Yes, it’s possible to transform your outdoor space for a hundred bucks. There are plenty of patio ideas on a budget that can dress up a small apartment balcony or backyard patio.
6 Ways to Dress Up Your Patio and Yard
Refreshing your outdoor living space with some store-bought or DIY projects doesn’t have to be expensive. We have tips for both dressing up the garden and making your patio or porch fit for evening cocktails. Each of these projects will set you back about $100.
1. Gravel Is Your Best Friend
If you want to extend your patio (assuming you’ve got the space), don’t spend gobs of money pouring concrete or buying any lumber. Instead, grab a few bags of gravel.
All you need to do is to make sure your ground is level (or level it out with the gravel), place some landscape fabric to prevent weeds, and pour away! Purchase a few paver stones, and for less than $100, you’ve got a larger space. You may even have left over money to use toward other decorative items.
2. Design Your Own Outdoor Rug
Outdoor rugs can get expensive fast. The good news is that you can purchase cheap ones, but they’re often plain or come in drab colors (if you like taupe, all the power to you). Better yet scour your local thrift store or yard sales — make sure the color is light enough you can paint over it.
Once you’ve got your rug, grab some