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Start with one piece somewhere in the middle, like the paper-airplane print here. Then, aiming for balance, build up, down, and out. Haphazard spacing—two inches separating some pieces, four or five between others—lends an organic, easygoing look. Ignore the old-school “eye level’ hanging rule and let the artwork explode downward. It makes for a fresh and dynamic display.

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Swapping out hardware is an inexpensive way to update an older piece of furniture. Take your plain, old dresser and install these ceramic floral knobs made in India. Whether you mix and match different hardware or keep a uniform look, your piece will look brand new.

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Creating zones in a studio apartment will help maximize your space (and sanity). Using room dividers or rugs to delineate spaces means you won’t have to eat on your bed anymore.

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Using too small or too large furniture can wreak havoc on a room, ultimately making it appear smaller than it actually is. On the same note, avoid crowding the space with too much furniture.

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These elegant poufs, benches, and chairs—in a range of prices—are sure to (ahem) sit well with you.

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Whether it’s short- or long-term, you’ll want it to become your home away from home this summer. Design experts share easy ways to make any space feel comfortable and cozy for the whole family.

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Art Et Manufacture: During a break in her schooling a few years ago, Edith Bourgault turned to pottery as a hobby—and ended up launching this ceramics shop.

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Long Made Co: When a husband-and-wife entrepreneurs James and Carissa Long set out to find the “perfect” bedside lamp, a lighting shop was born.

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Celine and Kate: Following a career in the NYC fashion industry, Arizona-based maker Cindy began selling home décor pieces via this shop named after her young daughters.

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Other Times Vintage: When two midcentury furniture aficionados, Jason and Briar, partnered up, they built a business of finding, restoring, and placing iconic pieces back within appreciative homes.

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Even a corner can explode with seasonal appeal. Set up a red bistro table, surround it with green plastic chairs, and hang a graphic piece of art on the wall.

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Arrange your spread on an ocean-vista picnic table and play up the nautical theme (fish motif on linens, blue hydrangeas) with the tabletop decor. Why do benches work so well outside? No backs, which will help keep the captivating view unobstructed for everyone.

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Dreaming of a lounging area for reading, writing, or hanging with guests? Decorate around the key piece: the sofa. A traditional rattan couch gets an instant transformation by tossing on colorful plush pillows and hanging an assortment of festive glass lanterns

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Take the tour of this beautiful home, and grab some tips for your own place.

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When it comes to outdoor dining, anything goes. But to capture an easygoing escape-to-the-weekend-home feeling, make an attempt to separate yourself from your daily routine. Start by setting the table and chairs on the lawn and away from your home, which will create a dining experience that is unique and unexpected.

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Make over a porch with a few items (day bed, potted plants, Chinese lanterns) that will make the space comfortable and stylish. Thinking creatively can also help you stick to a budget. There's no reason why a trunk from inside can't step in as your outdoor coffee table. Besides, it's only for a season.

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Achieve a sense of privacy in an urban space by enclosing it with a tall wooden fence. Prioritize how you plan to use this area before making any decorating decisions. For example, if it's for dining and entertaining, make sure the grill and table are your first key pieces.

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Got space? Reimagine a room—one without walls, that is. Create an intimate gathering space that's prepped for entertaining by surrounding the table with a wicker sofa, freestanding umbrella, and fire pit.

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Want to add a touch of fun to your outdoor space? Cue the colorful accents. A terrace gets a bold pick-me-up from cushions in vibrant colors (tangerine, fuchsia) and modern prints like ikat, stripes, and eye-popping florals.

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Give your outdoor space a fresh face by sticking to a monochromatic palette. You can pull off a polished look without overdoing it. Choose the essential pieces (wirework round table, umbrella, stools) in a contemporary gray and white color scheme.

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See this dining room after its makeover!

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You can’t go wrong with an oversize, clean-lined mirror to break up the blank space—it bounces light around and makes a room more welcoming.

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A good buying guideline: choose a coffee table that’s about two-thirds the width of your couch.

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Just like a buffet looks more appealing when you serve food in different-sized dishes, varying the heights of objects in a space keeps it from feeling staid and one-note.

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Creating a grouping by adding a leafy plant (or two) gives any space a fresher, more sophisticated look. A low-maintenance plant that thrives in natural light, like a schefflera, is a smart pick.

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