Our Best Ideas for Spring 2016


This spring, we’re definitely playing favorites. Take a look at some of our best ideas for welcoming the new season with a little cheer and a lot of color.


1. What’s Better Than a single Boot Tray? A Double Boot Tray!

If spring showers bring May flowers, then we could all use something like this in our entryway. Our Double Boot Trays with Frame is designed to hold a family’s worth of wet boots, dripping umbrellas and soggy hats. It also makes a great potting bench.


2. Super Glam Acrylic Drapery Hardware

File our Acrylic Drapery Hardware under “little things that make a big difference.” Changing out your hardware to such a clean and effortless design will update your look instantly. The brass accent adds warmth and refinement, lending a transitional look that works in style decor.


3. An Extra Large Round Tray

You can never have too many trays, and our Woven Ottoman Tray might be our best one yet. It’s graciously sized, so you can turn a big ottoman into a coffee table. Of course, it’s also great for serving a crowd. Drinks, anyone?


4. Our Clever Scatola Organizer

We had a great time imagining all the ways you can use our versatile Scatola Organizer. The pockets are designed to hold letter size files and magazines, but you could use it in any room. It looks great with rolled towels in the bath and holding tools and oils in the kitchen.


5. An Outdoor-Safe Pouf

Invited more people than you have lawn chairs? Pouf! Add instant seating (and extra color) with our super convenient Outdoor Poufs. The outdoor-safe fabric cover is removable and washable. Plus, the wide fabric handle makes it easy to tote around.


6. Table Linens Made From Outdoor Fabric

From casual dining under the stars to Easter lunch and Mother’s Day brunch, step up your tabletop decor with bold stripes or a burst of color. Our Sunbrella┬« Tablecloth, Table Runner and Placemats are outdoor safe and stain-resistant, so serve all the barbecue, berries and wine spritzers you want.


7. Mixing & Matching Our Cafe Collection

Our Cafe Tables and Folding Chairs transports us back to the sidewalk cafes of Paris every time. The best part about this collection is that it comes in four mix and match colors that make any occasion all the more festive.


8. An Outdoor Banquette for Tight Corners

Just like a breakfast nook indoors, banquette seating is the best way to make the most use of that extra corner space on a porch or patio. It’s also the perfect way to enjoy a cup of coffee or an intimate dinner.


9. A Round Sectional

We designed our Navio Sectional for serious lounging. If you love to relax outdoors year-round with friends and family, whether it’s by the fire, near the pool or stationed in front of the TV, this is the seating for you.


10. A Party Cabana

Pretty much everyone here at Ballard loves to entertain, and we’re constantly swapping tips and recipes. So it’s no surprise that the Positano Party Cabana came from a brainstorming session about backyard entertaining — we all wanted one! It’s perfect for a buffet, bar or lounging in the shade.

For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest Boards, or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery.

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


  1. Reply

    Pat Dittberner

    March 25, 2016

    One would think that when you direct a customer to this sight to find out a paint color featured in your new catalog, that you would have a menu item that says PAINT. But you want me to spend a lot of time looking for this. Sorry,
    Ta ta!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      March 28, 2016

      I’m so sorry you had trouble finding this! Our paint colors are always featured in the rotating images on our front page, and there’s also a link in our Decorating Menu and as well as just underneath the search bar. In the future, you can always find them at ballarddesigns.com/howtodecorate/paint! These are the colors for our Spring Catalog.
      Sorry for the confusion.