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3 Tips for a Welcoming Outdoor Living Space

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2015 | 4 Comments

3 Tips for a Welcoming Outdoor Living Space

Alix Adams breaks it down for you with three concepts– tips, if you will– that guided her in creating an outdoor living space that’s family-friendly and ready for making guests feel at home. You know Alix from her blog, A Ruffled Life, and this is her contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. 

We sent Alix some Home Depot patio furniture, and let her loose with her outdoor decorating ideas to finish her outdoor living space.

It is indeed an attractive and very functional living space. Alix made sure there’s plenty of room for relaxing, entertaining, and for the kids to be kids. Take note of her three patio decor tips to get you on the way to your own fabulous outdoor living space.  

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Covered Deck Makeover and a New Porch Ceiling

Posted by: on April 22nd, 2015 | One Comment

Covered Deck Makeover and a New Porch Ceiling

 

Amanda Hill from Recycled is not fond of brown. So the brown ceiling of her covered deck had to go, and she came up with an ingeniously simple way to replace it.

That was just the beginning of her back deck makeover, though. It’s part of our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a patio bistro set, and Amanda did the rest.

Amanda has a little of everything for us here– colorful pillows, a cool succulent garden, a new grill… and that clever ceiling treatment. See and be inspired.  

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Colorful Covered Porch Ideas with Outdoor Dining Set

Posted by: on April 21st, 2015 | 28 Comments

Colorful Covered Porch Ideas with Outdoor Dining Set

We love the bright, airy colors on this covered porch styled by Darnetha Myers of Chippa Sunshine. It was time for a patio makeover, and as you’ll see, she brought some excellent porch ideas to the project. But Darnetha also provided a clean canvas for her outdoor decor artistry by stripping and staining the cement patio first.

This patio makeover is Darnetha’s addition to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We offered her a new patio set to get her outdoor decorating ideas started and left it up to her how to incorporate that in her patio decor.

Read on for inspiration and ideas for your own patio makeover.

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Patio Design with Copper Garden Accents and Succulents

Posted by: on April 21st, 2015 | 9 Comments

Patio Design with Copper Garden Accents and Succulents

Copper finishes are a decor trend these days, and they’re moving outdoors as garden accents. That’s a big reason why this patio design by Andrea Crawford Proctor of Couture House Interiors has so much warmth and character. The layout of the patio, split into two separate areas, is also almost like adding two extra rooms to her home. 

Her patio design and makeover is part of our Patio Style Challenge series. We sent her a Home Depot outdoor furniture set to work with, and Andrea applied her impressive design skills to complete the patio makeover.

Andrea’s cozy and comfortable patio is a must see. The warmth of the copper accents, including some simple spray paint DIYs, really make her outdoor space special. And DO NOT miss her amazing succulent fountain; it’s ingenious. 

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DIY Outdoor Dining Table Decorations

Posted by: on April 20th, 2015 | 10 Comments

Outdoor Decorating Ideas and DIYs for a Back Deck Dining Area

These outdoor dining table decorations 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 | 5 Comments

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 | 7 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 | 55 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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Sunroom Ideas for an Indoor Patio

Posted by: on April 15th, 2015 | 35 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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