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10 Beautiful Patios (on a Budget)

Image Source: Desire to Inspire | Pretty Little Things | Design Sponge | Babble
Image Source: Desire to Inspire | Pretty Little Things | Design Sponge | Babble

I have always had a love of the outdoors, so when I can’t pick up and leave to the middle of nowhere, the patio becomes my escape. For that reason, I have always made it a point to try and create a space that I love to spend time in. When doing any makeover money comes in as a major factor, but believe it or not there are many ways to give your patio a whole new look without blowing your budget.

Outdoor day bed

Image Source: Apartment Therapy
Image Source: Apartment Therapy

Fill an empty corner on your deck with a day bed. This couple did it themselves by using a mix of new and reclaimed wood and making their own slipcover to save cash. (via Apartment Therapy)

Mix and match

Image Source: The Style Files
Image Source: The Style Files

This stunning patio keeps costs reasonable with a mix of cheaper IKEA pieces and accessories from the far East. (via The Style Files)

Design on a dime

Image Source: Prudent Baby
Image Source: Pretty Prudent

There are plenty of ways to decorate without spending a fortune. Trust me, I did it for my patio makeover. By using American Express Membership Rewards points and a little elbow grease (read DIY), I was able to give my patio a complete makeover without wiping through my savings. (via Pretty Prudent)

The Finishing Touch

Image Source: Pretty Prudent
Image Source: Pretty Prudent

No need to drop cash on several little trinkets to outfit your patio; all you need to pull everything together is one bold finishing touch, like this God’s Eye. (via Pretty Prudent)

Hanging lanterns

Image Source: Apartment Therapy
Image Source: Apartment Therapy

Hanging lanterns create a peaceful ambiance and add hints of color. Plus, you can pinch pennies by making your own lanterns on the cheap. (via Apartment Therapy)

Potted plants

Image Source: Shelter Interior Design
Image Source: Shelter Interior Design

Potted plants are an affordable way to add color and life to the patio. Amazon sells them for as cheap as $5.99! (via Shelter Interior Design)

Painting creatively

Image Source: Design Sponge
Image Source: Design Sponge

Try something new with paint, like painting the ceiling and floor. A gallon of paint costs about $30 at Home Depot, and just a couple of fresh coats can make a huge statement in your patio. (via Design Sponge)

Add artwork

Image Source: Desire to Inspire
Image Source: Desire to Inspire

There’s nothing wrong with adding some artwork to your outdoor space, too. For art on the cheap, why not frame your kids’ latest masterpiece? (via Design to Inspire)

Fill with flowers

Image Source: Pretty Little Things
Image Source: Pretty Little Things

Use flowers as the main focus of your patio by clustering them around. They’re a much smaller investment than, say, a brand new outdoor couch. (via Pretty Little Things)

Glowing at night

Image Source: My Home Ideas
Image Source: Claire Curran

Use jar lanterns or a string of lights to create a soft glow on the patio at night. It’s easy to make your own lanterns (and save money in the process) with mason jars. (via My Home Ideas)

 

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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