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.

20 Easy Upgrades

Check out these easy ideas to freshen your home this weekend.

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White-washed patio furniture framed with a row of potted palm plants
Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

11. Liven Up Outdoor Furniture

Use spray paint to instantly transform old furnishings. Make over ho-hum folding chairs with a crisp shade of blue. For a funkier look, coat each one with a different bright shade.

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.