Repurpose an old weathered board or piece of molding as a rustic backdrop to a live holiday swag or garland. Just tack evergreen and holly branches to the board then wire on a few glittered pinecones and a ribbon in the center.
Looking for a quick and easy holiday table centerpiece? Follow designer Carole Weeks' lead and use an existing sculptural object, even something from the garden like this swan, and surround it with evergreens, bows and holly sprigs.
This striking striped table was actually snagged on Craigslist for a condo balcony by Wake + Loom Design, which is located in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan often hunt at second-hand stores and on Craigslist to find one-of-a-kind pieces for less. To make folding wood and metal chair more cozy, the designers added a Mexican throw and patterned pillow.
Floor poufs are a low-price way to add seating without investing in larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or chaise, say Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom Design. While you can find outdoor poufs for less than $50, you also can make your own fabric pouf ottoman in a pattern and palette that you prefer. Also, a garden stool is a versatile item that can serve as extra seating or a side table.