Spring is the perfect time to brighten up your yard and bring it back to life after a long winter. If you are looking for a few inexpensive ways to brighten up your patio for those summer BBQs, then this blog is just for you!
- One great way to use the negative space in your backyard is to build a small bar. One inexpensive material that is commonly used when making an outdoor bar is wood pallets. Many stores receive shipments weekly and are willing to give you the pallets or sell them to you for a reasonable price. An outdoor bar can be built as simple as you’d like or as detailed as you’d like. Of course, if you are not a DIY kind of person you can also purchase one from your favorite catalog or home improvement store.
- Another great way to update your outdoor area is by adding taller pieces of furniture or plants. Much like a big mirror in a small room can make a space feel bigger, taller pieces also help an area look larger by drawing your eyes upwards. Instead of buying expensive items be sure to hit up your neighborhood garage sales or thrift stores, you may be surprised at what you can find.
- The use of texture is such a great way to create some fun accents in your overall patio design. That wicker chair or end table no longer belongs in your parent’s basement or the local dump, instead, try incorporating a wicker piece into your outdoor living place. If wicker just isn’t your thing, find some fun textured pieces that can easily be brought back to life with a little paint whether it is a vase, metal basket or even an old chair.
- Of course, no patio space is complete until you add the final touches such as a fun rug and a few plants of your choice. It is essential to not only measure your outdoor space but to ensure the rug is made for the outdoors before making your purchase at your favorite store or online. When it comes to plants, it is also essential to know how much sun your patio absorbs during the day, so you know what kind of plants to purchase. Not all plants are the same so knowing this in advance will save you from a big headache and having to repurchase and replant as the season progresses.
Now that you have a few helpful tips and ideas up your sleeve, I urge you to go out and create an outdoor living space that will have you wanting to stay outside all season long.