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Everything You Need to Know About Acacia Wood Outdoor Furniture

Everything You Need to Know About Acacia Wood Outdoor Furniture

Acacia wood is a beautiful hardwood perfect for outdoor furniture. This guide will cover the basics of acacia wood, how to care for it, and some of our favorite products made with it.

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By Jordan Henrie
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November 22, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Fire Pits [Expert Insights & Safety Tips]

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Fire Pits [Expert Insights & Safety Tips]

Deciding on the best rocks for inside your fire pit and what to put in the bottom of your fire pit are only the beginning when it comes to creating a beautiful outdoor space. Learn about how a backyard fire pit can add value to your home today.

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By Jordan Henrie
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November 8, 2022
Great Room Vs. Living Room [Size, Use & Furniture]

Great Room Vs. Living Room [Size, Use & Furniture]

Whether you're thinking about adding a great room to your house or searching for design ideas for a living room, here's a quick guide to get you started.

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By Jordan Henrie
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November 1, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Sunbrella® Umbrellas: Keeping You Cool and Stylish in the Summer

The Ultimate Guide to Sunbrella® Umbrellas: Keeping You Cool and Stylish in the Summer

Ah, summertime. Backyard barbecues and ice-cold lemonade on those gorgeous sunny days. But what do you do when the sun is intense and hot? Get a quality umbrella to cast shade and protect your skin. For a long-lasting quality covering, make your patio umbrella a Sunbrella®.

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By RST Brands
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June 27, 2022
Are Fire Pit Tables Worth It? [What To Know]

Are Fire Pit Tables Worth It? [What To Know]

Fires are inviting. People love to gather around the flames of a bonfire. Whether it’s in the middle of a field or a fire pit in your backyard, there is camaraderie in the warmth and enchantment of fire.

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By RST Brands
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June 27, 2022
How to Host the Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party in Your Backyard

How to Host the Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party in Your Backyard

By RST Brands
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May 30, 2022
The Best Outdoor Entertaining Furniture

The Best Outdoor Entertaining Furniture

Entertaining outside is a fun, relaxing, and gratifying way to enjoy the company of loved ones. This is especially true during warmer weather. The best outdoor entertaining furniture makes your parties both welcoming and comfortable.

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By RST Brands
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May 30, 2022
7 Backyard Pool Furniture Ideas for Your Dream Oasis

7 Backyard Pool Furniture Ideas for Your Dream Oasis

There are too many choices to make when creating your backyard paradise. Crafting your personal heaven should be fun, not a purgatory of indecision!

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By RST Brands
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April 30, 2022
10 Cozy Patio Ideas for Summer

10 Cozy Patio Ideas for Summer

Summer brings warm nights where people gather with loved ones to enjoy the end of a beautiful day. Cozy patio ideas make that outdoor space inviting for such gatherings.

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By RST Brands
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April 30, 2022
How Patio Umbrellas Can Help Keep Your Patio Cool

How Patio Umbrellas Can Help Keep Your Patio Cool

Enjoying your patio can seem like a mini-vacation, perfect for an elegant bistro setting for fine dining or a frolicking backyard barbecue. But when the summer sun is bringing its full strength, the heat of summer can turn a pleasant day into a melting mess.

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By RST Brands
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April 5, 2022
5 Ways to Light Your Deck This Summer (Plus Some Other Great Information)

5 Ways to Light Your Deck This Summer (Plus Some Other Great Information)

You want your guests to be safe and secure during outdoor entertaining. You want your deck’s rails, posts, and stairs well-lit. You can do this with installed, hard-wired lighting or add your own. Outdoor lighting ideas for your backyard are limitless!

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By RST Brands
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April 5, 2022
Outdoor Graduation Party Styling Ideas

Outdoor Graduation Party Styling Ideas

Spring has sprung, the graduation gown has been donned, the cap has been thrown, and you want to commemorate it all with a spectacular celebration. Consider the great outdoors.

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By RST Brands
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March 1, 2022
Outdoor Furniture Trends 2021 vs What to Expect in 2022

Outdoor Furniture Trends 2021 vs What to Expect in 2022

The furniture in your outdoor spaces is just as important as any interior furniture. Here’s your chance to learn what’s trending in outdoor furniture in 2022 and how to get the most from your outdoor space.

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By RST Brands
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March 1, 2022
Best Mid-Century Modern Accessories to Shop For

Best Mid-Century Modern Accessories to Shop For

The broad timeline for mid-century design is from 1933 to 1965, but many consider the height of the movement to be from 1947 to 1957. Mid-century modern design is a celebration of this time of rebirth in the US.

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By RST Brands
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February 28, 2022
Perennial Plant Preservation: How to Keep Outdoor Plants Alive in Winter

Perennial Plant Preservation: How to Keep Outdoor Plants Alive in Winter

If you live in a northern USDA plant hardiness zone, you work diligently during the warm weather months to have your yards, gardens, and overall landscaping look vibrant and lush. You certainly don’t want to lose all that progress to the harsh winter temperatures.

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By RST Brands
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February 28, 2022
7 Low-Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas to Set You Free

7 Low-Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas to Set You Free

As it turns out, some of those momentous symbols of adulthood also require a lot of work. That job with the nice salary? Well, yeah, that requires work. And that beautiful new home? More work. And that spacious backyard you’ve dreamed of for years?

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By RST Brands
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February 28, 2022
How to Decorate an Open Floor Plan

How to Decorate an Open Floor Plan

Not everyone wants four walls to separate each room in their home. Many now prefer a much more open concept for their living space. For them, the blending of kitchen, dining, and living room provides an open invitation for communication.

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By RST Brands
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February 21, 2022
Your Ultimate Guide to Backyard Outdoor Weddings

Your Ultimate Guide to Backyard Outdoor Weddings

Are you thinking about throwing a backyard outdoor wedding? We’re all for that! The design team at RST Brands put together this handy and comprehensive guide to ensure you’ve got support every step of the way. Because let’s be honest, planning and hosting a wedding can get pretty stressful!

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By RST Brands
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December 31, 2021
How to Cover Outdoor Furniture for Winter: What You Need to Know

How to Cover Outdoor Furniture for Winter: What You Need to Know

Winter’s a-comin’. And before you reach for that peppermint latte or queue up The Holiday, don’t forget: You have housekeeping to do. As the owner of that nice new outdoor furniture set, you’re going to need to get it ready for winter.

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By RST Brands
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December 31, 2021
What To Do With Patio Furniture In The Winter / Patio Furniture That Can Be Left Outside In The Winter

What To Do With Patio Furniture In The Winter / Patio Furniture That Can Be Left Outside In The Winter

Sometimes being a bona fide adult ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, right?

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By RST Brands
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December 31, 2021