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Whenever the weather is warm, your outdoor is the best place to hang out and relax with your friends. As such, whether you have a small balcony or a spacious deck, it is important that you always keep it aesthetically pleasing and accommodating. However, if you have not updated the look of your outdoor space for quite some time now because you are worried that you might need to spend a fortune, you might want to think again.

Contrary to popular belief, improving the look of your outdoor space doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. In fact, with a little creativity, some spare time during the weekend and some upgrading on the things that you already have, you can bring back the jazz to your outdoor space without breaking the bank. Here are some ways how you can do so.

Repaint or replace your outdoor furniture
If your old outdoor furniture are still in great condition, you can them look good as new by repainting them with a striking hue. Using a spray paint is the best option you can go for as it is widely available in different colors and can befit any type of surface. When picking paint colors, make sure that they will blend well with the current tone of your home’s exterior. Or, you may also choose something that will pop out against the greens and blooms.

If your old outdoor furniture are already worn out, however, it is probably worth replacing them. You can search the Internet or flea markets to find affordable vintage furnishings. Then, give them a facelift by spray painting them.

Dress up the place with fabrics
In order to give your outdoor space a dynamic look without spending too much, you can dress up the place with fabrics. Throwing some patterned pillows as well as bright cushions on the seats will help add color to the space, while adding floor pillows will give guests extra seating. To turn your outdoor space into an intimate space, opt for curtains instead of wood panels or trellises. Not only will the soft curtains provide the privacy you need against passers-by, they will also make the space all the more relaxing to stay in. To anchor the entire space and at the same time make a visual center, place a weather-resistant outdoor rug.

Let there be light
Of course, it is likely that you will be entertaining guests in your outdoor space at night. So to make sure that you will be able to see each other and that they won’t trip or bump into your furniture as they make their way to your outdoor space, outfit the place with lights. As simple as candles held by votive or mason jars and then placed in strategic locations can go along way to brighten up the entire space and at the same time set the right mood for a good conversation. If the main entertainment area of your outdoor space is covered and has access to electricity, you may opt to hang Chinese lanterns to inexpensively light up the place and provide an excellent nighttime ambiance.

Decorate with greens and blooms
To make your outdoor space feel more lush, decorate it with plants. Arrange different sizes of flowerpots together. Try to mix things up a little bit to add variety. That is, you may combine flowers of different shades, textures and leaf sizes in one corner to liven up the space. Their containers also offer you an opportunity to unleash your creativity. So show off what you’ve got by painting or drawing them.

Written by Ericka who writes content for HomeCoatings a company based in UK who offer range of roof and wall coatings services to customers throughout the UK.