Spring

Oct 14

Feature Friday: Julie Blanner’s Lake Cottage Patio

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In our Feature Friday series, we’ll be highlighting the homes of some of our favorite bloggers and designers. We love the way they’ve used our products in their spaces, so we thought we’d bring these bright ideas to you!

 
Jun 28

9 Ways to Add Extra Seating to Your Outdoor Space

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9 Ways to Add Extra Seating to your outdoor space

Deciding on layouts  and floor plans is one of the most common questions we get here on How to Decorate, and we totally understand! With so many different furniture options, it can feel overwhelmingly to work lots of seating into your outdoor space without crowding up your whole yard. That’s why we like to use clever ideas to add more seating, without taking up tons of space. Here are our best ideas for versatile adding seating to your outdoor room:

 
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. 

 
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.

 
Apr 1

3 Spring-Approved Pillow Combinations for Your Sofa

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Neutral sofa with pillows and artwork

Pillow covers are the hardest working tool in your decorating arsenal. A well placed pillow can ‘pouf!’ give your room a whole new color palette. Not to mention they’re functional, relatively inexpensive compared to most other pieces in your living room or bedroom, and they’re easy to find. But did you know you can order a pillow cover in any of our fabrics? Because of that, it’s simple to get that perfectly coordinated collection of pillows in your home — the ones you usually only see in designer spaces. We’ve pulled together some full-proof combinations to help you get a designer look using our custom pillows in some of our beloved fabrics.

 
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 29

Spring 2016 Desktop Wallpapers

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Spring 2016 desktop wallpaper with watercolor pattern and seasonal quote

The changing of the seasons is a beautiful thing, and when the sun starts to come out and shoots of green start sprouting, we find ourselves wanting to update and refresh nearly every area of our life. So we thought to ourselves, why not refresh our computers and devices as well? They need sprucing too!