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Sunbrella Outdoor Curtain Knowledge

Outdoor Curtain Materials: It's All About Sunbrella

Sunbrella Outdoor Curtains have long been a staple of our outdoor curtain collection, and for good reason.

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Build Your Own DIY Brick Fire Pit

Build a Sturdy Brick Fire Pit in a Weekend for Under $200

DIYers worldwide will appreciate this guide to an affordable permanent fire pit for your yard.

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White & Green Cabana

Stylebook Monday: Open Air Patio Design

Truly dedicated outdoor relaxers appreciate the textured look of a deck that hasn't seen much maintenance over the years.

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HGTV Campfire Collection

Discover the Essentials Adirondack Furniture Collection

Backed by lifetime warranties, learn more about our super sturdy furniture, designed and manufactured in Greenville, NC, USA.

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White & Green Cabana

Build a Terraced Raised Planter Bed Combo for Under $200

Watch us transform a dull backyard corner in vibrant fashion with our DIY outdoor planter. We used left over dirt from our fire pit DIY project to help fill these stylish, terraced beds.

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White & Green Cabana

The Uncertain History of the Hammock

During his 1492 voyage, Columbus found "wonderful arrangements of nets" in the homes of native peoples in modern-day Cuba.

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HGTV Campfire Collection

Top 5 Biggest Decorating Mistakes with Outdoor Pillows

Learn the faux pas of outdoor pillow decorating to create an outdoor space alive with beautiful color.

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White & Green Cabana

Beach BBQ, Adirondack Chairs, and Fire Pits!

When West Coast Event Productions needed Adirondack Chairs, they turned to Designed for Outdoors. Read more about how they created an amazing beach side barbecue from Event Planner Kayse Dahl.

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America's First Hammocks

Five of America's First Hammocks, 1860-1900

As you might expect, the hammock industry in the United States was pretty competitive as far back as 120 years ago, beginning in the 1870s.

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HGTV Campfire Collection

Building Custom Outdoor Curtain Poles

Our cut pole adapters allow you to shorten a single pole or connect two poles. You will have to cut the poles yourself using a hacksaw, but it's really not as hard as it sounds.

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White & Green Cabana

What's the Best Type of Hammock for You?

You'd think shopping for hammocks would be easy. But after going through dozens of sites and categories, you may be feeling further away from that relaxed state of mind you were seeking out in the first place.

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White & Green Cabana

Get the Look: Traditional Southern Patio!

Southern style begins and ends with traditional simplicity. A classic Adirondack Chair over a traditional outdoor rug is a great starting point towards a warm and welcoming patio.

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join the Family

Welcome to DFOhome.

For some, backyards and porches serve only as boundaries and buffer zones. Patios and decks go unused, or serve as neglected storage spaces. At Designed for Outdoors, we're here to change that. Welcome to your new DFOhome.

Push the boundaries of your personal refuge with an outdoor space you can't go a day without. Make it comfortable with Adirondack chairs and ultra-plush cushioned hammocks. Make it home with outdoor rugs and curtains you can enjoy all year long. Keep it lively even in cold weather with a toasty fire pit and reliable outdoor lighting.

Our mission is to give you the tools to put your personality on display throughout your favorite outdoor spaces. But we've got a couple ideas of our own, too. See our blog posts for DIY tips and design advice, and follow us on social media to stay abreast of our latest products and informative video guides.