If you browse the internist for outdoor living space ideas, you can see some truly spectacular landscape designs. However, not everyone has the money to install an outdoor kitchen complete with a pizza oven and hot tub. Fortunately, there are some simple and affordable things you can do to create a space you enjoy while also sticking to a budget.

Repurposed Furniture

While patio furniture comes at a variety of price points, not all of them are budget-friendly. It is always a good idea to visit your local thrift or resale store with an open mind. Even a rusty old table can easily be brought back to life with a good scrub and a new coat of paint. Most patio furniture is made to be durable, so even if the surface looks like it has seen better days, you may be able to reuse old furniture and avoid having to buy new.  

Patio Pillows

Even if you don’t have the nicest set of patio furniture, you can dress up your outdoor seating with colorful pillows. Choose bright fabrics and durable material that is easy to wash. If you have some basic sewing skills, you can even put them together yourself. A few strategically placed pillows will make the space more inviting. 

Add String Lights

Want to add some ambiance to your backyard and make sure that you can keep socializing well past sunset? Hanging string lights is a simple and affordable way to add some personality to your outdoor living space. The warm glow will make any evening feel a little more special.

Install Vertical Gardens

If your backyard space is bordered by plan brick walls, consider adding vertical planters for a garden space that blends right into the home. Succulents to especially well in these types of planters and will add some warmth and greenery to what could feel like a cold space.

Add Outdoor Artwork

There is no rule that says paintings and statues can’t be placed outside to add some color, shape, and a little bit of whimsy. It is the perfect way to express yourself and make your outdoor living area your own.

Until you can build the outdoor living space of your dreams, there are plenty of small and affordable changes you can make. Focus on adding color and texture along with a little bit of comfort and functionality. For more ideas, contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping and Lawn Care.