Inspiration for an Outdoor Living Area Refresh 

In the summer we spend most of our family time hanging out in our backyard and on our deck in the late afternoons and evenings. Essentially, the deck becomes a major outdoor living area for us and I love to add decorations and refresh pillows each season to make the space more welcoming. Here’s some Inspiration for an Outdoor Living Area Refresh with a small budget. Take a peek at the fun new additions I was able to make to our deck for just under $25 thanks to some budget finds from Walmart. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration on how you can make some simple additions to your deck or porch to make the space more lovely for summer.

Inspiration for an Outdoor Living Area Refresh

Add a Pop of Color with New Pillows

I added the Coral Trellis pillows from the Mainstays brands at Walmart. Each of these Coral Trellis 16″ pillows from the Mainstays brand were only $5. What a great deal and I love the bold and bright color of coral for summertime.

Add a Cermaic Lantern

I love adding lanterns along with plants to my deck. Lanterns add some nice color but also seem to make the space feel more like a living area than just hanging out in a garden. Plus the lanterns on a table make for a cleaner space than a potted floral plant — since all the soil typically spills out of a plant when you water it creating a real mess! that far better than

I found this ceramic lantern in white from the Better Homes and Garden line at Walmart. It was only $14.97 and is available in a variety of shades like navy, aqua, and white.

What we Bought at Walmart for our $25 Outdoor Living Area Refresh

Again all this was just under $25 at Walmart. Hooray!

  

Before and After Photos of our Outdoor Living Area Refresh

Take a peek at my before and after photos below. You can see I only added a few small touches but I think it makes the area much more welcoming for summer and freshens up the place for guests and our own enjoyment.

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About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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