Reel in an unruly garden hose in this Patina Copper Hose Pot from Frontgate.com. The hand-applied patina finish gives this copper pot an aged look. Its weather worn appearance blends with any outdoor decor.
Jordan Grantham of The Happy Homebodies and her husband transformed two ordinary flower pots into a bubbling fountain for their patio. Make your own flower pot fountain with any two pots — one larger than the other — a water pump and landscaping rocks. Note that this fountain must be placed near an outdoor electrical outlet in order to run.
This DIY flower pot fountain is beautiful and budget-friendly. With a $20 fountain pump kit, Jordan Grantham of The Happy Homebodies used two terra cotta pots and river rock to create a Tuscan-inspired design for a deck. Note that this fountain must be placed near an outdoor electrical outlet in order to run.
Restrained plantings take their cue from the stunning natural setting. Sweeps of native grasses and succulents dot the garden; olive trees provide structure and shade. Dramatic succulents in pots contrast with the simple background, providing sculptural interest.
Whether or not your home is on the water, your ceiling fan selection can bring in a nautical design without going overboard. The Hampton Bay Seaport Natural Iron Ceiling Fan, sold by The Home Depot, has a bulkhead light kit with frosted glass, a natural iron finish and weather-resistant iron blades.
The modern home features clean lines and meticulous landscaping, and a large hangar with a small plane. The in-between outdoor courtyard includes a double sided fireplace, reflecting pool and outdoor kitchen.
A vintage-style option for a covered porch is by Home Decorators Collection. The Bentley II Tarnished Bronze Outdoor Oscillating Ceiling Fan from The Home Depot features a caged design and sways back and forth.
When appropriate and for parties, Rollins likes to use tablecloths on plain outdoor-ready tables "because it feels more inviting." Using classic, simple terra-cotta pots throughout her garden allows her to keep a coordinated look and the pots can easily be used indoors as well.
When putting houseplants outdoors for summer, try combining ones with similar growing needs into larger pots to create a garden display. These container gardens feature a pot of gold-leafed bromeliads, a duet of bromeliads and silver palm, and Xanadu philodendron skirted with silver satin pothos.
If you want to add live greenery to your front porch entry but worry about proper care and upkeep, stick with arborvitae in ceramic pots. As long as the front porch receives direct sunlight for a good portion of the day, the trees will thrive for a month or so leading up to the end of the holiday season. After that, it's best to plant them outside in full sunlight.