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Looking to breathe new life into your porch or patio? Watch our makeover slideshow, above, for ideas on how you can expand your outdoor living space, create a welcoming setting for summer entertaining and add curb appeal — without spending a fortune!
Start your makeover by mixing and matching colorful cushions to spruce up existing patio furniture. The fabrics you choose will begin to set the overall ambiance — for example, bold colors and patterns for drama, or soft pastels for a more romantic feel. Build on the look by adding functional accessories, such as extra seating and side tables. Then add the finishing touches with attic treasures and vintage-shop finds.
To help you get started, our photo team, Geoff Fosbrook and Lizzy Williams, traveled to four different patios and porches and made each one over in a distinctive style. View the slideshow and get inspired to transform your own patio or porch!
Make a grand entrance! This front porch went from stark to stunning with cushions in striking fabrics, creating an impressive entryway and a stylish place to entertain guests.
In colors as luscious as tropical fruits, bold cushions transform this poolside patio into an oasis. Add a few simple accessories and it's ready for the perfect weekend getaway, right in the backyard.
Vintage style meets modern comfort in this cozy retreat. Comfortable cushions in cooling colors are key to this simple porch's metamorphosis into an inviting retreat.
This outdoor deck is now ready for welcoming family and friends, with plenty of cushions in lively colors and patterns that create the perfect space for sharing good food, good music and good times.
Last updated: 10/24/15
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