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Create the Ultimate Family-Friendly Outdoor Space

Create outdoor rooms that your whole family will love living in with our tips for incorporating color, durable materials, lighting and more. 

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An Outdoor Room You'll Love Living In

Vibrant colors, fun patterns, playful additions and durable materials are all keys to creating a pet- and kid-friendly outdoor space that's also stylish enough for an adults-only soiree.  

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Make It Nap-Worthy

Adding a hammock is a foolproof way to easily turn a shady backyard spot into a cozy lounge for afternoon naps. Choose a hammock that coordinates with the other colors in the space and be sure to install it with the bottom slope of the hammock sitting no higher than 12 to 14 inches above the ground. This low height will ensure that kids can take a seat without safety concerns.

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Choose Pieces That Do Double Duty

Bring multipurpose use to your outdoor space by adding versatile, comfortable seating options like poufs, ottomans and occasional tables. Upholstered poufs like these can be grouped together for impromptu seating that's ideal for pint-sized guests or for use as extra serving space.

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Get Kids Crafting

Get the entire family in on the decorating with easy DIY projects. These colorful shibori napkins were made from basic white cotton napkins that were bound with a rubber band, then dunked into a pot of dye for a sophisticated tie-dye effect. Craft your own with our step-by-step instructions

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