Tips for Outdoor Decorations on a Budget
The outdoor space is enjoyable when you can relax and enjoy it. But it can be hardly enjoyable when ypu realize that you’ve spent tons of money on your décor. For example, who needs a $4,000 chair after getting out of the pool? In a relaxing space, you should know that everything is ok here and that you really like it. After all, it’s all about what you feel comfortable with, so you don’t have to be stressed out by your own outdoor décor price.
Here are some cheap and easy outdoor decorating ideas:
Do everything according to your taste
Purchase yourself with things you love. Take items from around the house or yard that you enjoy, and group them together in a way that brings life and creativity to the area. Anything will work, even a small collection of glass bottles that you’ve been meaning to recycle. Simply fill them with daffodils or other cute spring flowers from your garden and place them on your side table. That, or hang homemade chimes from a few tree branches, adding a relaxing breeze sound and styling with trinkets that you love. For example, tie together some old Christmas tree ornaments that you hate having to store all year.
Brighten it up!
The outdoors have a lot of natural color, but try punching it up with something brighter, such as a strong purple or orange, to really bring things to life. The easiest way to do this is with coordinated place mats, glassware and dishes. It’s even better if the color matches your plants. There are typically great tableware and dining sets available at stores like Ross or Target that you can pick up for under $20. Cute, fun and cheap to boot!
Don’t spend a fortune on a patio set. Instead, make your own outdoor table! Discovery Channel star Christopher Lowell suggests pairing a wicker basket or large terra-cotta pot with a piece of glass to create a quick and easy patio table. Just be sure to use safe pieces, in case kids or pets are around who could hurt themselves. Simply flip the basket/pot over into the grass or dirt, let it rest so that it’s secure in the ground, and then toss the glass on top! For extra security, consider using hardware glue to keep the two together more safely.
About summer relaxation
Really enjoy your summer breezes with a simple hammock, or lie back in a recliner chair under a colorful umbrella. We recommend tying your hammock to two large, rooted trees, rather than to stakes, as stakes can often slide and move around in more healthy soil or grass plots. Umbrellas, on the other hand, work wonders in the dirt. Both hammocks and umbrellas can be found for very reasonable prices at secondhand stores or even discount department stores.
Turn to natural things
There’s always appeal when nature palettes are involved, particularly in the outdoors. Consider adding bamboo place mats to your table or wicker chairs for a more rustic feel. Also, with wicker tables, chairs, etc., you can wind vines or flowers through the holes for an extra touch of natural oasis. Basically, you can do anything your heart desires, and most of your supplies are already there!
For your personal outdoor space, you want it to be special and relaxing. For this reason, you shouldn’t have to stress to put it together. Instead, take some ideas from ours above, and enjoy the benefits of a cheap, easy and incredibly summer-friendly backyard plot.