Summertime is well underway, which means the heat is cranking up. After a chilly winter and pollen-filled spring, it’ll be nice to enjoy the warm weather and fresh air. If your patio space needs some updating, but you’re on a budget, look no further than these tips. Once finished, your outdoor patio will be the oasis you’ve always dreamt of.
If you have a blank space and you are unsure of where to start, some outdoor furniture is sure to do the trick. Not only are conversation sets inviting, but they don’t have to break the bank. Check out places like Amazon, Wayfair, and Walmart for furniture sets for under $500. After all, these items will be outdoors 24/7, so it’s not worth it to drop thousands of dollars on furniture that’ll be fighting intense climates and potentially inclement weather.
String Some Lights
When the sun goes down, don’t head indoors — summer nights are best spent in nature, between the warm air and sounds of summer. String lights are affordable, easy to hang, and they will create the backyard ambiance you’ve always wanted. Also, there are so many options to choose from, whether you favor plugin, solar-powered, or battery operated. With just an hour or less on your hands, you will see an immediate difference in your space, so you can enjoy your patio at all hours.
Hammocks and Hanging Chairs
While outdoor furniture is always nice to have, you might not have the floor space for it. While hammocks require more space, swing chairs fit perfectly in tight areas, while also not taking up too much ground room. Also, might we add, they look pretty unique when hung properly.
While you can go all out with firepits that cost thousands of dollars, if you hop online, you can find one for only a couple of hundred dollars. It may be warm during the summer months, but when the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than sitting around a fire. Grab some graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows, and dig into some smores!
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Plants and Planters
What better way to warm up your space than with some plants? Buy some affordable planters online, and plant some flowers, or even some seeds if the season is right. Incorporating a few blooms will really lighten up your outdoor patio.