Articles in: Patio Furniture

Places: DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Posted by: on July 3rd, 2013 | 4 Comments


We were inspired to round up a few creative ideas for building DIY outdoor furniture after stumbling across this gem of a makeover on the The Pennington Point blog. Lisa and her family created this entire outdoor living space out on their deck using “junk” from around their home and random building materials left over from previous projects. She even made her own cushions and pillows.

One of the many things we learned from the Penningtons is to hold on to every leftover scrap from a project. You never know when it might come in handy. Another thing we learned is that with the right tools, materials and a little patience, you can create the perfect spot to spend an afternoon or evening outdoors.

Here are a few more ideas for making outdoor furniture you can use in your own unique outdoor living area.


DIY Outdoor Furniture


Turn crates and cinder blocks into seating benches. Seal and spray paint an old stump and you’ve got a glam side table. Bale logs in chicken wire for a table, or chainsaw them into a one-of-a-kind chaise lounger. Take a good look at these amazing projects and just imagine the outdoor furniture you could create.

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Incorporating Outdoor Art Into a Deck or Patio

Posted by: on June 26th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Outdoor Art-- A concrete planter console table by Kristin of The Hunted Interior


We’ve been rounding up some of our favorite ideas from the Patio Style Challenge, including creative ways to customize your patio furniture, how to bring lighting into your outdoor space, and even different types of fire pits that can warm up your outdoor living room. Today, we’re talking about adding outdoor art to a patio or deck!

Although it may seem like indoor spaces are the only areas that warrant art pieces, we loved the way our Style Challenge participants brought different kinds of “art” into their outdoor rooms to create focal points. Below are some of our favorite outdoor art ideas.


A number of our Style Challenge participants used round sunburst mirrors to make a big statement on a large expanse of wall. Whether it’s a bargain find or a DIY project, we love that it will reflect beautiful tree tops and sky from your surroundings, plus it just looks so chic!

In the photo above, Kristin of The Hunted Interior built a console table using cinder blocks for her outdoor room. To top it off, she included a large oil-rubbed bronze sunburst mirror. We love the large scale of the mirror in comparison to the DIY console table, and the way the round shape contrasts the square cinder blocks.


Outdoor Art -- A colorful poolside patio from Cassie of Hi Sugarplum blog


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How to Build an Outdoor Coffee Table, with Ana White

Posted by: on May 21st, 2013 | 4 Comments


Stylish, functional patio furniture is a must for entertaining and relaxing outdoors. And while there are a plethora of offerings for outdoor dining and seating sets, patio chairs, tables, benches and more, you may get more enjoyment from building a unique piece yourself.

Here’s a short video featuring popular DIY blogger Ana White and Home Depot associate Wendy that will show you how to build an outdoor coffee table for your patio, porch or wherever you need a place to put your feet up, or set things down.

The table is easy to build, as you will see in the video, but you will need to have a few basic tools and materials on hand. In addition to boards, wood screws and wood glue, you’ll also need a few power tools, including a circular saw, a drill, and perhaps a cordless nailer. Don’t worry if you don’t own some of the tools on this list. Your local Home Depot Tool Rental Center will be happy to let you use ours for a few hours.

Download the printable instructions for this outdoor coffee table when you’re ready to get started, and don’t be shy about emailing us photos of your awesome new outdoor coffee table when you’re done.

And if you’d like to brush up on your home improvement skills, The Home Depot offers free weekly workshops for DIYers of all ages and experience levels.


For more inspiration to help you transform the look of your deck, patio and other outdoor living spaces, check out our Style Challenge series, including the Patio Style Challenge, and the special Adirondack Challenge edition.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

[Editor's note: Previously, our link to the downloadable instructions delivered the wrong document. We've fixed that problem. We apologize for that error.]

Inspired by the Patio Style Challenge: Outdoor Accessories

Posted by: on May 13th, 2013 | One Comment

Outdoor accessories inspiration board


For the last month, the Patio Style Challenge has brought you gorgeous outdoor spaces designed by some of our favorite design and DIY bloggers. Whether it’s a lovely DIY deck or a small-space spruce-up, we’ve been inspired by all of the helpful tips that our bloggers have provided.

In this week’s Inspired board, we’ve pulled together some of the popular outdoor accessories and products that our Style Challenge participants used to create the outdoor space of their dreams!

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New Patio Furniture Collections for 2013

Posted by: on May 7th, 2013 | Make A Comment


It’s the outdoor season again and The Home Depot has an exciting lineup of new patio furniture collections designed to bring more comfort and style to your outdoor living space. So, if you’ve been thinking about replacing an old or worn patio set, or you’re considering a new one, now is the time.

In this short video, Home Depot associates Stacey and Jennifer will show you some of the features and innovations of our new patio collections for 2013. This year’s collection includes a diverse and stylish array of dining sets and seating sets, ranging from the traditional look of the Fall River, Edington and Westbury collections, to the BarnsleyWoodbury and Madison sets that have a more contemporary appeal.

Each of the collections is available in multiple configurations, allowing you to combine dining and seating sets with chaise lounges, accent tables, ottomans, umbrellasfirepits and more to create a coordinated look tailored to your outdoor lifestyle.

After you’ve finished watching the video, you can shop these collections and all of our patio furniture — and find everything you need for outdoors – online and at your local Home Depot store.


We have more videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.


Cozy, Contemporary Backyard Patio by Lauren of Pure Style Home

Posted by: on May 2nd, 2013 | 13 Comments

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Designer Lauren Liess is known for the crisp interior spaces she creates and the way she infuses each space with a touch of nature. She applied her design skills to the backyard of  her Northern Virginia home for our Patio Style Challenge, and came up with a comfortable and cozy space suitable for entertaining or relaxing with her active family. Read on for her simple and creative backyard patio decorating ideas.


A  family relaxes on an outdoor sectional on their backyard patio

Our family pretty much lives outside when it’s warm.  (And honestly, we’re out there a lot when it’s cold too.) My husband Dave and I have three boys and a dog so being outside is a necessity. When we found our new house this past summer, we fell in love with the yard and the outdoor spaces. This past fall, when we moved in, we ate most of our meals outside on the back deck at a big table we have, which was great, but we had nowhere to really veg and relax. When we were contacted by The Home Depot to be  a part of their Patio Style Challenge, I was SO EXCITED because we’d been dying to create an outdoor lounging space/ living room next to our deck dining area. This was just the push (and help!) we needed to get it done.

Here’s what our space looked like before:

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Natural, Chic Patio Decor Ideas from House of Earnest

Posted by: on May 1st, 2013 | 8 Comments

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Erin Souder is the creative mind behind the home decor blog House of Earnest. She styled a gorgeous table setting for our Holiday Style Challenge, and she’s back with simple and effective patio decor ideas in the Patio Style Challenge. She shows us how flagstones and the right outdoor seating set are a great start to an awesome natural and rustic patio makeover. Add a fire pit and a few strings of lights, and you have an absolutely gorgeous outdoor space.  

Patio Decor Ideas: Flagstone patio with Hampton Bay Millstone Seating Set

There is nothing that I love more than spending time outside relaxing with friends. My husband Matt and I knew that having an amazing patio meant that we had to completely renovate, and so we set out this spring to demo the cement slab that existed in our backyard and replace it with something ten times better. I wrote on my blog, House of Earnest, about my plans for my patio. It was natural and maybe a little European cafe inspired (hey, a girl can dream!).

In our 100+ year old farmhouse, something as contemporary as pavers wouldn’t quite do the trick, so we went with the natural look of flagstone. I also felt that the flagstone would give our backyard a little more of that old world flair that I was after.

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A Casual, Eclectic Patio Makeover by Tobe of Because It’s Awesome

Posted by: on April 30th, 2013 | 7 Comments

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Graphic designer Tobe Reed of Because It’s Awesome has great taste and an eye for design, so we knew she would make a fantastic addition to our Patio Style Challenge. She started her patio makeover with a pair of simple stained Adirondack chairs and created a beautiful new outdoor space with a casual, relaxed vibe. Tobe explains how just a few, small changes made all the difference in her patio makeover.

Winter weather has certainly lingered this year in Kansas City! Now that the cold seems to (finally) be on its way out, I am eager to spend lazy mornings and warm evenings on our patio. Having moved from a loft in the city center in late 2011, we had a long way to go when it came to furnishing the house…including a pretty neglected outdoor space. Here’s where we were last year:


A backyard deck before its patio makeover


Yikes. Showing this pic is painful. Even though we’d amassed some unique pieces and had the casual vibe we were looking for, our outdoor living area had a long way to go. We kept things mostly to the deck and weren’t taking full advantage of our sizable lower patio at all. So when our friends at The Home Depot called, we were up for a patio overhaul!


Patio with large outdoor sofa, Adirondack chairs, and a firepit


Keeping a casual, eclectic feel was important to us from the start because we love to entertain. While I thought I might go with a simple color scheme, I quickly realized that the color addict in me would have no such thing! A natural palette across the furnishings and a bevvy of worn, earthy terra cotta pots let plants and a few decorative elements do most of the heavy lifting in this space.

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Stylish and Functional Small Space Patio Sets

Posted by: on April 29th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Inspiration board with different styles of patio sets for small spaces


Even if you have an outdoor space that is on the small side, there’s no reason you can’t turn it into a functional space to enjoy some sun or shade. A petite patio set is the way to go. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite small space patio sets. Which one would work best for you?


The Hampton Bay Summerville Patio Balcony Set in yellow has a nostalgic feel, and its compact scale will give purpose to the smallest of balconies. We love the bright pop of color used in the yellow vinyl-strap chair!

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A Small Urban Balcony: Patio Decorating Ideas by Alex of Things That Sparkle

Posted by: on April 26th, 2013 | 6 Comments

A small urban balcony is decorated with the Fenton 4-piece Outdoor Set

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Not every outdoor space is a big, lush, grassy backyard, which is why we asked interior designer and native Chicagoan, Alex Kaehler to join our Style Challenge and give her small outdoor space a fresh makeover! We love seeing the way she brought color and style to her small urban balcony.

Living in downtown Chicago, we treasure our outdoor space, but sadly, the little deck off our bedroom has always been ignored. We had a couple chairs to sit out there and read, but no real attention had ever been paid to it. Enter The Home Depot. When we were given this beautiful outdoor lounge set I knew exactly where it would go. It is the perfect spot to sit and read a book, or have girl friends over for cocktails.

With two chairs, an ottoman and a love seat, the Fenton 4-Piece Seating Set provides us with tons of seating for entertaining and lounging. I love the colorful bohemiam vibe we were able to create with the use of the rustic trays, white garden stool, and lush greenery.

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