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10 Porch and Patio Makeover Tips + DIY Ideas

It’s the season for sipping lemonade on front porches and back patios, a leisure I love like no other. This time of year I try to be outside just as often as I can, even if it’s just for my cup of morning coffee or long winded evening chats. Recently we had a large back patio installed, so I’ve been on the hunt for easy, inexpensive ways to spruce up our new outdoor space. In the spirit of outdoor living, I’ve rounded up 10 affordable patio makeover tips and DIY ideas that will have you sipping lemonade in style all summer long!

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    10 Porch and Patio Makeover Tips + DIY Ideas from Babble.com

    Ready to give your outdoor space a new look? Click through for 10 easy and affordable patio makeover ideas!

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    DIY Painted Patio Tiles

    I love how an ordinary back patio lined with concrete pavers gets an unexpectedly fun makeover when random blocks are painted in bold colors. It's as easy as a coat of paint!
    Get the how-to at A Beautiful Mess

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    DIY Painted Patio Chair Cushions

    Have old patio furniture and no budget to buy new? Give your old set a little kick with fun painted cushions for an added pop of color!
    Get the how-to at Prudent Baby

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    DIY Porch Pillows

    Treat your porch like the outdoor living room it is by adding some cozy pillows. This is a simple DIY project, and I love the pattern and tassels!
    Get the how-to at A Beautiful Mess

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    Adding Color to a Porch

    Soften up the hard wood, brick and concrete that are typical of outdoor spaces by layering on the weather-safe textiles. Pillows, rugs, curtains — they're all fair game! I love this mix of colors and patterns.
    See more ideas at Yellow Brick Home

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    Beautiful Florida Porch

    Your patio and porch furniture should be comfy enough to hang out for hours if you choose. Select seating that encourages doing just that! I love the big wicker chairs on this screen porch.
    See more ideas at Life As An Artistpreneur | Photo by Becka Robinson

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    DIY Painted Porch Rug

    Have a front porch with wooden floor boards? Spruce it up with a painted rug! I love this fresh green "rug" with scattered white petals.
    Get the how-to at Making It Lovely

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    DIY Pallet Daybed

    I am in l.o.v.e. with daybeds and porch beds in general — there's no better way to lounge around with your favorite book! This amazing daybed was made inexpensively with old wood pallets and casters.
    Get the how-to at Prudent Baby

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    DIY Fruit Welcome Mat

    I've been eying these amazing fruit door mats for a while now and think I might take the plunge and make one! I think they'd look so cheerful leading from our patio into the house. Make your own with paint and a pre-made door mat!
    Get the how-to at The House That Lars Built

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    Porch Plant Stand

    Don't forget to meld your outdoor living space with your garden! Infuse the space with pretty planters and loads of green. It can be as simple as terra cotta planters with a few flower plants on a cute plant stand.
    See more ideas at A Beautiful Mess

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    DIY Gold Leaf Planters

    Speaking of simple terra cotta planters, why not jazz yours up with a bit of gold leaf for a really gorgeous look? It's a simple project that packs a lot of punch.
    Get the how-to and more porch styling tips from Michaela Noelle Designs

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

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