DESIGN YOUR HOME
784 Outdoor Sofas Ideabooks
13 Versatile Furniture Pieces That Grow With You
Build a collection of high-quality pieces that will work from that first solo rental to a long-term home
"sleeper sofa. The money I wasted on cheap futons, beds and sofas that worked in one... classic sofa bed. My husband had one, (shelter arms, on casters, with white denim... seater sofa which just squeezed into a space in my kitchen meant for a dresser. Or... queen anne sofa with tufting and neutral material but i should have gone with the linen... custom made sofa that is now relegated to the glass-enclosed porch. It is the absolute..."
15 Ways to Design an Easy-Clean Home
Spend more time doing what you love with these pointers for minimizing cleaning needs throughout the entire house
"made for outdoor use, even inside the house. Think rugs, cushions/pillows, curtains... leather sofas that appear immaculate, until you lift a seat cushion to discover eight... beautiful sofa and/or chairs and cover them with slip covers. Do you take the slipcovers... upholstered sofa would NOT be. The seat and back cushion covers, the base of the slipcover... on the sofa, and presto! Like brand new! My 3 favorite cleaning supplies are my Swiffer..."
Ditch the Rules but Keep Some Tools
"leather sofa???? You can't! ; ) @ssgtkitty. I have a leather sofa (gorgeous café... But the sofa looks naked w/o them. Mostly I just move them aside. T'is a dilemma..... choice of a sofa against that wall of windows leaves me with many questions. Then we come... the way outdoor landscaping is treated- with an eye to future growth. And hey, I've... color sofa (green for example), and I ask what colors are in the room, well the rug..."
Houzz Tour: Sunlight and Family Friendliness for a California Cottage
"on the sofa whilst cooking is being done or ample protection for the sofa itself from... sitting a sofa directly behind the gas cooktop in the kitchen. Even a little splutter... with a sofa backing onto it? Can't see that being logical as far as safety of family... and the sofa placement and cooktop haven't been a problem. There are about 14 inches... between the sofa and the cooktop. It looks very close but when you sit down there is no..."
Design Dilemma: Difficult Corner Fireplace
"of the sofa. You can put a club chair at the end of the right side of the sofa, facing... black sofas may be more furniture than this room can handle. It's a relatively small... forget outdoor access. It will expand the "footprint" for furniture placement.... are the sofas? Are there other openings into the room, other than the ones shown? Too... fit 2 sofas, and certainly floating them in the middle is not feasible for the layout..."
If Cats Could Design
"made our outdoor double chaise his own. He would come up on our deck every day to be... under the sofa to see what all the fuss was about. He, too, has redecorated the house... protected outdoor sunny area with pond and fountain and "catio" love that terminology... painting and outdoor covered area today! Can't wait til cat moving day, they're gonna love... to go outdoors). >^..^ Cats destroy too much wildlife. "Cats destroy too much wildlife"..."
Budget Decorator: Let’s Go Thrifting
Dip into the treasure trove of secondhand pieces for decor that shows your resourcefulness as much as your personality
"most new sofas is 36 to 40 inches which would have made the sofa eat up most of the... turned sofa/bench in the picture above does not look very sturdy. For anyone looking... reinforced for outdoor use, but I would make sure that there were sealed if they are rusty... beside the sofa which I'm going to paint a glossy silvery aqua. My house is filled with... 1960s sofa ($80) reupholstered in gray flannel looking fabric. I had hunted for..."
Decorate With Intention: Love Your Kids and Keep Your Style
Don't resign your home to kiddie characters and endless vinyl. New options let you design for high style and real life
"those outdoor fabrics indoors? I use them with my clients all the time : they really... Like outdoor fabrics, faux leathers have come a long way and many have a wonderfully... Yes! Outdoor fabrics are key. There are so many great designs available now- for... using outdoor fabrics indoor. I also agree with Stacey, if your style happens to... stylish outdoor fabric to use indoors, where do we buy them from? Thanks for the ideas..."
Houzz Tour: Rolling With Simplicity in a Tiny House on Wheels
Just 240 square feet, this California home encourages efficient living — but there’s still room for yoga
"squishy sofa or chair to hang out on during the day. So far I havent seen that incorporated... looking sofa to something a bit more plush. But that's me. I designed the floor plan... much time outdoors, though, which is the best thing about living that way. However, when... bringing the outdoors 'in' and reducing claustrophobia - very appealing. But just like... of time outdoors (in our beautiful pine forest). Our land did have a septic system..."
The Beautiful Thing About Dad's Chair
"indoor and outdoor hangouts, people-eating sofas (the ones that are so comfy that you... on the sofa, " You miss your chair, don't you?" LOL Yes! Oh, my 3 cats share with... on the sofa and our matching club chairs in the living room. Thanks for the insightful... corner sofa set with blond wood tables (hey, it was the 50's!). When the chair started... chairs and sofas. I was very apprehensive about buying a lift chair as I had visions of..."
Fashion Week Trends Your Home Will Wear Well
"orange sofa in the photo above is enough to give me nightmares. Black and blue? Yes... ornage sofa pictured above (and the idea of tangerine anything) still invokes that... Naugahyde sofa that would be all the rage these days....go to Target and they're featuring... orange sofa in the above article. That is to my preference anyway... the designer... curved sofa, wonderful application! Of course -- but I just couldn't resist. ;) I'll..."
9 Decorating Trends to Love Forever
"Victorian sofa. How sharp! Two thumbs up, Samantha! Great ideabook and so humorously... sitting on a sofa, without being limited to buying the stuffed pillow-type couches that... low-backed sofas, and I am only 5'2"! Whenever I see them in photographs (Houzz or magazines)... buy a sofa with "deep" seats, or else my feet don't touch the floor. But, tall visitors... buying a sofa is serious business. I just love all of this. Bookshelves with real books..."
Houzz Tour: A Family of 4 Unwinds in 540 Square Feet
An extraordinarily scaled-down home and garden for a couple and their 2 kids fosters sustainability and togetherness
"built in sofas are genius! I love the way they are strategically placed with the window... and the outdoors. It's cute, but could you not have put SOME color in the kids' room... decent outdoor space that I would love to obtain and reinvent. This is exactly the... The sofas have full storage under them. There is an enormous bank of storage closets... under the sofas that i also love for storege.I have put your beautiful home in my ideas..."
My Houzz: Refined Comfort on a Florida Island
"the high sofa.? My mom would love it Beautiful home, a little overkill on the symmetry... spilled outdoors. For instance, the coastal theme knits quite well with the son’s bedroom... in the outdoor spaces, landscaping, backyard etc. A surfboard shower by the back yard... themed outdoor wicker furniture could have been added. But then, these are personal... Pillows on sofa More butiful So many things to ooh and aah over in this home, but the..."
Simple Pleasures: Cozy Up Your Reading Spot
Losing yourself in a good book is even better with these ideas for reading comfortably all around the house
"indoors and outdoors, for even my imaginary garden has places to sit and read and dream... year old sofa. The little stool is a good resting spot for whatever I'm drinking. The... wicker sofas and chairs, to replace the current chairs. In discussing cookbook reading... on the sofa in my den reading. Him, on the other hand, buys 3-5 books a week, makes... lying on a sofa. . Oh, we do have a spot we fight about - the yellow chaise-lounge in..."