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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Style

Posted by: on July 1st, 2013 | 2 Comments

Celebrating the Fourth of July with red, white and blue accessories



Our nation’s birthday is this week, so to celebrate we thought we’d round up a few of our favorite items that feature shades of red, white, and blue. They would work beautifully for a July 4th party!


If you’re hitting the local pool or attending a friend or family member’s July 4th party, a tote bag is a must. Stash your swimsuit, a hostess gift and some sunscreen, and you’re ready for the festivities! The Hampton Tote is our pick because of its jute body and leather handles.

A pair of striped throw pillows is an easy way to add some festive red, white, and blue to your outdoor space without being too kitschy.The Hampton Bay Midnight Stripe is classic enough to be used year round but feels especially fun this time of year.

A comfy Adirondack chair makes for a perfect spot to enjoy the evening fireworks. We love the combination of the Home Decorators Collection Blue Montauk Cushion on a white chair.

This Folding Patio Armchair is made of eucalyptus, so it’s exceptionally strong and stands up to weathering. Why not pair it with the Hampton Bay Star Pillow?

A patio umbrella is sure to get a lot of use on this sunny holiday. This red Martha Stewart Living Cedar Island Patio Umbrella is accented with a bold stripe.


Get lots of inspirational ideas and inspiration boards featuring products from and our sister site, Home Decorators Collection – along with irresistible finds from around the web.

Outdoor Entertaining: 7 Ways to Take Your Backyard BBQ to the Next Level

Posted by: on April 8th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Fun ways to bring life to your backyard barbecue inspiration board


Planning on hosting lots of backyard get-togethers this spring and summer? When it comes to outdoor entertaining, a few fun extras can take your backyard barbecue to the next level.


If you live in a part of the country where it can get chilly once the sun goes down, a fire pit is an outdoor entertaining essential. We love the rustic, wooden edges of the UniFlame Square Slate Tile and Faux Wood Gas Fire Pit. Pull a couple of comfy chairs up to this guy and enjoy its warm glow.

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Inspired: Outdoor Patio Seating

Posted by: on February 19th, 2013 | One Comment

Outdoor patio seating inspiration board

While it may still be chilly in your neck of the woods, soon enough the weather will warm up and it’ll be time to start thinking about your outdoor space. We’ve been inspired by all of the colors and designs that debuted in our 2013 patio collections. So we thought we’d walk you through a few of the outdoor patio seating options you’ll see this year.


These three patio sets have a classic rolled arm shape typical of a more traditional style. The Martha Stewart Living Cedar Island Collection features a faux wicker seat paired with an elegantly rolled arm. The Hampton Bay Woodbury Collection features a wicker-style frame with classic beige cushions. The Hampton Bay Fall River Collection has a lattice detail on the back, which gives it a more playful feel.

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Places: Outdoor Kitchens

Posted by: on May 24th, 2012 | Make A Comment
Image of a DIY Outdoor Kitchen

Image via Apartment Therapy


Outdoor kitchens bring all the conveniences of the modern indoor kitchen out in the open air, making the experience of preparing meals while enjoying the company of family and friends undeniably more entertaining. And you’d be surprised how affordable it can be to build a functional outdoor kitchen.

Think about it – all you really need is a decent grill and storage space for your cooking accessories. Better yet, just take a look at the charming example of a DIY outdoor kitchen above we found on Apartment Therapy. It’s got workspace for food prep, places to store utensils and other outdoor dining necessities, and even includes some warm ambient lighting.


an outdoor kitchen

You can build your own outdoor kitchen


Even if you prefer an outdoor kitchen with more modern amenities, you can build an outdoor kitchen equipped with the features and conveniences you need, or find modular outdoor kitchen units with everything built-in to match your budget.

And check out the great ideas we found to help you build your dream outdoor kitchen.

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Decorating With Red, White & Blue

Posted by: on July 4th, 2011 | Make A Comment

The Fourth of July is here and I’m sure that many of you out there are planning an outdoor activity or two and what better way to spruce up your outdoor space and show your patriotic spirit than by decorating it red, white and blue? After looking through I came up with some pretty awesome red, white and blue themed outdoor décor ideas! Take a look:

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We’ve Got Dad Covered

Posted by: on June 12th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re thinking of getting Dad a new grill The Home Depot is your one stop shop. We have a variety of options for you to choose from. Visit us here for grills from Aussie, Brinkmann, Char-Broil, Weber and more! The Home Depot has the largest selection of top-rated grills that are in stock, fully assembled and ready to cook on!

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Outdoor Entertaining Made Easy This Memorial Day

Posted by: on May 30th, 2011 | Make A Comment

One of our favorite ways to celebrate Memorial Day is by entertaining friends and family in the great outdoors.  And whether you plan on having a big backyard blowout or a small, intimate get-together there are a few things you can do right now to make this day of outdoor entertaining a much more pleasant experience for you and your guests.

You already know that everyone’s going to be hanging out on the patio so why not make sure that it looks its best?  You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your outdoor space look like a million bucks. In fact, simply sprucing up what you already have may have the biggest impact of all.  Start by pressure washing your deck.  This is the best way to get rid of built up dirt and grime and make your backyard area look shiny and new.  If you don’t already own a pressure washer, you can rent one at your local Home Depot Tool Rental Center.

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Late Summer/Early Fall – Perfect for Entertaining Outdoors

Posted by: on September 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Even though temperatures in many parts of the country are still hovering around the ninety-degree mark (as they have been for the past several weeks), the inevitable end of summer is just around the corner.  

Chances are, you’ve partaken in your fair share of concerts, festivals and backyard pool parties this season. While it’s always nice to be a participant or guest at such events, there’s nothing quite as special – or as memorable – as hosting an outdoor gathering of your own.

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