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Now we are blessed with an extra hour of sunlight in the evening and spending a lot more time in our gardens, it is time to get them looking in tip-top shape. Today, Inside Out Living are on hand to give you some insight into garden patio ideas on a budget, so that you can have your garden looking fabulous without breaking the bank…

1. Powerwash Your Patio

The first thing we would always recommend to do is give your patio a powerwash. This step only takes up a few minutes of your time but really does give your patio a new lease of life. If you do not have a powerwash, you can simply fill up a bucket of warm soapy water and use a scrubbing brush to get it squeaky clean.

2. Make Your Own Firepit

Firepits are perfect for creating beautifully warm ambient lighting whilst the sun sets and the evening arrives. It also kicks out a good amount of heat so that you can enjoy your outside garden space for a few hours longer. If you are on a budget, why not make your own fire pit? If you are unsure about how big your firepit should be, we would recommend that you start small initially and perhaps look online for a little inspiration. Please remember to be extremely careful and do plenty of research to ensure that a firepit is actually suitable for your outdoor space.

If you’re not comfortable with trying to make your own firepit, there are firepits and chimeneas available on Inside Out Living at affordable prices.

3. Give Your Fence A Lick Of Paint

painting old wooden fence with a green paint

If you’ve gotten here by searching ‘garden patio ideas on a budget’ or ‘budget garden patio ideas’ on Google or perhaps Bing, you’ve more than likely come across some extravagant yet incredibly far-fetched suggestions. Fortunately, sometimes a lick of paint is all your patio needs to spruce it up. We would highly recommend repainting your garden fence to brighten the space and make your surroundings look more put together. Why not opt for a different colour paint to tie in with the rest of your garden, a light grey tone or deep mahogany for example?

4. Bring The Inside Out

If you’re looking for garden patio ideas on a budget, there’s no better way of saving than simply using what you already have. This is why we highly recommend bringing soft furnishings from inside your home outdoors to your patio space. Blankets, throws and cushions are all perfect for sitting outdoors on, though they are likely to get dirty so do bear that in mind (it’s obvious, but we have to say it). There’s a range of soft furnishings available on Inside Out Living that you can either add to garden furniture or simply use to make the ground that little bit more comfortable. It may not seem like much but these cosy touches are amazing at lifting the space and giving outdoor patios a more welcoming feel.

Bramblecrest outdoor cushions lined up on bench

Just remember to bring indoor furnishing back inside again when you’re done, as they don’t tend to fare well if caught in the rain.

5. Create Some DIY Decorations

Now that we have more time on our hands than we’ve ever bargained for there’s you could have time to create some DIY decorations. why not use some old leftover cloth and create some bunting or you could even use some tin cans to create some mini lanterns. We’ve recently written a bit about DIY garden party decorations that might provide some inspiration, but there’s also plenty more out there if you’re really looking to get stuck in!

6. Invest In Good Quality Garden Furniture

Investing in high-quality garden furniture may seem like something you could do on a budget, but you’d be surprised. Firstly, if you buy from Inside Out Living, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for at a competitive price, plus you can choose to spread your payment over 6, 9, or 12 monthly instalments at 0% APR. What’s more, high-quality garden furniture will last for years upon years with the right care and attention. As a matter of fact, high-quality garden furniture can easily last for more than 10 years when properly protected and looked after.

Here are our tips and tricks on how you can take care of your garden furniture, depending on the material you have:

At Inside Out Living we have a number of different styles of garden furniture available whether you are looking for a bistro set, rattan garden furniture set, sun lounger,  or perhaps a hanging swing seat. We’re sure that you will find the perfect garden furniture set for you and your outside space no matter how big or small it may be.

7. Make Your Space Feel Bigger

Previously we mentioned bringing the inside out and how this can transform your garden space. Another great item that you can bring outdoors to make your garden space feel bigger and brighter is to buy a garden mirror. We love the look of these being attached to a fence this allows the patio to feel bigger and reflects the light in your garden which may not hit which may not capture a lot of natural sunlight.

8. Create A Veg Patch

Vegetable planter surrounded by vegetables

Did you know that gardening is really good for your mental health? It’s true! Studies have shown that gardening can relieve stress and help anxiety. Just because you have a small outside space doesn’t mean that you need to Sacrifice not being able to do things you love. Why not create a mini vegetable patch in your patio garden space and grow the things that you love? If you’re short on space or looking for a little help getting started, you can buy mini vegetable planters or even make your own!

9. Add Some Plants That Represent Important Things In Your Life

A beautiful way of adding a personal touch to your patio is to have a small flower patch and plants and flowers that represent you and the things in your life if. Even if you’re short on space it means that you can have a small touch of the things you love and that are important to you are blooming in your garden as a lovely reminder.

10. Make Use Of Hanging Space

Often when it comes to gardening we forget that there is more space available than just on the ground. A great way to make use of a small patio garden space is to make use of more height in your garden. Why not make use of hanging baskets and shelves to utilise more storage?


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