Enjoy the great outdoors with a comfortable and luxurious outdoor living space. We'll show you how to enhance your outdoor space with décor, a decorative gazebo, maybe a swing set, or a cozy fire pit. Decide on a color palette and we’ll help with ideas on greenery and textures to sprinkle around your space.
These Modern Birdhouses are Modeled After Iconic Architecture
Joesph Eichler and Frank Lloyd Wright would be proud.
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Clever Ideas for Better Outdoor Living
What could make spending time outdoors better? Try these why-didn't-I-think-of-that ideas and you will never want to come inside.
Creative Outdoor Spaces
Whether your goal is to lounge, entertain, dine, or simply escape -- we have ideas to create your ideal outdoor space. Personalize your patio, porch, or other alfresco room to suit your seasonal pursuits.
Outdoor Lighting Ideas
Lighting is one of the easiest (and least-expensive) ways to cast an enchanting spell on any outdoor space. Try these ideas when you want to illuminate a setting and create a distinctive mood.
Outdoor Furniture ProjectsIf you can't find outdoor furniture you like in your local gardening store, make your own. It's easier than you think with our inventive and stylish projects.
Outdoor Decorating Details
These quick and easy-to-make decorative touches will make your porch, patio, or deck an outdoor room you can enjoy all season.
Outdoor Room Ideas with Cozy Indoor FeelDon’t be afraid to apply your fabulous eye to the great outdoors! These ideas will get you started.
Prepping Your Outdoor SpacesPreparing your outdoor spaces for the summer may seem like a monumental task, but with the right information and smart strategies, it can be a smooth process. Follow these tips for a splendid seasonal space.
Outdoor Pathway Perennials
There are dozens of low ground covers and creeping perennials resilient enough to withstand being walked on. Notice how much (or little) the pathway you're thinking of planting is used and choose the right perennial for your pathway.
20 Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space
Fresh, functional ways to update your outdoor space for the sunny days ahead.
Outdoor Furniture Care GuideAfter a few seasons on the porch, your furnishings may start to show their age with rust marks, mildew, or stains. These general care tips will ensure that your chairs, tables, and cushions look beautiful for years to come.
Spring Home Maintenance: Revive Outdoor SpacesYou may ready for summer, but is your house? Much like interior spaces, the porch, deck, balcony, and beyond need TLC too -- especially now that the final frost has thawed and you're spending more time outdoors. Spring into action now so you can kick back when the dog days descend.
Summer Table Setting Ideas
Learn how to perfect your stamping skills and you'll be able create inexpensive, personalized party decor.Gallery
Home Design Ideas...According to Your Zodiac Sign!Each of the 12 Zodiac signs has its own strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes -- especially when it comes to home design. Find out how you should be decorating your home according to your horoscope!Post
6 Super Cozy Outdoor Fire Pits to Keep You Warm All Season Long
If you're not ready to let go of outdoor entertaining or lounging outside on your deck, add a fire pit to your backyard to enjoy outdoor living year-round. From warm, cozy fire pits perfect for roasting marshmallows to full outdoor living areas with pizza ovens and entertainment centers, there are many ways to enjoy your outdoor space even during the cooler months.Post
Want to Build Out Your Patio? Read This First
What does a new patio cost? We answer this question 10 times a week in the spring and summer here in Chicago. Our answer – it depends. It depends on the type of material you use, it depends on access, it depends on the existing conditions, and most of all – it depends on how well you want it installed.Post
The Brooklyn Backyard Where All Our Garden Design Dreams Came True
Outside space is hard to come by in New York City, so when Filigree Suppers co-founder, Brita Olsen, found herself with a patch of green, she wanted to put it to use for summer gatherings. Enter, Sera Rogue from Red Fern Design, a full-service garden design and interior plant design studio in Brooklyn. See how the yard went from a weed infested concrete slab to a colorful garden retreat full of wildflowers and wandering vines.Post
This Kid-Friendly Urban Garden Oasis Is Serious Inspo for All Tiny Backyard Owners
Transforming a traditional style yard into a modern and kid-friendly space is no easy task -- especially in an urban backyard about the size of a two-car garage! With a strategic use of space and design, we brought this boring old space into a sunny and contemporary retreat.Gallery
Modern, Nautical, Old Hollywood Glam: 3 Stylish Outdoor Space Looks
Time to refresh your great outdoors!Article
Painted Folding Stools
With a little paint, the classic folding stool is ready to come indoors, creating a chic entryway -- and extra seating.Article
4th of July Flag Toppers
These mini ever-waving flags make any treat -- be it a cake, cupcake, or cocktail -- fit for the 4th.Gallery
Summery Front Porch Ideas to Spruce Up Your StoopThe front porch is summer's perfect purgatory -- it's not the dreary, sunless indoors, but it's still protected from the relentless summer heat (and, for that matter, summer rainstorms.) Now is the time to take advantage of this "best of both worlds" spot. But if you're like most of us, the porch may be a little neglected. Patio furniture looking a little dusty? Hanging plants looking a little, well, dead? We've got some ideas to help you perk up your porch for summer activities.Video
Perfect for Ramadan, these elegant paper-bag luminaries merge two significant symbols: the carnation and the eight-pointed star, both of which are commonly seen in Islamic art and architecture.Gallery
9 Essential Pieces for Luxurious Outdoor LivingWarm weather and long days call for lazy hours lounging outdoors. Happily, a few additions will transform a basic patio or porch into a true extension of your home, making it a cozy, comfortable, and chic retreat to spend your summer living in.Post
Grilling and Fire Safety: How to Cook Outdoors with Portable Grills
Planning overnight camping or day trips, picnics in the park and on the beach, or tailgating? No matter what outdoor event you organize, food is sure to play a major role in the festivities. By following these simple safety tips and guidelines, you, your family and friends can reduce the risk of injuries and enjoy delicious cookouts all season long!Gallery
Fabulous Front Porch Ideas for the Entire Year
The front porch is the first impression your guests get. It's also what welcomes you home after a long day at work or vacation. Make it as inviting as possible with updated, thougtful decorations throughout the year. Here are some ideas.Gallery
11 Creative Backyard Decorating Ideas
The great backyard: for those lucky enough to have one, it's a place where a lot of happy memories are made. Here are some backyard decorating ideas that will help elevate the fun!Gallery
Small Patio Ideas: Smart Ways to Maximize Your Space
Some outdoor space is better than no outdoor space, right? Don't despair if you don't have acres of land to work with. These small space ideas will transform any space into a cozy oasis.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
Tips to Keep Your Porch Looking Like New
Porches require even more regular maintenance than indoor spaces. Neglect them, and dirt and debris can quickly build up. Here is our best porch advice from Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook.Post
Simple Ways to Update Your Patio Decor
With a few pieces of furniture and colorful accents, you can change your patio decor from drab to fab!Gallery
DIY Backyard Ideas for a Sunny Day
Some projects you save for a rainy day. Others you devote an afternoon outdoors to. If you're looking for something to build, make, or do, you'd be surprised what you can find in your own backyard.Post
How to Turn a Small Backyard into an Entertaining OasisSometimes you have to think beyond the typical layout to get the most out of your outdoor space. Read on to learn how to optimize your space for entertaining.See More