Decorating Outside for Summer – Create your outdoor sanctuary on a budget

Summer is well and truly here and its so great to be able to finally sit outside and read a book, dine outside and just to be able to enjoy your outdoor space.  I’ve posted some pics on budget ways on how to enhance and create a cosy atmosphere in your outdoor space.  Its easy and affordable.

Its all about:

Cushions, Candles, Flowers and a lick of paint.

The wonderful thing is that you don’t need a huge area or a huge budget to achieve your outdoor sanctuary and your table and chairs can be the focal point of your deck/patio/outdoor area.


You don’t need to have a big flashy outdoor dining table and chairs. Sometimes small is beautiful – like the pink table and chairs in the attached image that I picked up last year in Instore for about €80. Work with what you already have so if you’ve got a little table and chairs in the shed, pull it out and touch it up with a lick of paint in your favourite colour.  If you don’t want to sit on a hard seat source some bright, colourful cushions or country cottage style seat cushions.


Use some old pots, jars or old jugs as vases and pop some flowers in them and put them on your dining table.


Use your outdoor space in the evening. Just imagine sitting outside in the evening with a glass of wine. Create an atmoshpere by just scattering some candles or use lanterns and keep warm by wrapping up in a cosy, fleece blanket. You can use some jam jars and just put some tealight candles in them or source some lanterns.

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2 Responses to Decorating Outside for Summer – Create your outdoor sanctuary on a budget

  1. Rita Hagan says:

    As always you come up with stylish and simple ideas that seem so obvious when you look at the pictures, but when you try to think of it yourself it seems impossible. I’m thinking of how to make a little balcony cosy when it’s too full of things that have no space anywhere else so I’m now going to create some nice flower arrangements and get some colourful cushions. Thanks for an inspiring blog.

  2. Aww, thanks Rita. This solution would be absolutely perfect for a small balcony. Best of luck with your project and I’m sure you’ll have it looking fab.

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