New or old, sometimes your deck needs a little somethin’ somethin’ to add more appeal. You don’t have to spend a bazillion dollars on outdoor decor, either. You can spice up your deck on a budget by DIY-ing some design elements that makes your space as unique as you.
Where To Shop For Outdoor Decor
We all know that online is the safest place to shop for anything right now. But, when things go back to some semblance of normal, and they will, shopping for those who like to touch and feel prior to purchasing will be easier.
In the meantime, depending on what you’re looking for, you can check out:
And of course, there’s Amazon.
Don’t forget to look for small businesses in your area who may carry cool and unique outdoor decor items to display proudly on your deck or patio.
Depending on your budget, pergolas and gazebos can be professionally built. Or, you can find kits and build them yourself.
Whichever direction you choose, shade structures not only add some, well, shade. They can also create a dramatic effect depending on how you choose to decorate. Think fairy lights and curtains!
If you already own sturdy furniture that’s in decent condition, consider giving those pieces a makeover.
Metal furniture may need some rust removal before spray painting it back to perfection. Wood, on the other hand, might need some sanding and refinishing. Top it off with all-weather paint or stain.
Plastic furniture can also be modernized. Hose off all the debris, sand the surface with 0000 fine steel wool, apply a primer made for plastic, and paint away.
Enjoy your newly updated, outdated outdoor furniture!
Decks are usually wide open spaces. But, you can create privacy quite simply by using plants.
Create some sort of border with tall potted plants. Consider ones you can bring indoors during cooler months.
A trellis-like structure firmly planted within a deep planter will allow you to grow vines. This can create a beautiful and colorful border wall to make separate spaces on your deck. Or, place it in an area that’s too open to neighbors, and suddenly they can’t see they’re missing out on evening cocktails at your house.
Add Color With Outdoor Decor
A great way to add splashes of color to your deck is by adding indoor-outdoor decor, pillows, and rugs.
Rugs are also a good way to separate spaces. For example, the dining area of your patio may have one rug, while the seating area has another.
Tie all the colors together with some toss pillows on your recently refurbished furniture and you have a place no one will ever want to leave!
There’s nothing better than hanging out on your deck during the warmer months. And, with a little elbow grease and creativity, it can be the most inviting place in your home!