Patio Decorating Ideas on a Budget (ATTRACTIVE Outdoor Designs)

Love spending time outdoors in the summer but feel your patio is looking a little drab? Use our patio decorating ideas on a budget to create attractive outdoor designs.

It can be hard to enjoy your time outside when you have a patio that doesn’t catch the eye or looks drab. With a little bit of creativity, you can have a beautiful patio that you’ll enjoy all summer long.

If you’re on a tight budget, you can still get creative with your patio decorating. Here a some top tips for patio decorating ideas on a budget that won’t break the bank.

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Get creative with lighting

You can find affordable lighting options that will still look great despite being relatively cheap.

For example, you can install solar lights that don’t cost anything to run, or set up cheap string lights to create a festive atmosphere during holiday season in the winter months.

You can also use candles or lanterns to add a touch of elegance. Just be sure to choose fixtures that are appropriate for your patio’s climate and style.

Add greenery for a pop of color

Try using plants and flowers to add some color and life to your patio. Adding greenery to your patio can add a pop of color and life to your space with some nicely potted plants.

There are a number of options for greenery that can be used on a budget. Some easy options include succulents, bougainvillea, and cacti are available to buy pretty cheaply.


If you want something a little more lush, try adding ferns or other types of evergreen plants. Just be sure to get plants that are appropriate for your climate and soil type, as not all plants will do well in all areas.

Also consider which plants are suited to growing in pots on your patio rather than beds in your garden.

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Bring in texture

Adding some natural textures to your patio can help add a more rustic feel. One common way to do this is to use plants that have soft, hairy leaves. These types of plants can typically be found cheaply at the local garden center.

Another option for adding texture is to use objects like stones or large rocks for an easy to create but simple and effective patio decorating theme.


Repurpose old furniture

If you’re looking to spruce up your patio without breaking the bank, there are a few easy ways to do it. One great way to achieve this is by repurposing old furniture or finding affordable pieces that can be customized to your taste.

You can find old chairs, tables and even garden furniture that are in good condition and can be used for new purposes.

Second hand shops and charity shops are a good place to source old furniture that has been cast aside. Check out your local garden centre or stores too for end of range discounts and reductions.

Patio Table

Another good place to pick up a bargain is from private sellers on places like Facebook marketplace. You will find some real bargains from people getting rid of old, unwanted furniture.

One example of repurposing old furniture is using an old ottoman or stool as a table centerpiece. Simply remove the seat and add some greenery to give it a nautical feel.

You can also add small candle holders, shells or other beach-inspired accessories for an added touch of class.

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Create a table centerpiece

Creating a focal point on your patio doesn’t have to break the bank. By repurposing old furniture and adding potted plants around a fire pit, you can create a relaxing oasis without breaking the bank.

Start by finding old furniture that you can repurpose. If you have an old bench or table that you can’t use anymore, consider turning it into a planter.

Cut the top off of the bench and then cut a hole in the middle so that the plant can grow through. Make sure to add some soil and water to the plant to keep it healthy.

If you don’t have any old furniture, you can still create a focal point on your patio by arranging potted plants around a fire pit.

Start by finding a fire pit that is the right size for your patio and then find plants that will fit around it. Make sure to add some rocks or logs to the fire pit to make it look more natural.

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