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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Outdoor hanging lantern with starfish attached on the outside
Photo by Howard L. Puckett

15. Get Crafty

Some of the simplest―and least expensive―weekend decorating projects start with things you already have around the house. Use your beachcombing finds to dress up luminaries or outdoor lanterns. The subtle detail will give even industrial fixtures a one-of-a-kind feel.

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.