You have the interior of your home looking fabulous. However, your backyard, especially your patio, really needs work. Unfortunately, you just do not have the money to invest in beautifying your patio area. Worry not! We have some tips that will help you obtain your dream patio even on a budget.
Give your patio more life by placing plants throughout it. This is the starting point for your decorating ideas. Design the patio based on the plants, or enhance their surroundings with decor. Purchase your plants at a local grocery store or a flowers shop.
Make Your Vases
Instead of buying vases, consider making or decorating your own. Check your local business directory for current ceramics classes being taught nearby. These classes allow you to learn a new skill, and make your own vases.
If no classes are offered in your area, or they seem too expensive, consider just buying basic pots and vases at thrift shops or discount stores. Next, practice your art skills by painting or drawing your own designs on them. Also consider using your craft skills to decorate them with fabrics and other material.
Shop the Dollar Store
Use local dollar stores to add little accessories to your patio. Get cheap fans to add some shade to your patio, pillow cases for furniture pillows, baskets, and bins. Basically, find a lot of little things that add extra touches to your patio design.
Remember: you don’t have to commit to using these things as is, repurpose or alter them to fit into your patio construction needs. For example, buy ribbons at the dollar store, and cut them up and use as patches on your pots or furniture.
Shop Used Furniture Stores
Check used furniture stores for used couches and chairs. Even a ‘fine’ chair may work if you know how to make small design changes to turn it into a ‘perfect’ chair.
Shop Discount Home Decorating Stores
If you fail to find used furniture that matches your aesthetic, shop specialty home decorating stores. Joss & Main is a popular home goods store that contains a section devoted to patio designing. If you decide to shop at Joss & Main, make sure to use Groupon coupons to get the best discounts.
Now that you have these tips, go turn that tired patio into something wonderful!