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Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

Posted by: on April 20th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

These outdoor decorating ideas 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. 


Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

 

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Easy Ideas to Freshen Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by: on April 17th, 2015 | One Comment

Easy Ideas to Freshen Up Your Outdoor Living Space

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. 

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Backyard Deck Makeover for a Growing Family

Posted by: on April 17th, 2015 | 6 Comments

Backyard Deck Makeover for a Growing Family

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.  

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Patio Cabana Ideas For an Outdoor Dining Area

Posted by: on April 16th, 2015 | 52 Comments

Patio Cabana Ideas For An Outdoor Dining Area

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.

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Outdoor Dining Ideas for Family BBQs

Posted by: on April 15th, 2015 | 12 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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Small Patio Ideas: Making the Most of Your Small Space

Posted by: on April 14th, 2015 | 10 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 | 6 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 | One Comment

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, plus it has storage space for pillows and other patio items, and 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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Low Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas

Posted by: on April 6th, 2015 | 11 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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