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There's no doubt you'll be spending a lot of time in your backyard this summer, so give your deck or patio a new look with fun outdoor furniture, fabrics, and accessories.
Transform outdoor seating with paint. An Adirondack chair in a cool blue hue stands out against the natural greens of the backyard.
Group chairs around small side tables for a relaxed setting. Have fun with your outdoor furniture. A fish-shape side table is a playful addition to this summertime hangout.
Make your backyard feel like an extension of your home with these simple layout, furniture, and design tips.
Eco-friendly, maintenance-free, recycled-plastic chairs create no-fuss seating. A tall shutter serves double duty as an accent piece and a way to block out what's happening in the yard next door. Choose white pieces (or paint them white) for a fresh look.
A solar lantern is an eco-friendly way to light the deck at night. Choose one with an attractive pattern to serve as a beautiful accent during the day as it recharges.
Outdoor dining is this deck's main function. A large farmhouse-style table and mix-and-match seating creates a casual setting for outdoor meals. Reds, oranges, tans, and browns blend nicely with the natural backdrop.
Hang an old-fashioned lantern for an attractive and useful accent. Lanterns add character to the deck during the day and serve an important function at night.
When the sun goes down, this solar lamp lights the tabletop. The attractive lantern serves as an accent during the day.
Damask and graphic floral outdoor fabrics create an elegant atmosphere. Mix these patterns with solids and stripes to create a more casual atmosphere.