Patio season has officially begun — but for those of us with small spaces and even smaller budgets, creating the perfect outdoor area may seem a slightly daunting task! Thankfully, we’ve put together some tips for constructing an enviable space that won’t cost a fortune. You’re just a few simple DIYs and colorful accent pieces away from finishing off the perfect spot to spend your summer.
Written by Kari Bolen
No need to spend a ton on little trinkets! DIY some flower pots to brighten up your décor, or top your table with an inexpensive tray full of colorful drinks when you’re entertaining.
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Get creative with paint. We love what Brittany Makes did with her concrete floor in the Home Depot Style Challenge!
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Mix in simple budget pieces from Ikea with colorful accents and outdoor pillows.
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Pick up a fun outdoor rug to make a statement in your patio area.
Spray-paint old or secondhand furniture to give it a fresh new look. If your patio is small, make the best use of your space with corner seating, or a folding table and chairs for two.
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Decorate with natural elements like colorful flowers and seashells. And how perfect are these succulents with hot pink rocks?
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Curtains are the perfect finishing touch. They add a luxurious ambience, create privacy and block any unwanted sunlight!