Spruce Up Your Patio On A Budget
With winter behind us and warmer temperatures (hopefully) more consistently sticking around, your family is likely spending more and more time outside. And if you have a yard, a patio, or even a small balcony, it might feel weathered after the long winter. Now is a great time to spruce up your outdoor space and bring it back to life for the spring and summer.
It is healthy for both the mind and the body to be outdoors. This is true any time, but may be especially important right now if you’ve been cooped up inside, due to the combination of less-than-ideal weather and staying at home a lot more over the past few years. Make your outdoor space more inviting, and you’ll be more likely to head out there for quality family time. And your kids will hopefully follow suit, opting to step away from screens in favor of fresh air.
Small updates to your outdoor space can make a big impact, and it doesn’t require a lot of effort or money. Spend a little time DIY-ing out in the yard, add some lights, and you’ve got a whole new space that your family will happily spend their time in. Many people are back to traveling this year, but for the days when you’re home, having a brightly-updated yard helps create a lovely personal staycation oasis.
Here are eight simple ways to give your outdoor space an upgrade!
1. Brighten it up with lights
Adding string lights will give your space an instant glow and will make your outdoor space a spot you’ll want to hang out in, even after the sun sets. Classic bistro lights, small twinkly lights, or a couple of lanterns will help to set a calming atmosphere.
If your outdoor space is already lush, more plants aren’t a necessity, but if you live in a city or have a blank slate balcony or terrace, adding green will bring your outdoor space to life. Use fun pots to make your plants stand out.
There’s something about a rug that can really pull a space together. Durable indoor/outdoor rugs are a great choice to instantly give your outdoor space a cohesive and inviting look.
If you already have patio furniture but it’s looking a little sad, you can easily give it a new life. Depending on the material of your furniture, you may be able to give your chairs and table a fresh coat of paint, and they will look totally new. This is a fun DIY family project that can be done outside and your little helpers will be proud of their contribution to the yard. Adding new dining chairs or comfy cushions is also a worthwhile upgrade.
And if you’re looking for new seating options, add a couple of poufs or relaxing lounge chairs to your current set up. If you have the means, there are high-quality outdoor sets that will really upgrade your space and will last for years. If you are instead looking for more of a quick fix, there are plenty of seating option for under $100.
Comfort is an ongoing theme here. Buy a couple of outdoor pillows for the coziness factor and as another colorful element. Even if they are labeled as outdoor pillows, it’s best to store them inside or in a covered area to keep them in good shape for the long haul.
And if you’re dining outside, have a separate set of outdoor dishes and serve-wear on hand. Look for shatterproof options. Dishes made of melamine are a great choice; they look ceramic but won’t break when dropped.
Lawn games are hit with kids and adults. Add a few classic games to your outdoor space—sure to be a crowd-pleaser. And for hotter weather, blow up a cute kiddie pool for a quick cool down (or as a place to keep your drinks cold!).
Spring time calls for freshening up your patio so you can entertain friends and family. Use these tips to help improve your outdoor space and enjoy the incoming warm weather. Furniture Solutions has everything you need. Furniture Solutions, the furniture store in Northern Kentucky, carries the most popular brands like Ashley Furniture, Coaster Furniture, Sealy Mattress and Sauder. You will be amazed at the incredible value and low prices we have on a large selection of bedroom suites, dining room collections, sofas, chairs and all manner of accent furniture that will make your home new. Those who are in communities that are further away just need to call us and we will do our best to respond to your needs. When you drop by, you will be greeted by the friendliest sales personnel you have ever been served by. We can hardly wait to meet you and help you make the right choice.