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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Purple andironback chairs line a side porch with a gallery of wall art hung on the wall behind
Photo by Sophie Munro

5. Hang a Whimsical Wall Sculpture

Look for pieces made with weather-resistant materials such as galvanized metal, glass, or stone. On covered patios or porches, hang canvas oil paintings; they’ll be fine outdoors as long as they’re not in direct sunlight.

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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.