How to Spruce Up your Outdoor Living Space for Under $200
Summer evenings on the deck and spring patio parties beckon! That means it’s time to give your outdoor spaces a little TLC while staying within a reasonable budget. We’ve got you covered! Set aside an afternoon and a few Benjamins to give your backyard getaway a fresh makeover.
First, tidy up the space. Give the patio a thorough scrubbing using the garden hose or a power washer and a little elbow grease. Remove any dead potted plants from last season. Pull weeds. And get rid of clutter or junk. Now, comes the fun part –shopping!
Replace the Seating Cushions
Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a new table and chair set or loungers. Instead, purchase new cushions and pads in a color or pattern you haven’t had in the past. Do you usually go with florals? Try stripes to update your space!
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Add Colorful Flower Baskets
Splurge on a few professionally designed pots of annuals. These can hang from hooks on fences or posts, or work as a centerpiece on a patio table. Flowers instantly add a welcoming, cheerful vibe to your outdoor area.
Build a Garden
Get a little crafty and create a low-maintenance rock garden, delicious herb garden or even a colorful wildflower garden to attract butterflies. You can use gorgeous pottery containers, or dig in the dirt. If you don’t want to dig, purchase a seed sheet and container.
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Install a Focal Point
Instantly upgrade your outdoor space by adding something that can become a conversation piece. We love small fountains, ornate wind chimes, sandy zen rock gardens and DIY fish ponds. Choose something that makes you smile!
Buy a Fire Pit
These accent pieces come in so many sizes and designs that you can find options to fit the smallest concrete or brick patios. Don’t want to lug a fire pit home? Home Depot is offering free shipping on website orders of $45+ through December 31, 2018. Don’t forget to also stock up on marshmallows. It’s almost s’mores season!
Put up a Hammock
Whether you use a hammock stand, sturdy trees or sink some new posts into the ground, this backyard add-on will get tons of use. A hammock is the perfect place to nap, read or meditate.
Light it Up
Let’s face it, there isn’t a space in existence that can’t be spruced up with some well-strung lights. We like Target’s online selection.
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- Lowe’s: Enjoy up to 50 percent off patio clearance until January 1, 2018.
- World Market: Snag 10 percent off any order through January 6, 2018.
- 123Stores: Get up to 40 percent off Home Decor, Outdoor Games, and Gardening.
Warm weather is coming! The sooner you prep your favorite outdoor spot, the sooner you can enjoy morning coffee outside and evenings lounging under the stars. Happy shopping!