8 Ways to Protect Patio Furniture Against Sun Damage

Outdoor furniture is built to resist harsh weather conditions, including fading and degradation caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV rays are produced by the sun, and while no material is impervious to them, it’s possible to reduce their effects and prolong the life and looks of your furniture. Here are eight easy ways to protect your furniture from the sun. Jump to Section Buy UV-Resistant … Continue reading 8 Ways to Protect Patio Furniture Against Sun Damage

15 Holiday Items You Can Recycle (and 5 You Can’t)

The hustle and bustle of the holidays keeps us all busy, and by the end, we’re often left overloaded with unnecessary bits and baubles. The greeting cards and wreaths that were once festive are now just taking up space.  So, how do we dispose of these items responsibly? Not everything can be tossed in our curbside bins, so we’ve created a list of 20 common … Continue reading 15 Holiday Items You Can Recycle (and 5 You Can’t)

Small But Mighty: How to Style a Balcony with 7 Steps & Inspiring Ideas

Balconies are small enclosed exterior areas on the upper floor of a home or apartment building. Some are even quite famous (waving royalty and Juliet Capulet’s soliloquy come to mind). From a design and styling standpoint, most residential balconies don’t get as much air time as other alfresco areas like patios or porches. They’re typically small, narrow, or not as easily accessible. As such, these … Continue reading Small But Mighty: How to Style a Balcony with 7 Steps & Inspiring Ideas

How to Winterize Patio Furniture in 4 Easy Steps

If you take your entertaining indoors during the winter months, set a few hours aside toward the end of patio season to prep your furniture for a long winter’s nap. Properly winterizing patio furniture will keep it safe from harsh weather conditions and ensure a longer lifespan.  Follow our guide to learn how to winterize your patio furniture and get a better return on your … Continue reading How to Winterize Patio Furniture in 4 Easy Steps

Tips to Prep Your Patio for Hurricane Season

Nothing crashes a party—or rains on a parade—quite like a hurricane. Several regions across the United States are susceptible to this fierce natural phenomenon and the destruction potentially left in its wake. Notoriously unpredictable and at times catastrophic, proper precautions should always be taken to ensure your family’s safety and minimize damage to your home.  When you’re hunkered down inside during a hurricane, a well-prepped … Continue reading Tips to Prep Your Patio for Hurricane Season

4 Ways to Elevate Your White House Exterior

Hey, y’all–Eva here! It’s no secret that I’m POLYWOOD’s biggest fan. My family spends a lot of time outside, so we need outdoor furniture that’s functional, stylish, and comfortable. POLYWOOD ticks all of those boxes and more!  When we built our dream home in North Carolina, I had my mind set on one thing: I wanted the exterior to be white. So much so that … Continue reading 4 Ways to Elevate Your White House Exterior

11 Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas to Spice Up Your Home

Fall comes around every year, bringing cooler weather, garden harvests, and changing leaves. We celebrate the season by donning thick sweaters, baking sweet and spiced treats, and filling our homes inside and out with autumnal decor. We’ve gathered 11 fall decorating ideas for outside spaces that fit a variety of tastes. From porch to patio, here’s how to bring those gourd vibes home. Jump to … Continue reading 11 Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas to Spice Up Your Home

Types of Fabric Patterns for Outdoor Use

Whether it’s time to replace your dining chair cushions or you want a few new throw pillows to brighten up your patio sectional, you’ll need products tailored in materials rated for outdoor use. Before making any purchases, do some research to figure out what you need for your home.   Browse our guide to familiarize yourself with different types of fabric patterns and the outdoor materials … Continue reading Types of Fabric Patterns for Outdoor Use

Modern Adirondack Chair Style Ideas

Originating in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, the aptly named Adirondack chair has long been synonymous with summer vacations, family campgrounds, and waterfront living. The classic silhouette is instantly recognizable with its tall slatted back, sloped seat, wide armrests, and relaxed recline. But throughout the past several years, new iterations of the iconic Adirondack have been cropping up across the U.S. and beyond.  Perfect for bucolic … Continue reading Modern Adirondack Chair Style Ideas

Bar-Height & Counter-Height Furniture Comparison

Outdoor furniture that looks great, needs minimal maintenance, and withstands weather and daily use is a tall order, but our bar- and counter-height furniture does it all—and then some. Read on to learn more about the available offerings from all our collections and discover what sets each one apart. What is the Difference Between Bar Height and Counter Height? Bar height is the tallest option … Continue reading Bar-Height & Counter-Height Furniture Comparison

How to Recognize High-Quality Outdoor Furniture

You want to spend your money wisely on beautiful, comfortable, well-built furniture that lasts season after season. But how can you tell if the products you’re eyeing are good quality? Not to worry—we can help you. We’ve created a guide to help streamline your furniture search and make a sound investment. We also sought out Sallie Lord, Principal Designer of GreyHunt Interiors, to assist us … Continue reading How to Recognize High-Quality Outdoor Furniture

How to Throw a Bachelorette or Bachelor Party at Home

Whisking the bride or groom away to exotic locales for a huge pre-wedding bash sounds like a dream for some. For others, this may not be ideal due to busy work schedules, young kids, budgetary concerns, or other valid reasons. If you’ve taken on hosting duties, see if the guest of honor would like a bachelor or bachelorette party at home.  Staycation celebrations can save … Continue reading How to Throw a Bachelorette or Bachelor Party at Home

What Is UV Resistance & Why Is It a Must-Have Furniture Feature?

Is the color of your outdoor furniture looking dull or mottled? Are there awkward “tan lines” on cushions that have been left outside for too long? This is what happens when the sun gets its rays on things with low resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light.  UV resistance refers to a material’s ability to resist UV radiation. To better understand UV resistance, you must first know … Continue reading What Is UV Resistance & Why Is It a Must-Have Furniture Feature?

Outdoor Accent Tables Buying Guide

Accent tables are some of the most useful pieces to add to an outdoor space, bringing ample functionality, practicality, and style—all while taking up little room. These furnishings are sometimes treated as afterthoughts, with larger pieces like sofas, Adirondacks, and chaises getting the majority of attention. However, it doesn’t take long to realize how much you need one (or a few) until you reach for … Continue reading Outdoor Accent Tables Buying Guide

Comparing Outdoor Dining Set Styles

Order up! This comparison guide dishes out all the information needed to find the POLYWOOD dining set of your dreams. You can meet each collection, shop some of our favorite sets, and see our furniture out in the wild. What is the Difference Between Dining-, Bar-, and Counter-Height? Dining furniture typically comes in three height options: standard, counter, and bar. Standard dining tables are lowest … Continue reading Comparing Outdoor Dining Set Styles