How to create a welcoming porch

How to create a welcoming porch

I don't know about you, but I want my home to feel welcoming to guests. A welcoming home means that friends and family will feel more comfortable during a visit and may even mean that they will be anticipating their next stay! While every room in the home can be decorated to feel inviting, the best place to start is actually outside, since the front porch is the first "room" guests will see. Here are some of my favorite ideas for welcoming guests into a home: Offer a seat I like to think of the front porch as being an...

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5 Ideas for Hosting an Outdoor Movie Night

5 Ideas for Hosting an Outdoor Movie Night

It's your turn to host movie night this month. Are you ready to put a new spin on your monthly tradition? Taking your movie night outdoors is an easy way to change things up and offer a new experience to guests. To make the evening enjoyable for everyone, keep these helpful tips in mind while planning the event. 1. Let guests help pick the movie You might like horror films or romantic comedies, but that doesn't mean your guests like the same ones. Let your friends have some input regarding what movie you watch by compiling a list of suggestions...

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Throw the Perfect BBQ With These 5 Tips

Throw the Perfect BBQ With These 5 Tips

Everyone loves a good barbecue, and this summer you can be the one who brings family and friends together to enjoy delicious food, good company and sunshine. Just follow these five tips and throw a BBQ guests will remember fondly for years. 1. Create a theme BBQs are common in the summer, but you can make yours stand out by creating a theme. Turn your barbecue into a luau or set up a Wild Wild West theme. You can even have guests dress up for the event! 2. Decorate your space to match the occasion When you decide on a theme, decorate...

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The latest outdoor decor trends to liven up your yard

The latest outdoor decor trends to liven up your yard

In the spring and summer months, your front and back yards are extensions of your home’s interior design. So why not spend time perfecting your outdoor space like you do your interior? Try these five outdoor décor trends to refresh your yard space and captivate all those who pass by. 1. Mood lighting With so many outdoor lighting solutions available today, there’s no reason to take the party inside when the sun goes down! Along with outdoor lamps and wall lights, you can use ambient lighting underneath chairs, benches and sofas to create a social environment that is chic and...

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Throw pillows: How one simple accessory can make your patio perfect

Throw pillows: How one simple accessory can make your patio perfect

Everyone has a vision of the perfect outdoor party: Your yard is flawlessly landscaped, your food looks as good as it tastes, and your outdoor décor could be a snapshot from a magazine. That dream doesn’t always fit the reality, but luckily, it doesn’t take much to make it happen. The key is to start with a quick refreshing of your patio scenery – and one of the quickest ways to do that is by updating your outdoor pillows and cushions. These key accessories are like the finishing touch on a great outfit: they add style and interest, but are...

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Create a Backyard Getaway with Fountains

Want a place to getaway without driving far from the city? Consider an outdoor fountain in your own backyard. Bellacor offers easy-to-install outdoor fountains in many different styles and materials. Our Magma Natural Rock Floor Fountain, Bellacor 581959, will blend in with any outdoor garden setting with its non-obtrusive style and natural appearance. If you’ve ever sat at the edge of a flowing creek you will understand why water fountains have long been used as a relaxation technique by children and adults alike…children love to play in them…adults enjoy listening to them. The sound of a flowing stream in your...

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Outdoor Furniture Storage

Sad to say, it’s that time of year again. Leaves start turning, there’s a little chill in the air, and it’s time to start thinking about closing down the backyard recreation and dining area. Hopefully you’ve been able to relax, entertain, and truly enjoy the outdoors this summer. Now you need to consider how to preserve that investment you’re made in your outdoor furniture and accessories. Winter, and its harsh weather, is just around the corner! If you’ve made an investment in outdoor furniture – even a relatively simple table and chair set – it’s important to protect that investment...

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