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Easy and Affordable Ways to Spruce up Your Outdoor Area

A good outdoor space can take a home from drab to fab in no time. The key is knowing how to find the right furniture and accents for your budget and style. Here are some tips that will help you spruce up your outdoor area without breaking the bank.

Posted by Room Edit Team

2 months ago

With summer just arrived, it’s time to think about how we can spruce up the outside of our houses. Many people don’t realize that some projects are not only easy but also cost-effective. We will share 8 easy ways to spruce up your outdoor area so that you have a place to enjoy the warm weather this summer, and can finally start entertaining your guests, and enjoying the outdoors again.

The Greener the Better

Of course, the first and most notable way to spruce up your outdoor area for Summer is with some new greenery. The great benefit about this type of aesthetic is that it can be as soothing to the sight, as it can be aesthetically pleasing. Opt for choices that add interest with an unexpected twist to your outdoor decor, like plants with large leafs that add structure and panache. A few options we love are birds of paradise, a bamboo silk tree, or even a potted lemon tree for a touch of whimsy.

Update your Palette Aesthetic

This is a great way to make your outdoor setup stand out. You can use whatever colour(s) you want for an expressive look that matches your personality. Go for shades like soft blues, deep greens or oranges if you are more into brighter colours. These hues can be reflected in the form of accent pieces like vases, smaller designs, and flowers! Flowering plants like geraniums, marigolds, zinnias, petunias and other brightly colored flowers – they will add life as well as color just when you need them most.

Add Beachy, Summery Motifs

Bring Tulum vibes to your outdoors by adding minimal and naive accessories that give it that beachy vibe. They are an inexpensive way to bring the summer motif to life, with just a few weaved baskets, decorative vases, and perhaps a hammock to further enhance the experience.

Light it Up

Changing the colour of your outdoor lights can make a big difference in the atmosphere. Replace incandescent bulbs with LED for lower power consumption and bright colours that don’t fade over time. You can also add string lights, modern and minimal torches to create a cozy atmosphere that delights your senses.

New textiles

Switch off the winter layers for summery breezy fabrics and textiles. Cotton and Linen are wonderful choices for adding furniture accents that will make your outdoor space feel cozy and light. Throws, cushions and textured accents are great choices to show off the change of season in an easy and minimal way. Opt for creams and neutral colours, deep blues and grays, as these go well with the colour accents of plants and flowers. 

Dinner Outside

Another interesting way to update your summer outdoor experience is by taking into account the small details too. As the weather gets warmer, we tend to spend more time outdoors (of course), so why not take dinner outside as well! Investing in new dinnerware, fun margarita glasses, or chic serving dishes will uplift your look. Soft pink shades, tropical patterns or bright hues will instantly make you feel like Summer has arrived.

A Rug for the Season

Adding a rug to your outdoors will make it feel like a bohemian paradise, with very little effort. A handwoven carpet with tribal motifs, or an abstract pattern paired with some floor cushions means you can lounge in comfort and style. A bonus tip? Consider Polypropylene, as carpets made from this material are stain-resistant, easy to clean, and won’t fade from sunlight!

Easy Breezy with Hanging Chairs

Hanging chairs or woven accent chairs will instantly take you to a Bali beach. Adding these pieces to your outdoors will elevate your overall aesthetic while making it a playful space to be in. Think hanging swing chairs, cotton weave hammocks, rattan outdoor accent chairs to reflect this natural, chic style. 

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