Simple Outdoor Bench with a Modern Design

Simple Outdoor Bench with a Modern DesignIn these few cold winter months it’s about time to spent some time outdoors enjoying the nice winter breeze and fresh vegetation and know just the project that can give you a boost in the right direction: an outdoor bench which you can place in the backyard, the garden, on the patio or next to a fire pit. An outdoor bench is actually a great piece of furniture to have around all year round. But we thought we’d take advantage of the season changes to give you a bit of extra inspiration.

Before we get into details, we want to mention that pretty much all the projects on this list are inexpensive and easy to make and can be done using reclaimed materials. We’ll start with this colorful garden bench which was built using reclaimed pallet boards. First things first: you have to take apart the pallet and to line up the boards, after which you cut them all to size. For the frame you can use leftover wood from other projects or just go ahead and visit the lumber store.

The most fun part begins only after you’ve put together the bench: that’s when you actually get to paint the boards. If you want to build an outdoor bench but you’d rather not use wood, an alternative can be to build a cinder bench. To get to a comfortable height you’ll probably have to stack the cinderblocks unless of course, you want it to be low and kid-friendly. You can add one more layer at the ends to create armrests. Attach the cinderblocks with industrial glue so they stay in place and your bench lasts longer.


Altifarm: The All-Season Modular Home Farm

Altifarm: The All-Season Modular Home FarmGrow fresh herbs and veggies anywhere, any time of year. Your right to grow. Anywhere, anytime. A farm in every home. Altifarm is designed to suit busy lifestyles and tight urban spaces. It makes gardening easy, approachable and fun! large grow area of 1m². Compact footprint, only as big as an office chair. The right to grow is yours, however, whatever, whenever! No proprietary seed pods or subscription. Grow with soil or go soil-less with added nutrients. Don’t stop growing. Eat fresh all year.

Grow like in a yard, from just about anywhere, anytime of the year – from your kitchen to your porch. Each tear of the Altifarm comes with a patented watering system for automatic watering. It stores water for up to 10 days or so that you could be away and come home to thriving plants. After the successful fulfillment of pre-orders to over 45 countries last year, they’ve returned to Indiegogo with a redesigned product, with all-around improvements.

Altifarm is the first home farm which lets you grow meaningful amount of fresh produce – farm-fresh vegetables, leafy greens, herbs, micro-greens, fruits and others, at home with least effort. By managing the essential aspects of watering, lighting, space and plant care on its own, Altifarm empowers one to enjoy the benefits of fresh local produce without getting tied down to intricacies of plant care and adverse climate conditions. Altifarm comprises of 3 / 4 tiers with integrated self-watering system.


Outdoor Fireplaces in Autumn

Outdoor Fireplaces in AutumnWhile you may not be able to use that outdoor shower for a while outdoor fireplaces are a great way to enjoy the beauty of this season. They make it easy to enjoy the perfect balance between the sweltering heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter. Whether entertaining family and friends or just enjoying the peace and solitude of your own backyard, these fire pits and outdoor fireplaces can keep you warm and toasty. Steel Bio-ethanol Outdoor Fireplace is a temptress made of tempered glass panes and solid steel.

A structure of beauty and graceful elegance, Steel Bio-ethanol Outdoor Fireplace is purely perfect in its incarnation and form. A versatile fire burner, this indoor-outdoor wall sconce can be mounted or it can stand alone as a freestanding sophisticated centerpiece, its base a solid support for the significant weight of glass of the remaining structure. Can be wall mounted or used as a tabletop gel fire burner. Steel construction. Epoxy powdered paint. Tempered glass is 8 mm.

Definitely an addition to your modern house in a functional and sturdy piece of art. It can be a conversation starter if you have guests coming over often. The heat radiated is also retained in your room ensuring you stay warm and cozy. Feel the nice warm comfort the fire from this ultra eco-friendly fireplace will give off. It is very low maintenance and carbon-friendly so both you and the environment will be enjoying its benefits. Bring a real fire that is safe and friendly to any home.


Christmas and New Year Door Decorations

Christmas and New Year Door DecorationsNew Year’s wreath and door decorations. Deco wreaths for New Year’s eve and holidays. Decorate and show your holiday spirit with these fun and pretty wreaths for the new year. They are very neat to hang on your door every year and let people know you are ready for the new year. Nice wreaths to buy or you can get ideas and make your own would be a lot of fun and show your spirit either way. Make your door fabulous and inviting for you party with a New Year’s Eve wreath!

Before you put away your Christmas decorations, you might want to think about keeping some out to give your New Year’s Eve party some sparkle and shine. Many people enjoy lush, green holiday wreaths. The fragrance and familiarity are classic comforts of the season. This year, update the tradition. Instead of hanging a wreath on a door or wall, use it to make a botanical chandelier! Use different-sized wreaths to make tiers. Hang them over a dining table or over your front stoop.

Decorating always puts us in the holiday spirit, and adding a festive flair with something homemade makes the season feel even more personal. Give your door (or wall) a sparkly embellishment for the season. Using real (or store-bought) pinecones, a little glue and glitter plus a wreath base, you can create a one-of-a-kind wreath, all your own. The number of pinecones will vary depending on the size of the wreath base. Use glue to attach the pinecones to the wreath base.


How to Create a Summer Window Area

How to Create a Summer Window Area

Ideas to create a relaxing window space for summer. The weather is turning just enough to start enjoying alfresco living. You don’t need a garden, or even a balcony, to get the benefits of the great outdoors in the city – try turning a window into a relaxing space where you can connect with nature and get some fresh air. Bring the outdoors in Even the smallest outdoor area can become your Eden. Use your favourite view in the house as the starting point.

Throw open the windows or French doors and pile up cushions and throws on a spare place to create a cosy lookout and the perfect spot to dine out. Grow an urban garden using hanging pots or by hooking plant holders over railings, if you have them. Bring the outdoors in. Garden for decorating and styling your home. With a little inspiration, garden blooms turn into wall decor, a slice from a fallen tree becomes a side table, collected leaves transform into art.

Grab a few basics from the crafts supply store and finds provided by Mother Nature—and your home will look like a home with nature in one afternoon. Fill the minimalist wooden frames with leaves and flowers collected during summertime hikes or walks in the park. Even the smallest of apartments has room for a couple tiny succulents in egg-cup planters and decorative pillows in front of windows. Have fun in home during summer months with these outdoors in ideas!


Outdoor Decor: Urban Outdoor

Outdoor Decor: Urban OutdoorAs summer is here our thoughts shift to our outdoor areas and how we can improve them for the summer months. There is no better place than home decor to see all the greatest trends in outdoor furniture and our favorite outdoor summer classics is here to walk us through these industry trends. The showrooms did not disappoint showcasing new performance fabrics for 2018. Visit showrooms to learn more about the amazing fabrics and see all they can add your home!

Outdoor pillows – florals and pops of color are in this season. Don’t miss this trend. This is the easiest way to refresh outdoor seating. Inflatable chairs are so in and super useful. You’ve got an instant lounge area. Summer’s over, deflate. Stores flat for super easy organization. Wicker and rattan tabletop accessories. So, so on trend this season. Look for wicker and rattan covered everything– water pitchers, placemats in smaller sizes – Lets you fit more of your pals around the patio table, serving trays with leather handles.

Of course food tents to keep unwanted buzzing pests off your food. Group around the deck, patio, porch. Chic Paper accessories – Blue crab, watermelon, poppies in bright pops of color for the outdoor table. Cocktails in a box. All the accoutrements you’ll need to mix, shake, serve. Your favourite summer awaits… right outside your door! Get decked out with outdoor furniture that brings that warm and comfortable indoors outside. Whether you’re planning to lounge on the deck or host a casual day.


Tips for an Outdoor Party

Tips for an Outdoor PartyGet outdoors and party this spring and summer with outdoor party ideas. Mixing pieces of furniture, textures and colors will help the atmosphere to feel carefree and cozy. Make it easy for yourself by using what you already have at home. Put down rugs to make the overall impression more homey. Use throws and cushions to turn no-maintenance outdoor seats into comfortable extra places. Follow these easy outdoor dinner tips when organizing and planning your next outdoor party.

After the long, cold winter, we’re all eager to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful warm weather. Celebrate the new season with a fabulous outdoor party. Comfortable cushions on the chairs will encourage guests at the table. Lay brown craft paper across a table for a casual look. Skip the tablecloth. Weight dishes―and greet guests―with small bowls of fresh fruit. Get outside and smell the roses! With an extra hour of sunlight and the warmth of weather inching its way in, it’s finally time to take your entertaining outside.

Follow these tips as you start planning your next outdoor brunch, lunch, or dinner party. These are just a few of our favorite ways to host an amazing outdoor brunch or dinner party. It’s time to start enjoying the beautiful weather again. Pick up your favorite flowers and get planning. Set up a projector outdoors, turn on a great movie, put out some chairs and pillows, make some popcorn, and you’re all ready for a movie-night party. Depending on the weather, you could even turn it into an outdoor sleepover.


Create an Outdoor Living Room

Create an Outdoor Living RoomTransform your outside space into a living room with different zones so the whole family can spend time together no matter what they want to do! Check out how outdoor furniture and smart storage solutions maximize your options and minimize clutter. AN AREA FOR ENTERTAINING AND EATING. Encourage conversation by moving a couple of the seating sections around the table so everybody can see each other. Bring out a movable cart from the kitchen to use as a side table and a place to store cutlery, napkins and glassware.

Get some plates from the cabinet and invite your friends over for a delicious meze platter and mouth-watering juices. A great way to end every day! Combine different sections of the outdoor seating to create a sofa that suits your space. Want to make the room more cozy? It’s easy to change things up. Put the rattan armchair against the wall and push the seating sections together to make a big day-bed! Let the nesting tables work as side tables for books and magazines, or as a pedestal for a plant.

Ready for an afternoon nap? Grab a few soft blankets and fluffy cushions from the cabinet and relax in the sun. As spring arrives, it’s nice to be able to do the same things that we do inside, outside. Create a relaxing spot where you can focus while others hang out close by. A curtain doubles up as a room divider, so you can choose whether you want to work in privacy or socialize. Stay comfortable with an adjustable chair and a desk at the right height. Store your laptop or tablet in the large cabinet when you’ve finished!


Christmas Trees this Season

Christmas Trees this Season New Year tree with flashing garland. The holiday season is officially upon us. This holiday season, designers and florists alike are outfitting their trees in a variety of ways. Feathers and snowflakes, warm candle lights, and silver-gilded roots. Christmas room interior design, tree decorated by lights, presents, gifts, toys, candles. Make use of your favorite antiques by styling them for the holiday season. Christmas decorating ideas are our gift to you this season!

Check out these festive holiday decorations. Glam it up this holiday season with glitter and gold. Create your own holiday mantel banner and pair with gold-dipped table accents and a pop of pink for a contemporary twist to Christmas decor. Use assorted glass jars to give your front porch banister a festive glow. For an opaque, frosty look, add a mercury-glass effect by first misting the jars’ interiors with water then immediately spraying on looking-glass paint.

When white tones are layered together, the look can become glamorous, modern, traditional, romantic or casual, depending on the textures and materials used. Light fixtures are a great place to add extra holiday cheer. Attach pine branches around a chandelier’s base, drape burlap ribbon and add glass ornaments for a more rustic approach. A mobile Christmas tree and poinsettia wall art are classic decorations in this cheerful holiday entryway. Bring texture and color to your front porch this holiday season.


Halloween and Harvest Pumpkin Decor

Halloween and Harvest Pumpkin DecorThat day I came across these pumpkins. They were the perfect pumpkins group for my Hallooween article. If pumpkin carving isn’t for you, don’t worry — these Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas and projects yield eye-popping pumpkin displays without the goopy mess. These easy no-carve pumpkins include ideas for decorating pumpkins with ribbon, stickers, faux flowers, paint, and more. Try one of these easy-to-make pumpkin decorating ideas. Create a modern pumpkin design with easy steps.

You can use an apple corer to create pretty pumpkin designs in a pinch, or add lace and metal to make a folk art pumpkin. These fresh pumpkin decorating ideas will give you creative new ways to display Halloween pumpkins on your front porch. Adorn your pumpkins with buttons, rhinestones, dried fruit, and more for a unique twist on your pumpkin decorating. These pumpkin decorating ideas are incredibly easy and stylish. Add some modern flair to your Halloween decor with a simple project.

You can even use things from your junk drawer to create no-carve Halloween pumpkins; just gather old gears, springs, nuts, bolts, and anything else that catches your eye — in no time at all, you’ll have a family of junk pumpkins with funny faces. We love pumpkins of all colors, whether bright orange, crisp white, or lovely green; we love short and squat pumpkins, tall and skinny pumpkins, bumpy pumpkins, smooth and perfect pumpkins, mini pumpkins, giant pumpkins, and every pumpkin in between.

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