Ideas for Outdoor Living

Design your dream patio or porch, check out your favorite pools, or steal an idea for dress up your outdoor space.

Ideas for…Outdoor Furniture

View our guide to choosing the right outdoor furniture for your personal retreat.

Patio Tabletops Made of Glass or Tile
Photo by Jean Allsopp

Dining Al Fresco

Glass tabletops resist scratches and are easy to clean, however only glass that has been tempered to resist breaking should be used outdoors. Add a splash of color to your table with a glass top in bright aqua blue or a deep, marbleized red.

Tile tabletops can bring an artistic element to any outdoor space. They may chip, fade, or crack, depending on how it is sealed, though, so shield it from the elements to prevent premature wear.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.