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

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

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

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

8 Patio Setups Inspired by National Parks

This summer, we’re looking to Mother Nature for fresh ways to style outdoor spaces. And lucky for us, our country is home to some of her finest features. Enjoy these patio designs and palettes that pay homage to eight of our favorite national parks across the US, from sea to shining sea. We hope you leave it (this article) better (and more inspired) than you … Continue reading 8 Patio Setups Inspired by National Parks

Behind the Collaboration: A Moment With Martha Stewart

We asked, Martha answered. Get a glimpse into the story behind the Martha Stewart by POLYWOOD Collection, plus style and entertaining suggestions from America’s favorite lifestyle expert. POLYWOOD: How does the Martha Stewart by POLYWOOD partnership reflect your lifestyle brand? Martha: For over 30 years, it’s been our intention to inspire homeowners with unique, high-quality products that are beautifully designed and American-made. POLYWOOD outdoor furniture … Continue reading Behind the Collaboration: A Moment With Martha Stewart

Comparing Country Living by POLYWOOD Outdoor Furniture

Brought to you in partnership with Country Living, this special collection helps you discover joy in your outdoor spaces—and share it with loved ones. Every piece is thoughtfully designed and built with genuine POLYWOOD lumber, offering timeless beauty that lasts in both quality and style. If you’d like to bring this bucolic beauty to your home, continue reading to learn more about the collection’s styles … Continue reading Comparing Country Living by POLYWOOD Outdoor Furniture

Loveseat vs. Sofa: Outdoor Living Room Seating 101

Shopping for furniture and making your house a home—both indoors and out—should be a fun, creative process. However, this is easier said than done. From layout possibilities and furniture styles to color schemes and budget parameters, home design can start to feel like an endless game of this-or-that. And when it comes to big-ticket purchases and high-traffic areas, it’s good to make the right decisions … Continue reading Loveseat vs. Sofa: Outdoor Living Room Seating 101

Comparing POLYWOOD Porch Swing Styles

Searching for a porch swing for your home? Choosing one that fits your lifestyle can be difficult as so many products are available, and finding and then sifting through all their pertinent details takes time—time we know you’d rather spend with family on a new swing. Enter POLYWOOD’s porch swing comparison guide, a time-saving tool containing all the relevant information you need about our designs … Continue reading Comparing POLYWOOD Porch Swing Styles

Comparing Martha Stewart by POLYWOOD Outdoor Furniture

Brought to you in partnership with Martha Stewart, home design expert and entertaining icon, our Chinoiserie and Acadia collections boast aesthetics that are as beautiful as they are unique. Browse our guide to see each collection’s offerings and learn how to bring these elevated looks to life in your outdoor space. Chinoiserie Great for serving elegant style and enduring comfort daily. The Chinoiserie Collection is … Continue reading Comparing Martha Stewart by POLYWOOD Outdoor Furniture

The Complete Outdoor Glider Buying Guide

Gently swaying on a front porch, relaxing in a verdant garden, sitting poolside as you watch the kids play: There’s nothing quite like the serenity an outdoor glider affords. This seating style combines the comforts of a rocking chair with the peaceful back-and-forth motion of a porch swing, the perfect way to enjoy the company of a friend or a quiet cup of tea. Jump … Continue reading The Complete Outdoor Glider Buying Guide

The Complete Porch Swing Buying Guide

A cool glass of lemonade, the smell of fresh-cut grass, the sound of rustling leaves: Some things imbue an instant sense of nostalgia in those who love spending time outside. But swaying on a porch swing? That tops the list.  Front porches—and the iconic front porch swing—have a longstanding history in American culture and architecture. While other outdoor living spaces, such as private patios and … Continue reading The Complete Porch Swing Buying Guide

The Complete Outdoor Benches Buying Guide

No garden, patio, or front porch is complete without seating from which you can comfortably relax and enjoy the fresh air. Available in a variety of designs and lengths, benches offer room for two or more guests. They’re also a great option for solo relaxation, a place to go when you want to get lost in a good book or listen to the peaceful chorus … Continue reading The Complete Outdoor Benches Buying Guide

The Complete Guide to Designing a Patio

On the prowl for outdoor patio ideas? Perhaps you’ve just laid down a brand-new foundation, or your space has been sitting unused and you’re ready to make the most of it. Maybe your backyard already has good bones but needs a refresh. Whatever the case may be, designing a patio takes a lot of time and planning. It can be tough to know where to … Continue reading The Complete Guide to Designing a Patio