Make your patio decor pop without breaking the bank
(5 min read) That lovely outdoorsy weather is here again and it is time to switch up your patio and garden game but you are trying to stay within a tight budget? No problem. We’ve got some amazing ideas that will make your outdoor sanctuary amazing without ruining your savings.
There are some simple pointers that will make your patio memorable and stylish, regardless of its overall layout and look. Whether you are going for a minimalistic, off-white look, with furry cushions and glass décor, or you are taking a more rustic route with washed wood and terracotta, some rules of decorating are applicable to both and they will do miracles for both your patio and your wallet.
Choose your key-piece wisely
When it comes to your patio, the key piece is the largest piece of furniture. Go for quality and comfort. Cushioned and fluffy-looking pieces are the way to go this summer unless you are going for a dining set aesthetic. In that case, just make sure all of your chairs and tables share the same color. For example, if your chair covers are orange, make sure your table cloth is also orange, and so on. Key pieces are there to make sure your patio has a cohesive look.
Framing is important
Think about the vibes you are trying to accomplish carefully before you start buying your décor. We’ve already mentioned color in the previous passage, so you can opt for a color scheme and work within it. The trick here is not to overdo it. The color scheme should be centered and then less obvious as you move toward the outlines of your patio. You can also use a particular style theme as a frame. So if you choose for example boho, always ask yourself if something would fit that narrative when shopping.
Update so it lasts
No matter how much money you spend on your patio furniture, it will always look pretty outdated within a year or two and there is no way for you to go around that. Trends change, as well as people’s perception of beauty and style. However, one thing remains seemingly timeless and popularity contests can’t touch it — mosaic art. If you opt to do your patio floor in mosaic, you will always have a focal point to work around. You will notice that I said always, because mosaic art is virtually indestructible, not to mention that it requires no maintenance whatsoever.
Lights and plants
One of the cheapest ways to upgrade your patio is lighting. Whether you opt for paper lanterns, string lights, or solar lamps, you will surely stay within your budget and the change will be astounding. As for plants, you can treat your old ones with some new pots or do some mosaic art DIY on your old dingy ones, or you can buy new plants and new pots. Either way, it wouldn’t be a big investment and the effect would be amazing.
Less is more
Yes, this good old saying applies here too. Don’t overdo it. It’s a patio, it already has an open sky, grass, and fresh air, which is most of the décor it basically needs. It should be a peaceful oasis where you can rest and take a break, it shouldn’t be smothered with details. This last piece of advice is also great to keep in mind if you are trying to stick to your budget. *wink wink
So there you go! Once you’re done updating your good ole patio, you won’t even want to leave for vacation. You’ll be too busy falling in love with your new outdoor nook.
I like the one with a hammock very cleverly set-up and I like it because it uses few plants and decors.
Our outdoor space is something we have not done much with as we still have stuff to do indoors before we focus on that. But some beautiful garden spaces in these images x
These patio decorations are so cool. I liked all. Thanks for sharing.
What amazingly inspirational ideas! Now I want to find some broken plates to create a stunning mosaic floor on my patio.
When the patio space is nice, you want to spend more time there. I enjoy my patio time.
A lot of spare things always help. I love your ideas though.
This is a fabulous idea! Thank you for the tips. I agree with you that finding the perfect key piece is very important. Comfort over aesthetics first. I also agree with you that mosaic art can make it timeless.
Ooh, I love that Eclectic and charming look – must be my romantic side
Also because let’s admit it very often to get the best results you fear having to spend a lot in time and money! Great ideas!
Such lovely ideas. I love all of it.
I love these patio decor ideas and I love how they won’t break the bank! Can’t wait to try some of these!
I like how naturish these are. Just the perfect time to do so! More plants the better! It compliments the mosic theme
WOW! These are some beautiful ideas. Pinned.
These designs are inspirations for me to make my patio look great. Maybe I could incorporate the design of one to another – my own version.
I am loving the varied patio options. I’m looking forward to moving so we can consider these sorts of options. They do look great!
I love patio furniture! Particularly a wooden decor outdoors is my idea of a patio.
So many beautiful patios! I definitely agree with the less is more sentiment, it pops and looks great without overdoing it!
Less really is more , I completely agree . I love the less cluttered but gorgeous look 🙂
Your ideas for a beautiful patio is mesmerizing. These DiY ideas and lighting ideas are too good.
I like something Eclectic and charming. I think I want to checkout these designs.
What amazing ideas, we are wanting to update our patio area and making it more colourful, will be taking these ideas on board
I would love an area like this, especially the colourful decked area. I would have a hammock and loads of colour everywhere
Awesome tips! Those are modern ideas that we can get and put in our house. Thanks for sharing.
I like the idea of having plants. It makes the place so refreshing and relaxing.
I need someone like you guys to just come over and do this to my back patio!!
These are nice patio makeover ideas. I am interested in few decors – simple and less clutter.
Lights really give different vibes to anything! Also, less is more concept.
LOVE these ideas. So much inspiration here to get outside and clean up the yard. I’m so looking forward to summer. Great tips!
I have a dream to own a patio in several years. Your post is helping me to visualize it perfectly! Everything looks stylish but I also love how cozy each option looks. In my eyes patio is coziness first
I love all of these. I would love to upgrade my outdoor area!
I am renting and i do not feel attached enough to my house to actually do up the garden here, but I do feel like adding new furniture to my garden! Thank you so much for sharing these tips for your patio – as I have one that needs decorating.
Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas.
I totally agree with choosing your key piece wisely – as this will be the focal point of the room. It can either make it look really good or awfully bad.
I just love the boho outside entertainment idea. I wish our weather would allow it!
So many fabulous ideas here. I love that cozy vibe with the hanging lanterns and cushions. You’ve inspired me to fresh my porch space this summer.
I got some ideas, all decors are very beautiful.
Being creative really helps! Not only that you save some bucks but it also level up your game big time especially in decorating!
Great tips. Framing and colour is everything and if you can get those two things right you can really create a unique space in your patio space.
We are going to update our lights and trim all of the plants in our back garden and around the patio, which will hopefully updat eit a bit! Thank you so much for this inspiration.
this is such a fab job executed superbly well 🙂
We spend alot of time outdoor on our deck as a family. I love these design idea tips to spruce up the space! I will be using these!
I have loved looking at these pictures, I think I would go for a Mexican inspired colourful patio.
I dream of having a beautiful patio in my home someday. Thanks for these ideas.
I love all those patio ideas. I get some ideas here for my future house. Thank you for sharing.
I am so inspired. I can’t wait to redo my patio. I love the idea of framing.
I love all of these patio decor ideas. They look so pretty! I can’t wait to try decorating our patio.