Floor poufs are a low-price way to add seating without investing in larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or chaise, say Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom Design. While you can find outdoor poufs for less than $50, you also can make your own fabric pouf ottoman in a pattern and palette that you prefer. Also, a garden stool is a versatile item that can serve as extra seating or a side table.
Small wicker stools also work as side tables for serving drinks and snacks. Don’t be afraid to bring some of your indoor decor outside (if weather permits), like this fab small faux fur pillow or this indigenous concrete statue.
Contractor Matt Blashaw transformed a backyard patio into an outdoor home theater, complete with a movie screen, outdoor kitchen and popcorn machine. Colorful planters and a raining water feature steal the show.
Mixing up the colors of a matching set in bright sherbet hues, as seen with this bistro table and chairs, works particularly well in a verdant outdoor setting. The heart-shaped chairs are sweet reminders of yesteryear, and the small round table can serve for a romantic dinner in the garden.
Fun details bring some personality and vibrancy to the outdoor space. A colorful pom pom garland is simply strung across a vintage easel and paired with a large succulent plant. On chilly nights you can hang cozy blankets on the rungs of the easel to switch up the look even more.
While it is typically frowned upon to have your Christmas lights up after the holidays, the strands of white bulbs can provide you with another amazing source of light for your outdoor room. This Bohemian-style patio incorporates the fun lights, giving the area a relaxed ambiance.
Instead of buying new furniture, rehab an old or damaged table with no elbow grease. Just cover it with a zesty tablecloth, like the Mexican tapestry that Wake + Loom Design selected for this eclectic, lush patio.
Colorful Plexiglass panels add flair to this urban rooftop outdoor room. A large dining table shaded by an umbrella provides space for eating and entertaining. Patio chairs in a nearby area provide space for relaxing.
Use plants of all sizes as decor. Pick up inexpensive baskets at the thrift store and simply drop some small plants and cacti in the baskets. You can then put the baskets all around your space to bring some lushness and life to your deck.
Off the back of the house is a relaxing, welcoming patio area. A group of comfortable wicker chairs is the perfect spot to enjoy the contemporary backyard and pool. An umbrella adds shade over the outdoor dining area.