Outdoor Living

Jul 23

How to Care for Sunbrella Fabrics

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How To Care For Your Sunbrella Fabrics

The How to Decorate Team has received quite a few inquiries on the care of Sunbrella fabric. Our customers are now using Sunbrella fabric for indoor decorating. They are having their sofas, chairs and pillows covered in the durable and lasting fabric. We thought it was a good time to post Sunbrella’s Care Guide to help our Ballard customers keep their furniture looking fresh and new.

Feb 26

Comparing Outdoor Furniture: Which material is right for you?

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Thinking about buying new patio furniture? Enjoy your outdoor living space to its fullest potential by finding the perfect design and materials to match your style and climate. Here’s our take on the most popular types of outdoor furniture.

Jan 22

Sunbrella – Cleaning Your Upholstery

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May 24

How to Plant a Fabulous Window Box

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Not only do window boxes go a long way in adding curb appeal to a home, they’re also great for apartment dwellers who still wish to indulge a green thumb. Whether placed outside a window, on a balcony or even inside, a window box with a pretty mix of plants, flowers or herbs can bring cheerfulness and color to any environment. Here are a few tips to ensure you love the outcome.

Mar 21

How To Care For Your Outdoor Furniture

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One of the most important elements to creating an enjoyable outdoor living experience is comfortable and attractive furniture. You’re more likely to spend quality time in the great outdoors if you love your environment.  Once you have the right seating that enhances the look and functionality of your space, it’s important to maintain your furniture, so it lasts as long as possible.  Follow our tips for caring for your wood, metal, wicker or resin outdoor furniture. To extend the life of your furniture, we recommend storing it indoors or protect it with covers during long periods of non-use.

Feb 26

Replacing Outdoor Cushions – We’ll Show You How to Measure!

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Warmer days are ahead. Now’s the time to get your outdoor living spaces ready, so you can enjoy a beautiful day at a moment’s notice.

Mar 25

A Guide to Mixing Outdoor Fabrics & Rugs

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Creating a Cool Summer Look

As soon as the frost melts and the weather warms up, it’s time to take it outside. Why not make the most of the season by moving your family room outdoors? Create a cool, comfortable setting for family and friends to talk, eat and sit a spell.