Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space with Red, White, and Blue

The days are getting warmer and the nights are getting longer. Summer is here, and with that comes all the patriotic summer holidays and decor. The colors red, white, and blue seem straight-forward enough to decorate with any time of year, but they can easily be overdone.  Below are some tips on how you can add touches of one of our favorite looks — rustic Americana … Continue reading Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space with Red, White, and Blue

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Summer is approaching, and your dream of hosting the entire family for a July 4th barbecue or evening dinner party in the comfort of your own backyard is about to become a reality. You’re ready to upgrade your lone charcoal grill into a full-fledged outdoor kitchen, but where do you begin? Outdoor kitchen planning means you will expose your appliances, cooking zones, and outdoor dining … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

5 Ideas for Planning a Small Balcony

So you’ve ventured into the heart of a sprawling metropolis to chase your dreams and expand your horizons. The rent is higher, the traffic is louder, and the lawn is smaller. A lot smaller. Many city apartments have no yard space whatsoever, but if you’re lucky you can sign a lease that includes a modest outdoor balcony to decorate and furnish to your liking. Many … Continue reading 5 Ideas for Planning a Small Balcony

Patio Designs for Irregular Spaces

Outdoor patios can take on any shape imaginable — there’s the standard square shape, circular, elongated, and the trickier to work with asymmetrical patios. Whether your home was already outfitted with an irregularly shaped patio or you plan on building one yourself the layout will require a bit of planning and creativity. Before you become overwhelmed remind yourself that round or unique patio designs still … Continue reading Patio Designs for Irregular Spaces

How to Measure Your Outdoor Living Space

So you’ve moved into your new home and are itching to transform your unused, outdoor living spaces into functional dining areas, conversation retreats, and hideaways to steal a quick nap in the afternoon. Before you delve into design decisions and furniture purchases, you need a precise understanding of your outdoor space to properly fill it. Accounting for space is the most important step in planning … Continue reading How to Measure Your Outdoor Living Space

Defining Your Outdoor Farmhouse Style

It seems everywhere you look these days it’s all about farmhouse style! Blending classic comfort and modern flair is a great way to make your spaces feel current yet still warm and cozy. But, choosing the right farmhouse aesthetic for your outdoor dining table can be a bit daunting. Luckily, we’ve broken it down to three distinct farmhouse looks for you to choose: Rustic, Cottage, and … Continue reading Defining Your Outdoor Farmhouse Style

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Top 10 Fall Front Porch Decoration Ideas

As much as I love summer, I’m partial to cooler temperatures and all the beautiful colors fall brings. Rich reds, oranges, and yellows mixed with shades of green — the perfect color palette for decorating the front of the house and bringing your porch to life. This season, we’ve gathered our favorite decoration ideas below to help you create a warm and welcoming entryway (or … Continue reading Top 10 Fall Front Porch Decoration Ideas

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Furnish Your Outdoor Space: Modern & Contemporary

Choosing outdoor furniture is an investment, so how do you make sure it complements your home’s exterior for the long haul? At POLYWOOD® Furniture, we offer an array of durable furniture in classic colors that will never go out of style. You can easily add some personality with colorful throw pillows and accent pieces — and then change them out when you need an update. … Continue reading Furnish Your Outdoor Space: Modern & Contemporary

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Small Space Makeovers with an Ocean View

Two of our newest collections, Nautic Café & Mini Harvest, are perfect for small spaces — especially balconies and small patios. On a recent trip to Florida, we decided to give an adorable beach house three separate POLYWOOD outdoor makeovers. The first space we spruced up was the outdoor shower. It’s a functional spot to rinse off shoes and toys and drop the beach towels, … Continue reading Small Space Makeovers with an Ocean View

How to Design an Entry Patio or Porch

When designing your dream home you probably spend a good deal of time perfecting your living room or getting as many appliances as you can into the kitchen. But your entry patio or porch is everyone’s first impression of your home, and to set the right tone for your house you should carefully consider your furniture and design elements. When It Comes to your Patio … Continue reading How to Design an Entry Patio or Porch