Unique DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Base. These DIY string light poles are extra sturdy and they look unlike any string light poles we’ve seen, with tree trunks taking the place of wooden or metal poles in the concrete bases.
BHG: Keep an outdoor structure uncovered to increase the sense of space. Instead of draping a pergola in climbing roses and vines or closing it in with walls, keep it open so the space feels bigger and yard views remain intact.
Relaxed garden seating Bring wicker furniture alive by using an eye-catching fabric to make a rectangular cushion cover with an easy ‘envelope’ opening. Wicker sofa Oka Large cushion and throw Ralph Lauren
Use Your House Look at the lines of your home -- it might give you the perfect spot to place a deck (and make mowing or other yard-maintenance chores easier to boot). This deck-and-pergola combination, for example, is a perfect solution for an odd space.