Transform a Backyard Patio into Your Summer Dining Room

Transform a Backyard Patio into Your Summer Dining Room

In the summertime, there’s nothing better than enjoying an al fresco meal with friends and family. Restaurant patios are buzzing right now with activity as hungry diners soak up the sunshine and fresh air of the season. But if you love to cook or are trying to feed a family on a budget, there’s no need to go out to eat for every meal when you feel like being outdoors.

In this article, we’ll suggest a few ways that you can transform your backyard patio into a summer dining room that’s intimate, festive, and convenient. We’ll also touch on some stylish ideas to protect you and your guests from the environmental elements of summer, such as sun, wind, and insects.

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Dual-Purpose Dining Rooms: How to Decorate for Regular Use and Special Occasions

Dual-Purpose Dining Rooms: How to Decorate for Regular Use and Special Occasions

In many modern households, the dining room is “off limits” for daily use and saved for rare, special occasions. Families often eat meals in the kitchen or living room in order to save this precious space for impressing guests. But this is really a shame because your dining room has tremendous potential for versatility and to become a multi-functional space that knows no limits.

Here are some decorating ideas to make this room feel like a frequented space while still keeping it formal and beautiful for others to enjoy. With a little help from dining room furniture stores in CT, a multi-purpose dining room is well within your reach.

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How to Choose the Right Mix of Practical & Stylish Furniture

How to Choose the Right Mix of Practical & Stylish Furniture

There’s always a fine line between buying furniture for purely practical purposes and picking out pieces simply because they’re aesthetically pleasing.

Here we look at how to find a balance between purchasing furniture you really need in your home and bringing in pieces that sacrifice some utility for their creative styles. And if you’re looking for help from modern furniture stores in New Haven CT, Furniture Barn has one of the most diverse collections of functional and fashionable designs in town. Read more

How to Plan a Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch

How to Plan a Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch

Although mothers deserve love and appreciation every day of the year, May 8 is an occasion for a full-fledged celebration!

Perhaps you’re already planning to treat your mom to a spa day, wine tasting, or surprise trip for Mother’s Day. But one of the easiest and most genuine ways to celebrate Mom is to plan a delicious brunch that she’ll never forget. Mom will feel truly special with a few of her favorite foods, beautiful table decorations from Furniture Barn, and personalized touches to create a memorable holiday. Read more