How to Decorate a Patio on a Budget

This article was recently updated to include new insight from Artie Petro

How Do You Decorate a Small Outdoor Patio?

Do you have an outdoor space that currently looks bland and boring? The good news is that there are all sorts of fun ways to spruce up your patio for summertime. Here are some of our favorite backyard patio ideas that are perfect for someone on a budget

Outdoor Patio Seating Ideas

When designing your backyard patio, keep in mind that there are all sorts of options that look cute without costing a lot. Check out furniture sales at local stores or look for used items online. Of course, your choice of furniture all depends on how you’d prefer to use the space. If you are planning to catch some summer sun, lounge chairs are a must. But if you’d rather have an area to relax with company, a nice table with an umbrella and chairs is an excellent choice. All of these items are common choices for patios, so you should have an easy time finding something inexpensive.

Add a Stylish Statement to Your Patio Decorations

The key to taking a patio from good to great is adding a showpiece that draws the eye. Some great patio ideas include hanging plants, lights strung over a railing, or a few cute sculptures, most of which can be found at something like a garage sale, or on your local Craigslist. If you’re willing to spend a little more than you expected, flagstones, fire-pits, fountains, or a trellis can all be great showstoppers.

Color Tips for Patios

Finally, make your patio pop with color. Pick a unified color scheme and start decorating. You can spray paint plain terracotta pots and fill them with colorful blooms or throw some bright pillows on your furniture. You could also put up a tapestry or flag if you’d prefer to fly your colors instead. These are just a few colorful patio ideas, a lot of it can be up to your imagination.

Ultimately, you will find that patio decor does not have to be expensive or time consuming. All you need to make a big impact are some bold plants and stylish décor. Most of which can be easy to find for less with just a little extra effort. If you’re in need of space for any extra pieces of outdoor furniture, use our Self Storage Calculator to find right size storage unit for your stuff.