Extend Your Home Outdoors
Use our easy tips to make your outdoor spaces as comfortable as your living room.
A Fresh Retake
The Big Idea: Don't throw out that shabby garden furniture yet. Timeless outdoor styles like Adirondack chairs, Shaker-style wooden benches, and old-fashioned wicker need only a fresh coat of paint to feel new again. When choosing a color, consider a bright shade to add modern style to a classic shape.
Notice the Details: Hammocks, another classic favorite, lure you to enjoy afternoon naps. A deck or patio that runs the length of a cottage, like the one above, may seem overwhelming to decorate, so try grouping furniture in arrangements that encourage conversation.