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Gorgeous Patios and Porches

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Are you getting ready to spend a lot of time outdoors this season? With a rug that can withstand the elements, you can add color and indoor warmth to your deck, porch, or patio.

Are you getting ready to spend a lot of time outdoors this season? With a rug that can withstand the elements, you can add color and indoor warmth to your deck, porch, or patio.

Basic Outdoor Rug

With an eye-catching outdoor rug, you can set the tone and get the best bang for your buck. There are a plethora of trendy, low-cost choices to choose from, or if you're on a tight budget, you can make your own by painting a plain or thrifted rug to fit your personal style. Take a look at our step-by-step guide below.

You'll love these ideas for beautiful outdoor curtains.

You'll love these ideas for beautiful outdoor curtains.

Outdoor Hang Curtains

Hang some bright patio curtains to protect your outdoor oasis from prying eyes.
Make your own from scrap fabric or drop cloths to save still more money, then hang them correctly with our Do-It-Yourself drapery curtains hardware.

How to make a chic, outdoor pillows and the cushion covers.

How to make a chic, outdoor pillows and the cushion covers.

Pile on the Pillows

With a slew of all-weather pillows and a matching throw rug, you will extend the life of your old outdoor furniture for another year. This method is one of our favorites because it saves you money while still totally transforming your outdoor environment. Is there no money in the budget for fresh pillows? Make your own no-sew outdoor pillow covers to replace your old ones.

Outdoor lights to illuminate your garden or patio area.

Outdoor lights to illuminate your garden or patio area.

Light of the Night

Even on a shoestring budget, outdoor lights add sparkle and ambiance to any room. Check out our rundown of budget-friendly outdoor lighting ideas below, if you like the look of cafe lights or choose something a little softer.

The inviting colors to paint a front door and the coral door and the pillows.

The inviting colors to paint a front door and the coral door and the pillows.

The Color Porch

On this porch style, the eye-catching coral door serves as an ultra-inviting focal point. Cover the deck or patio door with a few coats of brightly colored paint to achieve the same spirited look. Then, to create a seamless outdoor look, choose accent pillows, throws, or rugs that complement your colorful door.

These chic plates and the glasses are unbreakable.

These chic plates and the glasses are unbreakable.

The Melamine Serveware

Get a chic set of acrylic or melamine dishware on hand for alfresco entertaining for the adults and the kids alike. Melamine colorful plates are a cost-effective way to add color and cheerful seasonal designs to your patio table. The rug looks colorful beautiful.

The patio makeover and an outdoor banner.

The patio makeover and an outdoor banner.

The Festive on the Porch

The bunting flags and the bulb lights can be used as playful decor mainstays in your patio style. An old party banner hanging from the pergola adds a splash of color to this charming deck. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn then drew colors from the bold hues in the banner to accessorize on the patio!

Low-maintenance plants for the patio easy landscaping.

Low-maintenance plants for the patio easy landscaping.

The Low-Maintenance Plants

Plants that need little water and need little upkeep are cost-effective while offering color, movement, and texture, according to Patricia St. John of St. John Landscapes. Without the use of flowering trees, succulents, burgundy Cordylines, variegated plants, and evergreen vines have contrasting colors and textures.

Outdoor hammock black and white is the beautiful idea!

Outdoor hammock black and white is the beautiful idea!

The Hammock in Style

Instead of deck chairs and a dining table for your balcony, invest in a chic hammock. On the weekend, this striking striped style is the ideal place to unwind with a beachy read and a cocktail. Its knit design and crocheted detailing add a lot of texture and boho flair to the patio design.

A wonderful cast tin star believed to be an actual antique architectural salvage.

A wonderful cast tin star believed to be an actual antique architectural salvage.

Salvage Barn Doors

With upcycled brick and barn doors, you can reclaim an outdoor focal point.It
recommends looking for old barns, houses, and chimneys that aren't being used.
They are also seen from country roads. If the owner agrees to let you have them, approach them and try to let them keep.

This country French inspired teak table is whitewashed and constructed with a table trestle design that is European dining tables.

This country French inspired teak table is whitewashed and constructed with a table trestle design that is European dining tables.

Match and Mix Outside

The new farmhouse table, you can get the same look by combining salvaged parts to make your own.Add old or new spindle legs to an old tabletop. According to the architect and artist of Terracotta Style Build, painting the table and other outdoor furniture all white provides a modern and elegant appearance.

The great table with the greenery clippings in the yellow vases!

The great table with the greenery clippings in the yellow vases!

To Shop the Yard

A single flower in a simple vessel may be a simple and inexpensive way to adorn an outdoor end table. "Adding fresh garden clippings and vessels you've gathered over the years to spruce up your outdoor room can be very easy," says the home, as seen here with greenery arranged in cheery yellow vases. "An organically styled recycled glass vessel packed with branches"

Combine flowering plants with attractive foliage in window boxes to add color on the window sashes.

Combine flowering plants with attractive foliage in window boxes to add color on the window sashes.

Worthy Window Box

Place flower boxes on the front porch railings and below the windows to add immediate color and charm. These blooming boxes are reasonably priced, or you can make them yourself in an afternoon — the flowers and soil can end up costing more than the package.

Outside floor pillows and cushions: inspirations that and comfort.

Outside floor pillows and cushions: inspirations that and comfort.

Outside Floor Pillows

With a couple of floor pillows, you can add more convenient seating to your outdoor activities. Fluffy floor cushions are not only a fraction of the cost of outdoor seating, but they also offer the ideal space for kids of all ages to eat and roast marshmallows. With a square arrangement consisting of twin love seats, a group of outdoor chairs, and a fireplace, this contemporary patio area is designed for cozy fireside chat.

These green wall panels are great for any type of plants and the kind cactus.

These green wall panels are great for any type of plants and the kind cactus.

The Wall Garden

A living wall garden show will add a burst of color and texture to your patio wall.
A pair of sleek wall-mounted planters packed to the brim with succulent plants can be used to recreate this chic symmetrical view. Choose a variety of succulent plants to create a three-dimensional tonal view. Alternatively, go faux for a look that requires no watering.

I have to admit, this lovely lemon luncheon should have been fabulous!

I have to admit, this lovely lemon luncheon should have been fabulous!

The Lemon Dining Patio

This tastefully designed patio dining table. In a limited room, a few pillows and accessories can be all you need.It might be as easy as rummaging in your refrigerator. Lemons were set in a wooden bowl for a splash of color.What's the better part? Colorful fruit, unlike fresh flowers, does not wilt in the sun, meaning that your party table remains vibrant all day.

The pass-through window is a compromise that feels like a patio indoor/outdoor living.

The pass-through window is a compromise that feels like a patio indoor/outdoor living.

Pass-Through the Window Bar

With this budget-friendly patio concept, fashion meets feature. Place a bracket-supported shelf on the exterior wall of your home to provide a pass-through window between your kitchen and patio. Make a hole in your shelf for a built-in ice bucket like the brass beauty seen above. Make a hole anyway and you'll have a lovely flowerpot.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Linda Chechar

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Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 15, 2021:

This article shows us so many great ideas, Linda. I don't know where you find such attractive pictures, but these pictures are beautiful. Thank you for such beautiful ideas.

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on April 15, 2021:

Rebecca Mealey, you saw the article and with the images patio inspirational!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 15, 2021:

Nice article. Thanks, Linda. My patio is a mess. These are quite inspirational.

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