May 26, 2017

Decorating a pretty patio on a budget

With summer coming I have really, really been itching to renovate my patio. Right now it’s tan and red color scheme, mostly because that is the color of the cushions on the faux wicker patio set we bought four years ago (from Big Lots for like $200!). Lately, I have been loving the color combination of turquoise and lime green – it just sings summer to me! Our patio and our budget are tiny, so using the following Pinterest images for inspiration I searched for a way to get my dream outdoor space…

My patio design inspiration…
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Photo courtesy of houseofturquoise.com

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Photo courtesy of 21rosemarylane.com

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Photo courtesy of refreshrestyle.com

My picks for a pretty patio on a budget

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Sweet Summertime “Hello Summer” Outdoor Plaque, $5

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Mainstays Teal Chevron Pillow 2 Pack,  $10.53

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Pillow Perfect Outdoor Bench Cushion, $49

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Wilson & Fischer Turquoise Lattice Garden Table, $24

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Vintage Home Decor Gold Pineapple Pillow, $2

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Happy Peace Statue, $13 (I’d spray paint it lime green to make it more whimsical)

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Small faux succulents, $1

I have two whitewashed wooden shelves that used to be in our master bathroom. I’ll ask my hubby to hang them up on the one free wall on our patio and then I will place three of these small faux succulents on each shelf.  I’m not a very savvy gardener to the faux succulents are the perfect way to add more green to my outdoor living area without worrying about actual gardening.

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Photo courtesy of Beth Schoepflin

Our view includes about ten acres of protected swampland, and one of the area’s three lakes are just down the street from us, so mosquitos are rampant during the summertime. To add more green and keep the mosquitos at bay I’ll get a pretty lemongrass plant like the one above.  Pots for larger plants can get expensive so I’ll probably get a cheap plastic or terracotta pot and spray paint it turquoise or lime green.

DIY projects for a pretty patio
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Photo courtesy of fantabulosity.com

Our outdoor space gets a LOT of direct sun most days. We had thought about getting some outdoor rolling blinds, but these outdoor curtains are way dreamier! The DIY tutorial on them looks pretty easy as well! The author of the tutorial says she created the beautiful curtains above for $500, but I would only need 2-3 small panels on the side facing the sun (versus around the entire patio) so I think I can get it done for less than half of that.

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Photo courtesy of flavour andsavour.com

I love these citronella luminaries for keeping mosquitos away as well. They are not only beautiful they use all natural essential oils to keep your space insect free!

I hope to send you before and after shots once my dream patio renovation is complete. If you have some creative ideas for redoing or renovating your outdoor space this summer feel free to share them below!

xoxo,

Missy

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Awesome ideas here! I’ve been looking for some cheap fake succulents, these are super cute! 🙂

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