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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.

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Cozy, playful and warm. Image credit: Dobbies. Source: Link.

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.

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Eclectic and charming. Source: Link.


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.

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Cushions and cozy vibes. Source: Link.

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Elegant and fresh dining area. Source: Link.


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.

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Pick a color scheme and stick with it. Source: Link.

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Or choose a design style and follow it through. Source: Link.


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.

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Sunshine everywhere, including mosaic art. Source: Link.

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Intricate and discreet mosaic art. Source: Link.


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.

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Plants are always the way to go…Source: Link.

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…as well as string lights. Source: Link.


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

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Most of the décor is already there…Source: Link.

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A lovely example of “less is more”. Source: Link.


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.

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Make your patio pop without breaking the bank

Patio Decoration, Outdoor Interior Design, Outdoor decor
Make your patio pop without breaking the bank

Patio Decoration, Outdoor Interior Design, Outdoor decor
Make your patio pop without breaking the bank

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46 Comments

  1. Ramil Hinolan
    May 21, 2022 at 3:53 am — Reply

    I like the one with a hammock very cleverly set-up and I like it because it uses few plants and decors.

  2. Rhian Westbury
    May 21, 2022 at 5:40 am — Reply

    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

  3. Dan Rey
    May 21, 2022 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    These patio decorations are so cool. I liked all. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ella English
    May 21, 2022 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    What amazingly inspirational ideas! Now I want to find some broken plates to create a stunning mosaic floor on my patio.

  5. Rosey
    May 22, 2022 at 8:25 am — Reply

    When the patio space is nice, you want to spend more time there. I enjoy my patio time.

  6. Monidipa
    May 22, 2022 at 10:24 am — Reply

    A lot of spare things always help. I love your ideas though.

  7. Clarice
    May 22, 2022 at 11:22 am — Reply

    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.

  8. Renata Feyen
    May 22, 2022 at 5:34 pm — Reply

    Ooh, I love that Eclectic and charming look – must be my romantic side

  9. Cristina Petrini
    May 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm — Reply

    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!

  10. Risa Lopez
    May 23, 2022 at 2:03 pm — Reply

    Such lovely ideas. I love all of it.

  11. Crystal Carder
    May 23, 2022 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    I love these patio decor ideas and I love how they won’t break the bank! Can’t wait to try some of these!

  12. Michael
    May 23, 2022 at 7:23 pm — Reply

    I like how naturish these are. Just the perfect time to do so! More plants the better! It compliments the mosic theme

  13. kushi
    May 24, 2022 at 12:41 am — Reply

    WOW! These are some beautiful ideas. Pinned.

  14. Ramil Hinolan
    May 24, 2022 at 2:06 am — Reply

    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.

  15. Melanie Edjourian
    May 24, 2022 at 3:16 am — Reply

    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!

  16. Ipsita
    May 24, 2022 at 4:15 am — Reply

    I love patio furniture! Particularly a wooden decor outdoors is my idea of a patio.

  17. Rian
    May 24, 2022 at 6:05 am — Reply

    So many beautiful patios! I definitely agree with the less is more sentiment, it pops and looks great without overdoing it!

  18. Kira Kira
    May 24, 2022 at 6:20 am — Reply

    Less really is more , I completely agree . I love the less cluttered but gorgeous look 🙂

  19. Monidipa
    May 24, 2022 at 9:27 am — Reply

    Your ideas for a beautiful patio is mesmerizing. These DiY ideas and lighting ideas are too good.

  20. Ramil Hinolan
    May 24, 2022 at 9:37 am — Reply

    I like something Eclectic and charming. I think I want to checkout these designs.

  21. Samantha Donnelly
    May 24, 2022 at 9:52 am — Reply

    What amazing ideas, we are wanting to update our patio area and making it more colourful, will be taking these ideas on board

  22. Sarah Stockley
    May 24, 2022 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    I would love an area like this, especially the colourful decked area. I would have a hammock and loads of colour everywhere

  23. Risa Lopez
    May 24, 2022 at 2:23 pm — Reply

    Awesome tips! Those are modern ideas that we can get and put in our house. Thanks for sharing.

  24. dorry lyn
    May 24, 2022 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    I like the idea of having plants. It makes the place so refreshing and relaxing.

  25. rachel
    May 24, 2022 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    I need someone like you guys to just come over and do this to my back patio!!

  26. Ramil Hinolan
    May 25, 2022 at 2:51 am — Reply

    These are nice patio makeover ideas. I am interested in few decors – simple and less clutter.

  27. Jenjen Balatico
    May 25, 2022 at 5:24 am — Reply

    Lights really give different vibes to anything! Also, less is more concept.

  28. Tammy
    May 25, 2022 at 11:47 am — Reply

    LOVE these ideas. So much inspiration here to get outside and clean up the yard. I’m so looking forward to summer. Great tips!

  29. Lyosha
    May 25, 2022 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    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

  30. Laura
    May 25, 2022 at 11:54 pm — Reply

    I love all of these. I would love to upgrade my outdoor area!

  31. Jupiter Hadley
    May 26, 2022 at 1:28 am — Reply

    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.

  32. Risa Lopez
    May 26, 2022 at 1:35 pm — Reply

    Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas.

  33. Kat
    May 26, 2022 at 9:02 pm — Reply

    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.

  34. Emily Davis
    May 27, 2022 at 10:50 am — Reply

    I just love the boho outside entertainment idea. I wish our weather would allow it!

  35. Tammy
    May 27, 2022 at 11:48 am — Reply

    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.

  36. Risa Lopez
    May 27, 2022 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    I got some ideas, all decors are very beautiful.

  37. Michael
    May 27, 2022 at 9:18 pm — Reply

    Being creative really helps! Not only that you save some bucks but it also level up your game big time especially in decorating!

  38. Talya Stone
    May 28, 2022 at 6:30 am — Reply

    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.

  39. Jupiter Hadley
    May 30, 2022 at 2:07 am — Reply

    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.

  40. Deepu
    June 1, 2022 at 8:21 am — Reply

    this is such a fab job executed superbly well 🙂

  41. Vanessa T.
    June 1, 2022 at 10:28 am — Reply

    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!

  42. Sarah Stockley
    June 5, 2022 at 7:20 am — Reply

    I have loved looking at these pictures, I think I would go for a Mexican inspired colourful patio.

  43. Ivan Carlo Jose
    June 6, 2022 at 11:27 am — Reply

    I dream of having a beautiful patio in my home someday. Thanks for these ideas.

  44. Risa Lopez
    June 6, 2022 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    I love all those patio ideas. I get some ideas here for my future house. Thank you for sharing.

  45. Lavanda Michelle
    June 7, 2022 at 4:51 am — Reply

    I am so inspired. I can’t wait to redo my patio. I love the idea of framing.

  46. Risa Lopez
    June 13, 2022 at 1:50 pm — Reply

    I love all of these patio decor ideas. They look so pretty! I can’t wait to try decorating our patio.

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