How-To

  1. How to Make Your Parked RV Feel Like Home

    How to Make Your Parked RV Feel Like Home

    Driving an RV is one of America’s favorite ways to travel. In fact, the United States is the largest market for the RV industry, with over 40 million people who use this method of travel every year. It’s not hard to see why a home on wheels has a strong appeal, either. With America’s vast and diverse landscape, there are thousands of miles and boundless terrain to discover. To see it all, you need a travel method that provides that “home away from home” feeling.

    RVs are one of the only modes of travel where you can bring most of your creature comforts. It’s also easy to maintain a familiar environment and get the most privacy compared to other methods. Also, the more home-like accessories that you bring along for the ride, the more comfortable your trip will be.

    Many people have found financial freedom in living in their RVs full time. A home on wheels is also a popular temporary living space for families in transition. Living in an RV involves parking the vehicle long-term and living exclusively in an RV park or campground. For this time, having durable, high-quality camping gear and furniture is vital for your daily comfort.

    Whether you decide to camp in an RV park or on private land, you can make your new home comfortable with these RV decorating ideas, including canopies, portable tables, foldable chairs, coolers, outdoor storage, and other useful camping accessories. This quick guide will show you how to make your parked RV feel like home no matter how long you decide to stay.

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  2. How Hollywood Stylist Molly Crist Throws the Perfect Dinner Party

    How Hollywood Stylist Molly Crist Throws the Perfect Dinner Party

    To throw the perfect dinner party, nothing says glamour more than being under the stars. That’s why I love Sojag Gazebos! The best of both worlds - shelter and nature in one (plus I love the mosquito netting for hot summer nights). Typically I love having a dinner party in the late afternoon when the sun is at its finest.

    For your tablescape, think about this…

    • Start the table off with a fresh, seasonal arrangement of flowers. Find a cool container to house the like a vintage vase. Potted plants are also key for a natural vibe. I love ferns, succulents (you can always bring an indoor plant outside for just a night).
    • They say eat the rainbow, but the rainbow is also pretty to look at! Bring a lot of color and vibrancy to your table with plates, placements, or chargers. Don’t be afraid to mix and match plates with different patterns.
    • I love using table runners for a pop of color. If you want a more neutral vibe - think texture like woven fabrics. Don’t have placemats or a runner? Find some flat palm leaves and use them under bowls and plates. Or grab some leaves for Fall nights.
    • Choose foods that have a lot of color and texture differences. And always something green!
    • Lighting is key! Everyone looks good and feels dreamy in candlelight. It also looks great with fresh florals. From lanterns to string lights, think about how lighting can set the mood. I’m all about flameless candles for safety and wax-free mess. And just think, your twinkle lights are holiday ready.
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  3. 5 Fun Ways to Use a Gazebo with Curtains

    5 Fun Ways to Use a Gazebo with Curtains

    When the sun is too hot or if rain threatens to cancel your plans, a shelter like a gazebo can keep the outdoors enjoyable. However, hot weather and storms aren’t the only threat to a good time outdoors. Summer weather also brings out the bugs and hot sun, which can seriously put a damper on an outdoor soirée.

    Beat insects and blistering temperatures at their own game by outfitting your structure with gazebo curtains. This expands your entertainment options by giving you the ability to block out any excess wind and sunlight on all sides. 

    Gazebo curtains also serve as an additional barrier against pesky mosquitoes, wasps, and other nuisance pests. This guide will explain how curtains can make outdoor time more enjoyable and give you some fun gazebo ideas for your next social event.

    Why Gazebo Curtains Matter

    Gazebo curtains add an extra layer of protection from outdoor elements. While most Sojag shelters come with tinted bug screens, these barriers are perforated to allow the open fresh air breezes. Bug screens grant you more exposure to outdoor elements — which is excellent when you’re in the mood for full sun and wind. However, sometimes you want more privacy or protection from events such as a mild rainstorm or a day that is particularly hot. 

    This is why Sojag makes summer curtains that you can add to your gazebo. They are useful accessories for a shelter that needs coverage beyond bug protection. They add more privacy and shade from the sun and can block wind-driven rain. 

    When you have both bug screens and curtains, you get the best of your yard while leaving out all the elements that make it difficult to sit outside long-term. You don’t need to slather on bug repellent or sunscreen every time you enter a gazebo with double curtains because you’re entering a protecte

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  4. Should You Choose an Outdoor Metal Gazebo or a Wood Gazebo for Your Backyard?

    Outdoor metal gazebo or wood gazebo

    Outdoor gazebos are a great addition to any backyard.  They're perfect for relaxing in the shade or hosting a game-day party. Gazebos can also be a stylish and functional detached garage for parking your car, storing a boat, or organizing your tools. But choosing the perfect gazebo for your backyard isn’t an easy decision. This guide helps you choose the right gazebo for your home.

    The Differences Between Outdoor Wooden Gazebos and Metal Gazebos

    Both metal and wood gazebos are popular choices for a detached garage, but how do you know which style is right for you? Here are some things to consider when choosing between an outdoor metal gazebo or wood gazebo.

    Style

    If you want a traditional look and feel, you may be considering a rustic wooden gazebo. They’re usually made of pressure-treated wood that’s painted or stained to match your backyard design.

    Outdoor metal gazebos are made of aluminum or galvanized steel. These sleek, contemporary gazebos are the perfect addition to a modern yard. You can create an elegant feature in your garden and enjoy a sophisticated detached garage.

    Durability

    Wood gazebos are durable structures that can last for many years. However, they’re very susceptible to weather changes. If they’re not well cared for, the wood can shift or crack when exposed to severe temperature swings. Wooden gazebos may also chip, warp, or even rot.

    Outdoor metal gazebos are extremely stable and durab

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  5. How to Choose the Right Aluminum Patio Gazebo

    How to Choose the Right Aluminum Gazebo
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  6. Canopies and Gazebos to Upgrade Your Backyard Space

    Covered Dining Area Under A SOJAG Gazebo

    More people are spending time at home now than at any time in recent history. With the recent trend toward working and schooling at home, it’s easy for your space to start feeling a bit crowded. If you’re looking for ways to expand your home’s usable space, adding an outdoor structure, like a backyard gazebo, is an excellent idea! This functional, practical upgrade will add style to your space while also improving your property value.

     

    There are many ways to use canopies and gazebos in your yard. Once you start using your imagination, the possibilities are virtually endless! The following guide will explore the most popular outdoor structures and offer some suggestions for how you can use them to upgrade your backyard space.


    Freestanding Gazebos


    When you’re looking for the ultimate in flexibility, freestanding gazebos are a great choice. They come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, making them appropriate for many different uses.


    While there are many options to choose from, high-quality aluminum gazebos are one of the most popular. Not only are they cost-effective, but if you choose one that’s made from top-of-the-line materials, you can have the confidence of knowing it will stand up to the elements and look beautiful for years to come.


    Creative Uses for Freestanding Gazebos

     

    Patio gazebos are a popular option for homeowners who want to create a covered dining area or a DIY kitchen. It’s the ideal place to relax and entertain family and friends while enjoying protection from wind, rain, and the sun’s harsh UV rays.

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