better outdoor living at home spring

Pillow Talk

It’s finally spring and the temperature is gradually warming with the promise of summer just ahead. It’s time to get your outdoor living areas spruced up and looking their best for all of the gatherings that the summer season holds.   Just like decorating indoors, the quickest way to add sparkle, a particular mood, or […]

Chinese Chippendale Style – Inspirations for Home & Landscape

If you love traditional style, you will no doubt be delightfully intrigued by the intricate fretwork designs, and the elegance, of the classic Chinese Chippendale design style. The style encompasses some of the most beautiful designs. The latticework pattern is just one of the fretwork patterns of this style, and I’m guessing it is probably […]

The Folding Picnic Table – Table For 4, Please!

Way back when we were kids, an aunt and uncle of ours had this really cool folding picnic table that they would bring to family picnics. I never forgot it because it was such a unique table. It had seats (4) and table all in one, and it all folded up nicely to become its […]

Finding Your Patio Inspiration

Before we all know it the warm weather will be upon us. We are counting the days! The up side of it still being a while before the temps warm up is that if you’re building a patio this year, there is still plenty of time to find a design and style that you love. […]

Patio Umbrellas – Styles, Trends, & Decor Options

The patio umbrella has come a long way from the time when we were growing up, many decades ago. At that time, many families began buying outdoor dining sets for their patios that included a table umbrella. This umbrella style was called the garden umbrella. It had a crank that operated its opening and closing […]

Outdoor Fabrics for Fall

Versatile and high performance outdoor fabrics make every season an ideal time for various outdoor decorating projects. An outdoor color palette typically changes with each season, spotlighting hues that are inspired by the season itself. For autumn, the deeper reds, oranges, and yellows, and even browns found in outdoor fabrics, reflect natures transition from summer […]

Fast-Drying Outdoor Cushion Foam

Outdoor decorating at home very often includes accessorizing with pillows and cushions for outdoor furniture. Homeowners who have priced, or purchased outdoor fabrics for pillows and furniture cushions know that it can be an expensive decorating project. So it is important to use durable materials that are made for the outdoors. Moisture, including rain, humidity, […]

Garden Hose Cleaning

I’m embarrassed to show you what my garden hose looked like after leaving it outside, in the elements, continuously, over about a 3 year period. Not only was it left outdoors, but it was lying on the ground in various locations – in the garden bed, in the grass. So after the 3 years it […]

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