Outdoors

May 26

5-Star Stories: Auto Tilt Umbrella

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Four chaise lounge chairs by the pool from Suzanne Kasler's Directoire collection for Ballard Designs

If you live for summer and outdoor entertaining, then you know having plenty of seating for your backyard barbecues is a must. Equally important is ensuring your guests have a respite from the summer sun’s rays. Naturally, there’s a reason our Auto Tilt Umbrella is one of our best-selling outdoor items; it keeps the party cool even in the heat of day. 

 
May 17

8 Simple Ways to Punch Up Your Outdoor Room

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Wicker sectional with white cushion and patterned pillows on a covered porch

You’ve got all the makings of a great outdoor space for entertaining, but it’s feeling a little lackluster after the long winter. Sound familiar? Giving your space a quick, budget-friendly pick-me-up is as easy as adding a few decorative elements — and you’ll be ready for deck and patio party season in no time. Check out a few of our favorite ideas below.

 
May 10

Up from the Ashes: The Artisans of Volcanic Ash

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What is volcanic ash? Outdoor accessories for your home

Some of our favorite outdoor-safe accessories are crafted from volcanic ash. It’s not just the natural strength and weathered patina of the organic material that we love. It’s also the story of how these hand crafted items came to be and what it means for the artisans who make them. Here is their story.

 
Apr 8

15 Ways to Arrange Your Porch

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How to arrange your porch for maximum comfort

Is there anything more inviting than a comfortable and inviting porch? Whether it’s a front porch that welcomes visitors or a back porch that’s private and perfect for entertaining, we love the way a porch functions as an additional living room during the summer months. That’s why it’s important to make the most of the outdoor space you have, and the biggest thing you can do to up your porch game is to arrange furniture in a way that functions for your needs. Here are 15 ideas for coming up with a layout for your porch furniture.

 
Mar 31

Which Outdoor Cushions Should You Buy?

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Which replacement outdoor cushions should you buy?

The easiest way to give your outdoor space an instant makeover is with new cushions. And if you’ve been using the same standard set that came with your furniture for years, you’ll especially appreciate the upgrade in comfort and color. We take our outdoor lounging seriously, so we’ve spent a lot of time creating and testing different designs in pursuit of the best easy-care cushions. The result is 3 different cushion collections that will look great and feel great, rain or shine, year after year. Once you’ve measured your outdoor furniture for the appropriate cushion size, it’s time to figure out what kind of cushion will function best for your space.

 
Mar 22

10 Ways to Make a Big Outdoor Statement

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Large architectural spheres for your garden from Ballard Designs

Your outdoor spaces deserve just as much attention as the rooms inside your home. With just a few statement pieces, you can take your backyard from boring to beautiful. To get your inspired, here our top 10 favorites this season.

 
Mar 11

Headed Outside: Suzanne Kasler’s Spring 2016 Collection

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Suzanne Kasler's 2016 Outdoor Furniture Collection

When the weather warms, it’s time to move the party outdoors. Luckily, our design partner, Suzanne Kasler, spent the winter sweating the details to ensure her summer collection had all the right elements to turn a bland backyard into a great spot for lounging and entertaining. We got together with Suzanne to chat about getting those details right.