When it comes to furnishing your patio, it can get pricey pretty quickly. Patio furniture tends to be a hefty cost that can make or break your outdoor patio experience! While sometimes it is better to buy the big-ticket items, patio furniture is one of those categories where you can get away with saving and going for a lower cost option.
Spending thousands of dollars on items you will only use for a few short months (at least here in Utah), may not be the way to go for a lot of people. You can find stylish and affordable patio furnishing with a little searching, but the key to getting the good stuff is shopping early! Our favorite stores for affordable patio furniture sell out quickly, so if you know you want to get patio furniture this year, the time to start shopping is now!
A good approach to working on your outdoor space is to start with the basics. Decide if you want a lounging area with comfortable seating or if you want an outdoor dining space. If you have room for both, start by focusing on one area and get it fully complete and functional before starting on the other portion. Get all the furniture for that space and then work on accessorizing.
When it comes to accessorizing an outdoor space, you want it to feel like an extension of your home. Whether your main focus is entertaining, family fun, or a chill backyard oasis, keep your priorities in mind when picking the final pieces. A large outdoor rug can help to ground the space and make it feel more inviting while throw pillows are essential for comfort, and tabletop accessories like coasters, a citronella candle, and a unique planter help to complete the space.
Lighting is an essential part of a patio space. While it may not be a concern during the daytime, once night falls you will want some form of light. We always recommend adding string lights to any covered outdoor space for that cozy ambiance during those late summer nights. Lanterns, candles, and a fire pit are a great way to go if string lights are not an option!
We have rounded up a few of our favorite budget-friendly finds to help you get started on your patio space for summer!