Update Your Outdoor Décor for Less
It’s Spring, and everything feels new... except maybe your patio and garden. With all those
fresh flowers blooming, it’s hard to resist freshening our outdoor living spaces. When the sun
finally comes out, nothing beats sitting outside enjoying your own garden and patio. The cost
of a full makeover puts many off indulging, but it is very easy and affordable to give your
outdoor living area a new look with a few updated basics.
Lights to Love
Nothing creates a sense of magic like a string of twinkly lights. Decorating your outdoor
space by stringing fairy lights in trees or lining a garden path with solar lights creates a
charming mood. And outdoor solar lights don’t use electricity so you can enjoy them late into
the night every night without it impacting your electric bill.
You can also create a mood with single lights. In a small space, one or two solar jar lights on
the table or in a corner can be very romantic. For a whimsical look, try solar garden lights in
the form of woodland creatures or even a delightful teapot fairy house.
Your patio and garden are great places to entertain. If you have small children, you can tuck
them in and enjoy conversation with friends outside with less worry about waking them. And
someone spilling a drink outside is definitely better than spilling one inside!
Making the Outdoors Cosy and Comfy
If you want to bring some of the comfort of the indoors outside, a rug is an easy way to make
a big impact. A patio rug is a nicer surface for children to crawl and play on, and it’s lovely
under bare feet. No one ever got splinters walking barefoot on a rug!
An outdoor rug is also a great way to add a splash of colour to your patio that lasts all
summer. You can find them to fit any style. Rugs don’t have to cost much. If you shop
around, you can find quality outside rugs for less than €20 each. Before you shop for your
rug, measure your space so you can get the right size. If you get a smaller one and don’t put
furniture on it, it will be easy to move it inside if there is too much rain.
An oil cloth over a picnic or patio table is another way to bring some colour and style to your
outdoor space without spending much. You can buy oilcloth by the metre. Oilcloth is easy to
clean, and affordable enough that you can get a few different ones to change up the look
When you want to freshen up the look of your patio, garden or other outdoor space, you can
find many creative and affordable ways to do so. You don’t have to commit to a time-consuming or expensive project.
A few simple items such as solar garden lights, garden
ornaments or a rug for the patio can give your outdoor space a fresh new look.