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Budget-Friendly Tips for Transforming Your Outdoor Spaces

With summer upon us, it’s time to make the most of the outdoors. Here are some affordable ways to transform your backyard.
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Spending even a small amount of time outdoors can be good for the soul, and you don’t even need to leave your backyard to get those benefits. Here are a few budget-friendly outdoor decor ideas that can help you enjoy the warmer weather.

Get weather-resistant pillows

Spruce up wooden and metal outdoor furniture with pillows for a comfier and cozier space. Be sure to choose pillows that have weather-resistant covers, so they last longer.

Have a space to store furniture and pillows when not in use

To extend the life of your pillows and furniture even more, have a dry space you can store them when not in use to keep them out of the elements. This will help them look their best for longer.

Make a she shed

You’ve herd of the man cave. Now introducing the she shed! This is a place where the lady of the house can enjoy the things she loves, whether that’s a craft space, a reading nook or whatever she likes. You can make a she shed with a small budget as well, especially if you have a sizeable shed to convert. A simple chair, a small table and some comfy pillows are the start of a space to wholly call your own.

Make a fire pit

There’s nothing quite like a fire on a warm summer evening. Making a fire pit is actually fairly cost effective. You can find plenty of inspiration online for building one you love, or you can buy kits that give you all the materials you need. If you do make a fire pit, always operate it safely and never leave a fire unattended. Finally, make sure your fire pit adheres to local rules and regulations.

Use string lights for a warm glow

String lights are relatively inexpensive, simple to set up and can be taken down just as easily. They also help make your space usable well into the night. Draping them over table or wrapping them around a tree can transform a space.

Add perennials for splashes of colour

You can find low-cost perennials at almost any garden centre. These plants are easy to care for and can explode with colour and life, making your outdoor spaces even more beautiful.

The right decor touches for an outdoor space can make your yard much more enjoyable and usable. Even on a budget, you can transform almost any yard into your own personal oasis.

This story is brought to you by Great West Media Content Studio. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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