Summer is in full swing and utilizing your patio or porch is a must! Before you spend a fortune on new furniture and decorations, Budget Blinds has put together simple design ideas that will make your outdoor space a relaxing retreat.
Sometimes a little makeover can make all the difference. Instead of buying new furniture, rehab an old or damaged table with a vibrant tablecloth that best suits your personality! You can switch them out based on holidays or themed dinners to make your patio really come to life.
Adding plants with low water use and low maintenance requirements is cost effective while providing color, movement and texture. It will bring life to your outdoor space and help you create a calming retreat. You don’t have to have a green thumb to make your porch or patio a beautiful garden.
Bursts of Color
Outdoor accent pillows and area rugs are a simple way to add a pop of color to your outdoor space without breaking the bank. Have fun mixing and matching color and texture. It can be as simple as adding a pretty planter and a couple of pillows to a bench, porch swing or rocker to really make your patio shine! Another option is adding color underfoot with an area rug that will freshen up your space and create a colorful focal point.
Let’s Have a Drink
You don’t need to have a built-in bar and barbecue to make a statement in your backyard. Simply add a bar cart to your outdoor space to get the party started. Bar carts are perfect for storing signature cocktails, wine, beer, appetizers, side dishes, desserts and more. It saves people from having to walk in and out of the house all night long to grab an ice-cold beverage.
Lighting is Key
Adding the perfect lighting to your patio will help create the ultimate oasis. String lights add sparkle to an outdoor space, even when you have a limited budget. You could also place lanterns on your table or have them hanging from the trees. Outdoor lighting adds elegance and functionality to any home or space.
We hope these simple outdoor design ideas will make your outdoor space come to life this summer! For more information contact your Budget Blinds style consultant today.