Articles in: Porch

Planting Flowers to Add Color to a Patio Decor

Posted by: on May 14th, 2015 | 22 Comments

Planting Flowers to Add Color to a Patio Decor

Kristen Whitby of the blog Ella Claire Inspired did the hard work of her backyard makeover a while back in her Patio Style Challenge. Now it’s time to see her patio decor come to life with flowers. We’re calling this a Patio Style Challenge Redux.

See how her patio decor jumps to life with the added color and textures, in one of the easiest ways to upgrade an outdoor space there is.   

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Potted Plants, Flowers Add Color to Patio Makeover

Posted by: on May 12th, 2015 | 4 Comments

Potted Plants, Flowers Add Color to Patio Makeover

With a growing family and extra outdoor living space, it was time for Amy Mikkelsen of Your Southern Peach to embark on a patio makeover.

We loved the Southern charm of her front porch decor from her previous Patio Style Challenge. She’s moved to a new home, with more outdoor space, and she’s back to show us how she’s reused the patio furniture from before on her new backyard deck. 

For this patio makeover– a Patio Style Challenge Redux– she’s added plenty of potted plants and flowers for color and texture, and gives us her tips on how best to display them. 

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Sprucing Up the Front Porch and Patio for Spring

Posted by: on May 7th, 2015 | One Comment

Sprucing Up the Front Porch and Patio for Spring

When we last saw Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love, she was on her beautiful porch in Charleston, South Carolina entertaining friends with lunch alfresco. We love her talent for styling an outdoor space, so we’re checking in to see how she spruces up her front porch and patio once the weather warms up in spring. It’s a Patio Style Challenge Redux.  

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Curb Appeal with Plants: A Front Porch Makeover

Posted by: on May 6th, 2015 | One Comment

Curb Appeal with Plants: A Front Porch Makeover

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. 

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Colorful Updates to a Flower-Filled Outdoor Living Room

Posted by: on May 5th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Colorful Updates to a Flower-Filled Outdoor Living Room

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.

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DIY Front Porch Personalized Welcome Sign

Posted by: on May 1st, 2015 | 2 Comments

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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. 

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Screened In Porch Decorating Ideas for All Seasons

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2015 | 19 Comments

Screened In Porch Decorating Ideas for All Seasons

In some parts of the country the climate limits how much of the year you can enjoy a screened in porch. That is, unless you decorate the porch with year-round enjoyment in mind.

Jennifer Bridgman of The Chronicles of Home did just that. Her screened in porch is a lovely outdoor living room that’s good for all seasons. OK, maybe three seasons… this is Massachusetts we’re talking about here.

Jennifer offers these decorating ideas as part of our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a patio furniture set, and Jennifer came up with all the porch decorating ideas.

You certainly don’t need to live in New England to get some inspiration here that could make your screened in porch or covered patio into something special, even if it’s just the warm-weather months.  

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Outdoor Dining Set Only the Beginning of Deck Makeover

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2015 | 16 Comments

Outdoor Dining Set Only the Beginning of Deck Makeover

 

There’s no use having a deck on the back of your home if it’s not an inviting outdoor space. That was the case for Erin Marshall, who blogs at Live Pretty on a Penny. Her total deck makeover has changed all that, though. She sanded and stained her deck and added some nice decor touches, including the centerpiece of the deck redo– a beautiful 7-piece outdoor dining set. 

This deck makeover is part of The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series. We sent Erin an outdoor dining set to get her started, and she did the rest.

We love what she did to upgrade her outdoor space. Along with the deck makeover details and photos, she also shares a couple of DIY projects– a wooden cooler box and a mountable shelf for succulents.

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Small Patio Decorating Ideas for Renters (and Everyone Else)

Posted by: on April 1st, 2015 | 7 Comments

Small Patio Ideas for Renters (and Everyone Else)

Here are some great small patio ideas for a comfortable and attractive outdoor space that doesn’t include a lot of space. Most of these ideas will work great on an apartment balcony or the small patio of a condo. And take note if you rent your home: You can easily take all this patio decor to your next home. 

This is the contribution to The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series from Aileen Allen, who writes At Home in Love. We sent her a patio furniture set to get her started, and she did the rest. 

These small patio decorating ideas make the most of a small space in an apartment or condo, but you’re bound to get some good patio inspiration even if you’re working with something with room to spare. 

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Gold and Glam (But Not Too Stuffy) Christmas Decor

Posted by: on November 12th, 2014 | 20 Comments

Gold and Glam (But Not Too Stuffy) Christmas Decor

Jen Woodhouse doesn’t do stuffy. She couldn’t even if she tried. All you have to do is read the first paragraph of her Christmas decor article below to see exactly what we mean. But she most certainly knows how to make a room look glamorous, but always in a comfortable, relaxed sort of a way. 

She’s a super talented stylist and an accomplished DIYer. She writes about decor and more on her blog House of Wood, and she’s taking part in our ongoing Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Jen, and several other top drawer designers, mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations to see the great Christmas decorating ideas they’d generate.  

Jen’s holiday decor is gorgeous, and brimming with warmth and personality… just like Jen herself.

 

OH.MAH.GOSH.YOU.GUYS. I am so excited to have been invited to participate in The Home Depot’s Holiday Style Challenge this year! And yes, this kind of excitement warrants ALL CAPS, all annoying like that. I can’t even tell you how honored, humbled, and completely intimidated I am to be included in this group of crazy talented bloggers. You guys. I almost peed my pants. I am not even kidding.

Gold and Glam (But Not Too Stuffy) Christmas Decor

When the Style Challenge mystery boxes showed up on my doorstep, it was literally like Christmas morning here at The House of Wood. Except it was 72 degrees out and October. No big deal. That didn’t stop me from tearing through the boxes like a kid on Christmas day.

I was thrilled to find that they were filled to the brim with magical goodies, mostly in a metallic gold palette. Shut the front door. Home Depot, have you been reading my diary? I have been crushing on all things gold and metallic lately, you’d think it was my job.

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