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Patio Style Challenge

Find inspiring exteriors created by our talented group of Style Challenge bloggers. Plus, sneak peeks, inspiring images, and info on this popular series! Visit for more!

Such a great idea! Outdoor painted rug DIY (click through for tutorial) .

Hi Sugarplum DIY Otomi Table

  • Laura

    Otomis are indigenous peoples in Mexico, wanting to "otomi" things is like wanting to Navajo a chair or Cherokee a table. You tie-dye things, tie-dye can be used as a verb, cultures can not be.

Maker of Cool Things Ryan Lange paints a new picket fence for his backyard makeover. Check out the snack station he made, and the cool bean bag toss game made from PVC pipe... on The Home Depot Blog.

Urban Backyard Decorating Ideas: Bright, natural colors create visual appeal for outdoor entertaining. See more outdoor décor ideas by blogger Ashley Rose. || @Ashley Rose / Sugar & Cloth

This is one of the simplest DIY backyard games ever. Desginer Beth Barden of designPOST Interiors created this yard pong game from simple PVC pipe and spray paint. And you can see how much her little boy enoys it. Click through for the tutorial (and some excellent outdoor decorating ideas). || @Beth Barden || designPOST interiors

We love this DIY backyard Quidditch game designed by Summer Hogan of Simple Stylings. It's a simplified version of the Harry Potter game for your little wizards when they're home from Hogwarts. See it on The Home Depot Blog. || @Simple Stylings

“The porch is our preferred place to spend summer nights. We rearrange our small bistro furniture to create either a large dining area for entertaining, or an intimate table for date night.”

Doesn't this look cozy? We love this sitting area and fire pit-- part of Lindsay Jackman's backyard makeover. On The Home Depot Blog. || @Lindsay -The White Buffalo Styling Co.

What a fun new twist on cornhole! Blogger Liz Marie calls it Simon Says Cornhole. It would be great for family time in the backyard or a fun game to play while tailgating. See more on The Home Depot Blog. ||

Backyard Makeover: A sitting area, a fire pit, a dining area, and a buffet/bar area-- all make for a great place for relaxing or outdoor entertaining.

Outdoor Game DIY: A Wonderfully Whimsical Croquet Set

Patio Decorating Ideas: A Modern Chic Patio Refresh by Tobe Reed of Because It's Awesome-- on The Home Depot Blog

Front Porch Decorating Ideas from Grace Mitchell of A Storied Style. We love the simple "flower wall" she created with her children.

This DIY rolling cooler ottoman adds color and convenience to Mandy Pellegrin's "loud and laid-back" patio makeover. Click through to see how she created it.