Sunroom Ideas for an Indoor Patio

Posted by: on April 15th, 2015 | 34 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 | 13 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 | 69 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

Posted by: on April 14th, 2015 | 11 Comments

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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 | 9 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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DIY Corner Bench with Storage and Seating

Posted by: on April 9th, 2015 | 9 Comments

DIY Corner Bench with Storage and Seating

This corner bench is a custom-made feature in the amazing backyard makeover designed by Caitlin Ketcham, author of the blog Desert Domicile. Take a look at Caitlin’s low maintenance backyard to see how this built-in bench and fire pit lounge fits into the overall backyard design. 

The bench provides plenty of seating for enjoying the fire pit. Caitlin even included flower planters in each end of the L-shaped bench. 

The Home Depot helped her with building this corner bench, as well as some of the other larger projects in her backyard makeover, including the floating deck, a beautiful slatted outdoor privacy screen and artificial grass installation.  (Seriously. You should take a moment to see all the amazing features of this backyard.) 

Here’s Caitlin’s tutorial explaining how you can build an outdoor bench like this in your backyard.  

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How to Build a Floating Deck

Posted by: on April 8th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Build a Floating Deck

A floating deck, or freestanding deck, can add visual appeal to your backyard as well as increasing the space available for outdoor dining, entertaining or just relaxing outside. Caitlin Ketcham of the blog Desert Domicile included a beautiful floating deck in her amazing total backyard makeover, part of our Patio Style Challenge. Caitlin handled the backyard design, and The Home Depot helped with the bigger projects, including this floating deck.

As you’ll see, this is not a small DIY project, but it’s doable for anyone with moderate DIY skills who wants to tackle it. Caitlin describes all the steps involved below. 

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Low Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas

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

Low Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas

We’re calling this a backyard makeover, but it’s really a lot more than that. It’s more of a backyard design extravaganza. And best of all, everything you see here is low maintenance, and uses very little water. That makes these backyard ideas particularly good for anyone who lives in the desert or is dealing with drought conditions… or who just wants to spend less time caring for the yard and more time enjoying it.

This low maintenance backyard is part of our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog, but we had something special in mind. We wanted to see what Caitlin Ketcham of Desert Domicile could do with an entire backyard, so we upped the stakes. We challenged Caitlin to create a dream backyard, and we’d make it happen. Her backyard design ideas and drought landscaping includes plenty of outdoor seating, an outdoor dining area, a grilling station,a floating deck and even a luxurious carpet of artificial grass.  

All we can say is wow! Caitlin’s backyard is full of terrific outdoor ideas that are practical and very stylish, and they require little upkeep. We got her to write up some tutorials, too, for the several DIY projects you see in her backyard.

But first, Caitlin’s amazing backyard makeover reveal…  

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Before and After: Covered Backyard Patio Design

Posted by: on April 3rd, 2015 | 6 Comments

Covered Backyard Patio Design

Good patio design makes the most of an outdoor space. Here we have a patio with a good deal of room, but in a long and fairly narrow layout. We love how it became two comfortable and lovely spaces: a covered outdoor seating area and a patio dining area. 

We asked Long time best friends Mallory and Savannah, who blog at Classy Clutter, to take part in our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Dept Blog. Mallory lives in Buffalo, New York which was still covered in snow when this project got underway. So the patio redo and the terrific patio design ideas here are from Savannah, who lives in the sunny state of Arizona.

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