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Outdoor Living

Want to hang string lights? Trying to create the perfect container garden? Check out our step-by-step How To guides for outdoor living.

  • Garden Pots

    How to Start a Garden

    Gardening can seem like a daunting hobby. It’s a long term commitment, you don’t see results right away, and it requires daily attention. But…

    How to Mix and Match Outdoor Furniture

    If you’re looking to revamp your outdoor space this season, start by mixing and matching outdoor furniture. Designers like Suzanne Kasler, Bunny Williams and…

    How to Refresh Your Front Door

    The front door is one of the easiest places to refresh because it doesn’t take much to completely transform the way your home exterior…

  • How to Install the High Gate Rubber Tree Ring from Ballard Designs

    How to Install the Highgate Tree Guard

    If you’ve been to Paris, you’ve probably noticed the protective cast iron grates that encircle the trees on sidewalks. We’ve always admired the pretty…

  • Hanging string lights in your backyard

    How to Hang String Lights

    This post was updated in June 2022.

    The inviting glow of our vintage string lights can make any outdoor gathering all the more magical. And when…

  • How to measure for replacement cushions

    Measuring Outdoor Cushions

    If you’re interested in ordering replacement cushions, it’s important to get an accurate measurement before you order to ensure you receive the proper cushions…

  • Learn how to care for Sunbrella Fabrics from Ballard Designs

    How to Care for Sunbrella Fabrics

    The Style Studio Team has received quite a few inquiries on the care of Sunbrella fabric. Our customers are now using Sunbrella fabric for indoor decorating. They are having their sofas, chairs and pillows covered in the durable and lasting fabric. We thought it was a good time to post Sunbrella’s Care Guide to help our Ballard customers keep their furniture looking fresh and new.