Outdoor furniture has evolved from picnic tables and folding chairs to sofas, sectionals and dining sets that beautifully mirror their indoor counterparts. That means you can effortlessly design a patio or deck space that reflects your great taste and sense of style. From casual to traditional and everything in between, here are five outdoor styles that will transform your backyard setting.
If your style is casual, then today’s comfortable wicker sofa and chairs would create the perfect atmosphere on your patio. This grouping features a cocktail table and ottomans that double as seating.
If your home is contemporary you will love this dining collection, which features sleek metal frames and striking white cushions. Straight lines and a contrasting palette are the hallmark of contemporary style.
If you love modern style, then you’ll love this stunning sectional. Its midcentury-inspired lines are simple yet sleek, while the light gray cushions are very up to date.
Wooden furnishings can bring a wonderful rustic feel to your backyard, and this sitting area features a modern take. The cocktail table is made from teak boards that have a sense of energy from the wonderful grain, and the aluminum straps and casters add an industrial twist.
If your style is traditional, you’ll set a beautiful table outdoors with a dining set that exudes charm. This grouping was inspired by the glorious French architecture of New Orleans, with beautiful detail work on the chairs and table.
Spring is here and that means it’s time to say goodbye to winter. From gathering friends in the back yard to opening the windows to enjoy the breeze, it’s time to ready your home to celebrate the season. Here are some subtle changes you can make that will help you transition your home into spring in style.
Remove heavy draperies that keep you warm in winter, and replace them with linen or light sheers. You can also update your room with blinds or shades. Also, swap out thick wool rugs for flat weave versions or keep floors bare.
Change out plush rugs for flat weave versions. Add a plant or a vase with fresh flowers. Then add hand towels in bright spring colors. You can also change your hand soap to one with a light scent.
Swap out heavy drapes for light sheers or consider keeping windows bare. Add greenery to your room. Invest in light colored dinnerware, adding punches of color with accent pieces or even edibles, such as oranges and apples.
Freshen up your entryway by removing heavy coats from the closet and putting away boot trays. Hang a festive floral wreath on your front door, and replace tired doormats and throw rugs. If you have a table in your foyer, add a vase filled with greenery or fresh flowers.
Clean and store heavy linens, and replace with fabric such as cotton or linen, and a light coverlet. Breathable fabrics will help you stay comfortable as temps heat up. Add a vase with flowers to your nightstand, and update spice-scented candles with fragrances such as spring flowers or beach.
When it comes to colors, green is a crowd pleaser. From lime to emerald, Kelly, olive and celery, green offers something for everyone. It can be neutral … or not. It can make a statement or it can soothe the soul. It also feels rich (well, it is the color of money and envy.)
Sorry Kermit, but we think it’s easy being green! Find your favorite shade or mix and match a few. Here are five pieces that will turn your home into an inviting retreat.
This soft green chair will go with anything. Pair it with basic beige to add a layer of interest. Use it with black for a dramatic combination. Or mix it with colors such as coral, navy or red for a sophisticated, vibrant palette.
The light and bright shade of green will feel like a little bit of spring in your room. This accent chair will bring a bit of spring into your room with its vibrant lime green. Imagine how it will perk up a basic space.
The luck of the Irish will be with you when you add a bit of Kelly Green to your room. This vibrant shade makes a statement, so use it sparingly, like with this accent chair. The pop of color is playful and fun.
An emerald green chair brings a rich burst of color to your room and shakes things up. It’s a great choice if you prefer to keep your wall color neutral. It makes a statement without overpowering your room.
This deep shade of green is a rich neutral that adds depth to a room without being overpowering. It goes well with black, brown or khaki, and has the feel of causal elegance.
Whimsical accents deliver creativity as well as a bit of the fanciful to your décor, turning an ordinary room into a playful place that makes you smile. It’s as easy as choosing unusual artwork, clever hardware or colors that seem to take flight. Here are five easy pieces that are guaranteed to boost your happiness and your sense of whimsy.
Imagine this lovely llama perking up your living room or bedroom. Its colorful tassels and Hawaiian lei help release your inner child and demonstrate that you don’t take life too seriously.
Skull hardware? Why not? Instantly update a cabinet or chest with details that throw caution to the wind and add personality to your space.
The hottest animal of the season is the octopus, and this pillow goes all in with its bedazzled beauty, showing off your trend-setting passion.
A bicycle built for one becomes the coolest barstool in the neighborhood, demonstrating to family and friends that you love to have fun.
A pop of color, especially when it’s an avant-garde banana chair, will lift your spirits and make you feel like a rock star.
Pinterest is a popular place to go for design inspiration. From options for kitchen countertops to ways to dress your bed, you’ve probably gone to the site searching for ideas. The people at Pinterest keep track of popular search words, and release their list of trends based on what people want to see. Here are five of the top home searches that might be on your list of things to do:
Pins for “wall art” were up 637%, which means that bare walls are out. From canvases to metal sculptures, wall art gives you a chance to put your personality on display.
Pins for “mixed metals” were up 423%. We’re combining stainless steel, brass, bronze and rose gold – and looking for inspiration.
Pins for “terrazzo” were up 316%, which means the popular speckled flooring of the 1970s is back in fashion.
Look up. Statement ceilings are a trend for 2018, with a 310% increase in pins. Use paint or wallpaper, or create patterns with wood or other textured materials.
Getting pampered is easy when you design your bathroom to feel like a spa, complete with candles, fluffy white towels and rattan baskets. Pins for “spa bathrooms” were up 269%.