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Cottagecore and You: How to Get Ahead on This New Movement

Every century there is a “back to nature” movement, from 18th century nobility creating fake villages to modern wi-fi-free family camping trips. The current iteration you may have heard of in the news is called “cottage style” or “cottagecore.” The name seems simple enough, but the actual lifestyle behind it is much more complicated. Let’s […]

Outdoor Bistro Tables to Transform Your Back Yard Into An Open Air Cafe

With the warmer weather here in the northern hemisphere, I’m seeing more and more outdoor dining open up for restaurants. Even places that didn’t have an outdoor section before are trying it out due to popular demand. Some are lovely, inviting spaces and others not so much. What gives? Chances are, the visual disconnect is […]

Light Up Your Social Life (But Not Your Grass) with a Fire Pit Table

You may have always dreamed of a home fireplace or campfire, but building one into your existing lawn can be a logistical nightmare. But just like there are artificial fireplaces for indoors, there are now also many artificial fire pits for outdoors. With easy setup, intuitive controls, multipurpose function, and safety certification, a fire pit […]

Smart Outdoor Furniture To Dress Up Your Small Deck or Patio

Summertime is meant to be spent outside, but not all of us have a large and lavish porch or deck to spend it on. Small outdoor spaces can be frustrating to decorate, too, because so much outdoor furniture is meant for big decks. But there IS hope for smaller spaces. A variety of outdoor furniture […]

Modular Outdoor Furniture for Your Home Entertaining Needs

Summer is almost here, and people everywhere are itching to spend more time outside – and more time with people. Back yard entertaining is already seeing a surge in popularity, and will only become more common as weather warms up and restrictions on gatherings start to ease. But what if your back yard isn’t equipped […]

Creating a Modern English Garden in Your Backyard

As the weather clears up and prepares us for a warm springtime and summer, people are clamoring to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Now is the time to tackle your garden renovations, and one popular style is a modern take on English gardens. With big, beautiful flowers and trees, benches, sculptures, and the […]

2020 Kitchen Trends: The Changing Shape of Kitchen Layouts

Home design trends come in all shapes and sizes, from a quick coat of paint to full-scale changes in architecture. If you’re facing down a really major kitchen remodel, though, it’s probably the latter that’s on your mind. Even if you aren’t building or rebuilding a home from the foundation up, if you have the […]

Cedar Canoes by Old Modern Handicrafts

You may think of Home Thangs as your reliable home and garden online shopping spot, but we have an adventurous side as well. Thanks to Old Modern Handicrafts, we have solo or duo canoes water-ready for your next trip, whether you are a beginner at canoeing or a seasoned paddler. If you’re keen on exploring […]

Tribute To Tradition or Modern Accent: The Many Faces Of Antique Replicas by PolArt and PolRey Furniture

When mass produced furniture first became common, it meant the death of intricate detail work. After all, you can’t get ornate hand-carved woodwork without any hand carving! But these days, mass produced doesn’t have to mean simple. In fact, it’s easier and more affordable than ever to get furniture with a really lavish finish, whether […]

Fire Pits To Warm Up Your Autumn Nights (And Seating To Match!)

With autumn starting to creep in and nighttime coming a little earlier every day, for many people it’s time to start saying goodbye to outdoor entertaining. But if you really love a good barbecue and an evening conversation out in fresh air, you aren’t totally out of luck when summer starts to wane. Fire pits, […]