Exterior Design Ideas
Greet your guests to a vibrant front yard garden and treat your backyard to a gorgeous landscaping project with these exterior design ideas. Find inspiration for everything from spacey deck and patio designs for relaxing and entertaining to accent pieces such as a swing, outdoor furniture, and lighting.
Blushing garden roses and sunny oranges remind us of the warm hues of summer. This wreath is crafted with sparse greenery on a natural twig base. And when it hangs from a length of sisal rope, it swings elegantly in any outdoor space.
The 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.
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.