10 Comfy, (Mostly) Colorful Outdoor Lounge Chairs for Under $100Plants & Yard
It's time to perk up — and enjoy — your patio, yard, or deck!
May 7, 2024
The 7 Outdoor Decor Trends You’ll See on Almost Every Patio for Summer
Here’s what Etsy’s trend expert says is sparking in searches — and her suggestions for bringing the trends outdoors.
Jun 4, 2023
10 Sources for Good, Affordable Outdoor Furniture and AccessoriesPlants & Yard
Whether your outdoor space consists of a tiny balcony or a large backyard, we've got you covered.
May 1, 2023
19 Apartment Patio Ideas for Making Small Space Outdoor Living PossiblePlants & Yard
Summer is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill and mix the mojitos! There’s no better way to spend time with friends and family than the great outdoors when the weather’s warm, so that means it’s time to spruce up your al fresco space! If you’re in need of apartment patio ideas, we’ve got you covered.
Apr 6, 2023
This Hammock Helped Me Discover a New (Perfect) Way to Relax Plants & Yard
Why doesn’t everyone have one?
Aug 6, 2022
Turn Your Backyard into an Oasis with These Outdoor Furniture and Decor Prime Day DealsPlants & Yard
Curate the perfect space for entertaining or enjoying backyard solace.
Jul 13, 2022
Candles, Cake & Snow: How To Host A Sledding Birthday PartyPlants & Yard
If you were born in January in Chicago, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve had at least one sledding birthday party. (Chicago is not known for its hills, but we make do.) Now that I find myself back in arctic winter weather after many years away, a sledding party sounds like the perfect cabin fever-busting celebration.
May 4, 2022
The Pioneer Woman Just Dropped a New Outdoor CollectionPlants & Yard
The new collection has everything you need to turn your deck or patio into a full-fledged outdoor living space.
Apr 11, 2022
Try Out These Brilliant Balcony Light Ideas to Illuminate Your Outdoor SpacePlants & Yard
Nothing beats the feeling of eating dinner out on your balcony or enjoying the company of family on your stylish new patio furniture set. When the warm weather months roll around, you’ll probably feel motivated to whip your patio into shape, whether it’s super small or expansive. Sure, you’ll want to add some weatherproof chair cushions and ceramic planters to your shopping list, but there’s one thing that sets the ambiance like nothing else: lighting.
Apr 8, 2022
Bobby Berk Just Launched a Gorgeous Collection With One of Our Favorite Outdoor Furniture BrandsPlants & Yard
Spoiler alert: It's all gorgeous (obviously!)
Apr 7, 2022
Lidl Has Brought Back Its $20 Dog Canopy Bed So Your Pup Can Enjoy Summer In StyleLife
A similar design will cost you double the price on Amazon.
Aug 7, 2021
7 Indoor/Outdoor Rugs That Can Handle City Grime Like Total ChampsPlants & Yard
These are some of the most gorgeous, design-forward outdoor rugs that can handle the dirt and soot of the city.
Jul 22, 2021
These 9 Camping Essentials Can Convert Even the Least Outdoorsy PeoplePlants & Yard
Bonus: You can use these on and off the campsite.
Jul 21, 2021
After Back-to-Back Category 5 Storms, Here’s What’s Essential to My Hurricane Kit
You're gonna need a lot more than bottled water and canned spaghetti...
Jun 17, 2021
Target Is Selling Pop-Up Gazebo Domes That Are Way Cooler Than Your Average TentPlants & Yard
They're selling a handful of pop-up domed tents that can comfortably house various sizes of patio sets — from a couple of chairs, to a full outdoor sectional.
May 25, 2021
7 Outdoor Trends That Are Going to Rule 2021Plants & Yard
According to design experts!
Apr 1, 2021
This Is the Cheapest and Cheeriest Backyard Item You Can BuyPlants & Yard
And it will bring you more joy than you might think!
Mar 19, 2021
Article's New Outdoor Collection Has Something for Every Design StylePlants & Yard
Chairs, sofas, tables, lanterns, and more. And yes, theres's rattan!
Mar 16, 2021
One Good Thing: The Best Outdoor Wearable Sleeping Bag?Plants & Yard
I title this week’s episode with a question mark because I’m not sure what we’re getting up to here! Hands really was feeling the cold outdoors during these winter pandemic dinners and drinks with friends and wanted a solution, so this week I tested three popular options (see below) that range from poncho style to full moon suit. All of them are super puffy and insulated (but not all with down), and range in price.The takeaway???
Mar 4, 2021
Finally—a Compost Bin That’s Actually Attractive!Plants & Yard
No more black, plastic eyesores—promise!
Jul 17, 2020
7 Ways to Turn Your Outdoor Space into an Oasis, Even if It’s Teeny TinyPlants & Yard
Make your outdoor space small but mighty!
Jul 15, 2020
The Best Bug-Repellent Products for Your Outdoor SpaceCleaning
Say goodbye to those uninvited guests for good!
Jul 9, 2020
Inflatable Pools Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore—These Start at Under $75Plants & Yard
These inflatable pools are just as fun for adults to play in.
Jun 29, 2020
7 Hammocks That are Perfect for Outdoor Lounging (and Napping)Plants & Yard
No matter what kind of outdoor space you have at your disposal.
May 28, 2020
West Elm Collaborated with REI on the Perfect Outdoor Collection for SummerPlants & Yard
Launched today, the new collab from West Elm and REI combines the home brand's design aesthetic with the outdoor retailer's knowledge and experience for a stylish and functional collection that's perfect for escapes near and far.
May 26, 2020
7 Sources for Budget Outdoor FurniturePlants & Yard
So you want to create a little outdoor oasis but you’re a little strapped for cash. Don’t worry — it doesn’t always take a lot of money to look like a million bucks. Here are seven sources for budget outdoor furniture to help you get started. IKEA: Any time we do a budget furniture roundup, IKEA is bound to appear. Their furniture may not last a lifetime but it’ll definitely get you through a few summers. Shown: BROMMÖ Chaise lounge; $59.99.
Apr 22, 2020
The Best of Vertical Gardening: Inspiration, DIY, & ResourcesPlants & Yard
Last year I talked about design dilemmas common with the quintessential rectangular urban yard, and space (or should I say, lack thereof), is usually at the top of the list. From inspiration to DIYs, tips on products available on the market and where to source them — this post will surely have you dreaming up new ways to best utilize a small footprint in the garden. TOP ROW: Inspiration Look! Living Canopy on a Tiny Balcony Dwell On Design: Vertical Gardens Look!
Mar 11, 2020
This Foldable Outdoor Stove Can Literally Fit In Your PocketPlants & Yard
When folded, it's about the size of your hand.
Mar 8, 2020
10 Things You Need for a Lush, Green Lawn This SummerPlants & Yard
Before you can roll around in the grass or have a picnic in the backyard this summer, you need to prep your lawn. Just like you spring clean your house, now’s the time to get your yard in shape for the season by doing all those necessary tasks like removing debris, replacing grass, or taking out weeds. These ten items will help you give it a fresh start and set the groundwork for a beautiful, lush lawn come June, or you can always bring the great outdoors inside by growing grass indoors.
Aug 26, 2019
Spruce Up Your Patio to Spend Your Entire Summer Outdoors (For Under $300)Plants & Yard
I don’t know about you, but my balcony is pretty pathetic. As a renter of a second-floor condo with a little screened-in outdoor area, it’s been hard to get motivated enough to think about that space and what I can do with it.
Jun 26, 2019
The Best Portable GrillsPlants & Yard
Find the grill of your dreams and start entertaining this summer—no backyard necessary.
Jun 26, 2019
How to Make Sure Your Garage Sale is Legal (& Keep Your Neighbors From Hating You)Plants & Yard
Of the many things that have to be in place before you can throw a successful garage sale (like decluttering your house to have enough stuff to sale and picking a good location), you also need to make sure your garage sale is playing by the rules and playing nice. Here are three things to consider before throwing your next garage sale. 1.
Jun 5, 2019
The Best CoolersPlants & Yard
The sun is out, the party’s on, and you have all the makings of a great day with your speakers, your grill and your string lights. All that’s missing is a good reliable cooler to keep your food and drinks cold (particularly if you’re feeling this heat wave). There are a variety of options on the market, so we rounded up our favorites at all price points and styles.
May 23, 2019
How to Shade Your Outdoor Space (& Maximize Its Privacy!)Plants & Yard
Don’t let sun beams and heat ruin your ability to enjoy your outdoor area! Providing shade for your outdoor space—no matter how big or small—is a vital component to being able to use it year round and all day. And creating privacy, especially for those who live snuggled up with neighbors, will increase intimacy and enjoyment. We’ve got your privacy and shade inspiration to consider when finishing out your outdoor area for use this summer.
May 14, 2019
Before & After: Jenny’s Creole BalconyPlants & Yard
What is a garden designer without a dirt level garden to do? Well of course, make the most of the available 150 sq ft balcony. Jenny Peterson, who lives and works in Austin, Texas transformed her ‘L’ shaped balcony from a mish-mash of outdoor ‘stuff’ to a cohesive and relaxing southern inspired place for her to enjoy the outdoors.
May 6, 2019
Nature Calls: Tools For Budding BirdwatchersPlants & Yard
It’s the perfect time of year to have the kids active and outside and, if they love to watch birds, to encourage that, too. If you have a beginner birder at your place, here’s everything they’ll need (and a couple of things they’ll love) to get started on what often becomes a life-long hobby. 1. Audubon Bird Call can produce generic bird calls $8 from Los Poblanos Farm Shop. 2.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Faded Outdoor Umbrella Sees The Light of DayPlants & Yard
Ashley had a very faded striped pastel umbrella that she could have easily jettisoned. Instead, she took a little inspiration from this Urban Outfitters umbrella, budgeted about $20 for her version, and gave it a little makeover… Ashley used a paint sprayer with thinned down latex paint to give it about three coats of bright white paint. Then, she and her husband laboriously hand-painted a design on each panel. The final step was attaching pom-pom trim around the edge.
May 4, 2019
Be a Beach Boss: The Best Accessories for Summer 2016Plants & Yard
Whether you plan to spend all summer playing in the waves or sitting pretty poolside, you’re going to want to take along some warm-weather gear. A nifty misting fan, a wet bag for your damp bathing suit, a portable marble (!) phone charger? You’re going to need all of this. Above: This handmade cotton and leather bag is reversible: Flip it to the teal side when you’re lounging by the pool. Reversible Beach Tote Bag, $42, from Shop La Plage.
May 3, 2019
West Elm’s New Collection Will Have You Dreaming of SummerPlants & Yard
West Elm’s boho-chic summer collection of furniture and accessories will have you throwing impromptu garden parties in no time (even if it’s just a backyard-less fantasy). The globally-inspired, itching-to-be-Instagrammed looks include rugs in modern ikat patterns, eye-catching woven seating, and a plethora of modern outdoor furnishings.
May 3, 2019
Everything Sucks, So Here Are 8 Fun Games to Play Outside This SummerPlants & Yard
I know I am not the only one depressed by the state of the world right now, growing more and more incredulous and outraged with each passing day. If you work hard, and do what you can to make things better out there, it’s okay to take a break too. One of the best ways to recharge is to gather a group of friends, go outside, and indulge in some brainless fun this summer. Balance your rage/shock/concern with some wholesome/ridiculous/playful outdoor games.
May 3, 2019
Get Ready for Summer 2019 with IKEA’s Latest Outdoor FindsPlants & Yard
It’s about time to perk up your patio—or at least start thinking about what you might want to replace or tweak about your yard or deck. If you’re wondering where to start your shopping, I’m here to tell you not to discount IKEA. You might even want to move it to the top of your list. This Swedish retailer has really upped its outdoor game in the past couple of years across multiple categories. Seriously.
Apr 29, 2019
Anthropologie’s Newest Collection is a Summer Dream Come True—and You Can Take 20% Off This WeekendPlants & Yard
A piece of furniture has never given me the uncontrollable urge to put on a caftan, blast the song “Summer Breeze,” and whip up a batch of Aperol Spritzes before. That is, until I saw Anthropologie’s new Peacock Cabana Daybed above. The curved rattan and bright pink cushion would make any outdoor space feel like an instant oasis. My new obsession is part of Anthropologie’s new Summer Outdoor Collection, which launched today.
Mar 22, 2019
This Fake Owl is Creepy—But Does a Great Job at Keeping My Balcony CleanPlants & Yard
When I moved into my apartment almost five years ago, one of the biggest perks of my new space was its small, private balcony. It’s only large enough to fit a small table and two chairs, but I felt like I found a real estate diamond in the rough. Finding an affordable apartment in Manhattan with some private outdoor space is about as rare as a couple on “House Hunters” saying they don’t want an open floor plan and hardwood floors.
Nov 21, 2018
7 Ways to Keep Cool This Summer (Without a Swimming Pool)Plants & Yard
Few things make the scorching summer heat more bearable than jumping into a sparkling swimming pool. But what to do when you don’t have access to one? Fret not my sweaty friends, there are still plenty of ways to cool off outside this summer without a proper swimming pool, it just takes a little imagination. From sprinkler balls to water balloons, here are seven H2O-friendly ideas for staying cool this summer—sans the swimming pool.
Aug 7, 2018
13 Stylish Beach Accessories Every Design Lover NeedsPlants & Yard
Whether you hop on the Jitney to Montauk, cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or jet off somewhere fabulous like the Maldives, there’s a good chance you’ll go to the beach at least once this summer. At Apartment Therapy, we’re all about living life as stylishly as possible, so why should our beach trips be any different? From fun floats to chic beach chairs, and everything in between, here are 13 beach accessories design fanatics—and beach bums—will love.
Jul 1, 2018
Outdoor Dining Essentials That We Can’t Believe Are Made of MelaminePlants & Yard
With summer entertaining just around the corner, it’s time to refresh last year’s tired tumblers and worn-out tableware. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a ton to get a high-end, high-quality look. Forget the glassware and breakable pieces; this year it’s all about easy to serve, easy to care for melamine. With prints and quality this great, your guests will be coming back for seconds (and thirds!). Read on for our choice picks below.
May 26, 2018
This Transforming Outdoor Table Is Also a Grill For 8Plants & Yard
Expecting the guests at your backyard barbecue to grill their own food would ordinarily be considered a huge faux pas, but when they’re seated at JAG’s innovative table and grill combo, the usual dinner party hosting etiquette no longer applies. The Dallas-based design and manufacturing company’s product is an expert combination of sturdy outdoor patio furniture and a BBQ grill. The multi-purpose table houses a grill at its center and can also be transformed into a fire pit.
Jul 8, 2017
The Sandless Beach Blanket: Urban Legend or Must-Have Invention? We Tested One to Find OutCleaning
Have you ever heard of a “sandless” beach blanket? Well, we hadn’t either until recently. When I first introduced the idea, my fellow AT staffers threw out words like “sorcery” and “urban legend” but mostly, it was a barrage of ???s. No one could wrap their head around it, so we had to take it to the test lab (my local beach) and find out if, in fact, someone could stay sand-free on the shoreline while using one.
Jul 26, 2016
Before & After: Hannah’s Patio Gets Dinner-Party ReadySponsored
Hannah and George just moved in together, and when they were house-hunting, they knew they wanted outdoor space. They’ve found a home with an amazing, enclosed front patio, but they aren’t sure how best to decorate it. It’s a small space, and they want to be able to use it all the time – for everything from just hanging out to hosting full-on dinner parties.
Apr 8, 2016
Before & After: Madilynn’s Tiny Balcony Becomes a Vibrant ExtensionSponsored
Madilynn loves the home she’s created with her husband, Alan, and their baby, Cosette. But though she spends a lot of time there, working from home and hanging out with Cosette, she hasn’t been able to figure out how to integrate their balcony into their everyday lives. A small, oddly-shaped space, it’s hard to know how to furnish it in a way that works both for a toddler and her parents.
Apr 7, 2016
Before & After: Marissa and Justin Get a Grown-Up Outdoor RoomSponsored
Marissa and Justin moved into their home two years ago, but never really figured out how to furnish their outdoor space. They use their deck and yard all the time, especially for entertaining, but Marissa doesn’t feel like the camping chairs and odds and ends laying around (um, there seems to be a puppet??) make for a particularly inviting space.
Apr 5, 2016
Liven Up Your Lawn: 10 DIY Games to Make + Play OutsidePlants & Yard
Now that sunshine and warmth have arrived, it’s time to start hosting BBQs, parties, and outdoor hangouts. If you’re looking for some activities to jumpstart your gatherings, here are ten DIY ideas that will liven up any lawn. Top Row: 1. Yard Toss Game via A Subtle Revery: Bright colors make this yard toss set even more fun. 2. Giant Jenga via Momoluv on Instructables: If the blocks seem unwieldy, you could also use a rubber mallet to nudge them free. 3.
Jun 26, 2015
Indoor Camping Party: Decor, Menu, + MusicPlants & Yard
The weather’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and cabin fever is imminent. A weekend in the wild would cure what ails you… but the weather’s getting colder, your schedule is jam-packed, and none of the buses or trains go past any decent campsites. Time to invite your similarly-fevered friends over for an indoor camping party, s’mores and a (inevitable) sleepover! The Decor: Sleeping Like A Log Pillows, Think Geek, 16.
Nov 13, 2013