Garden Ideas for 3 Sizes of Outdoor Spaces

Any bit of earth can be transformed into an elegant outdoor retreat, no matter the size of your potential garden. You may assume that turning a sprawling backyard into a respectable garden is difficult, but wrapping your head around the possibilities of a tiny space and maximizing utility can prove even more challenging. Below are our favorite ideas for choosing outdoor living furniture and creating … Continue reading Garden Ideas for 3 Sizes of Outdoor Spaces

Small Space Apartment Balcony Makeover for Under $1,500

All outdoor spaces vary in their own unique way; shape, size, material, sun exposure, and so on. When we set out to makeover a customer’s small outdoor balcony we were ready for the challenge. Not only were we constrained on space, but we wanted to limit our furniture budget to $1,500. The Challenge Although the homeowners have a beautiful view of a tree-lined pond from … Continue reading Small Space Apartment Balcony Makeover for Under $1,500

Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

A fresh batch of buttery popcorn rests in your lap. You stretch back in supportive cushions of a spacious armchair. The lighting dims and the movie screen glows in the darkness. No, you’re not squeezed into the back row of your neighborhood cineplex — you and your family are sprawled in the comfort of your own backyard, enjoying your favorite comedy under a cozy canopy … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

The Best Fabric for Outdoor Cushions

When it comes to determining the best material for your outdoor cushions, there are several factors to consider. First, and foremost, you need to decide where you’ll be using them. Cushions used in outdoor spaces like an enclosed patio or a deck with a roof will be protected from the elements and can afford to be a little less robust. On the other end of … Continue reading The Best Fabric for Outdoor Cushions

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

Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

You’ve cleared out the creaky plastic furniture, planted fresh new landscaping, and transform your patio into a breathtaking beauty of stone and granite. It’s time for a full-on backyard remodeling project, but a blank slate can prove one of the most intimidating challenges in home design. Once you map out your outdoor space you may find several zones where you can choose to put outdoor … Continue reading Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

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

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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