super expensive, and they come in nontraditional sizes. I really wanted a small rug for my entry, but they don’t usually come as small as 2 x 3. I decided to create a painted rug to look similar to a kilim rug!
I bought an inexpensive cotton rug and then headed to The Home Depot to get the supplies for my DIY painted rug.
When moving into a new home it’s great to add small, familiar touches such as photographs, mementos, etc. to make it feel like “home”.
What better way to display those items then on stylish floating shelves? I built these DIY floating shelves in my bathroom. But they would look great in your living room, den, or just about any room of the house. This easy tutorial will show you how to build these DIY floating shelves in your home. Just follow the step-by-step instructions.
We’ve moved 14 times (in 20 years of being married) and the first two things I want to do when we are in a new place is to feel somewhat organized and to have something pretty that makes a new place feel like home. But before I get to the fun stuff, I always start with some cleaning because isn’t that what we all do when we are in a new home? At the end of this post I’ve got some hard-earned cleaning tips, but first, let’s talk about this super simple DIY!
This super simple DIY hanging rope shelf functions as a great little catch-all right next to our porch door. It looks great. I used reclaimed wood for the shelf, which I think really adds to the rustic look. Plus, it was one of the easiest DIY projects I’ve ever done–I want one of these hanging shelves in every room of my house now!
I’m sharing a few of my favorite cleaning tips and a simple DIY hanging planter project to make your home feel a little more homey.