By Shannon Hanrahan • May 04, 2015
April showers bring May flowers, so it is time to finally get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. If you are anything like me, you have been dreaming all winter long of long days spent lounging in the backyard, hamburgers on the grill, and dinners that go late into the warm evening. Summer is by far my favorite season of the year, and a large part of that is because of the great memories I have spending time outside having barbeques. There is nothing worse than being stuck inside because your backyard isn’t prepped for summertime fun. So stop being that person and get ready for summer with these tips on building the patio of your dream on budget with Bellacor.
Before you even think of having anyone over to your place, you are going to need the right furniture to make a statement. The size of your patio/backyard is clearly going to determine where you will be starting. Even on a small budget, you can make your space the perfect oasis, so you just need to decide what you want your oasis to be like. If you are looking to have somewhere to entertain, start with a table and chairs, or if you just want a space to relax, get a few lounges. If you have a larger budget and the space for everything, then go crazy and get it all.
This marble bistro table and chair combo is perfect for your smaller patio or balcony! Add some fresh flowers to the table, and you will have the perfect setting for a little coffee and reading time.
If you have a larger family or just know that everyone is going to want to come to your house after you prep your yard, then this Vifah Wood Table is the perfect choice. It sits 8 people comfortably and will take your dinner seamlessly into the night.
Speaking of nighttime, no good patio is without proper outdoor lightning. You are working hard to make everything look beautiful, so why not show it off? Get a few spotlights and landscape lights to highlight different areas in the yard, and so that the party doesn’t have to stop once the sun goes down. If you want to get really fancy, you can always install those hidden rock/animal speakers in the garden to set the mood (and keep your other garden statues company).
Arguably my favorite part of my backyard (well my parents’ backyard), anytime of the year, is the fire pit. I can’t imagine my future home without one. Can anyone say s’mores? If your friends and family aren’t already gathering on your patio, this will truly seal the deal. Fire pits not only keep the surrounding area warm, but they also help keep those pesky bugs away. So it is just as practical as it is fun. Bellacor offers a variety of styles from stone to copper to slate to your to fit the décor you are going for.
Lastly just add some flair to your furniture with colorful pillows, plates, and serving trays. If you are going to get cushions, extend their life by bringing them inside when they aren’t being used or at least stored away somewhere. You don’t want to be that person with a beautiful backyard but dirty furniture. It will also get you more for your money because they will have less wear and tear overall.
These red chaise lounge cushions would add the perfect pop of color to your patio and are not difficult to match when you are getting the rest of the items to fulfill all your entertaining needs.
Creating the patio of your dreams can be done on any budget as long as you have a clear idea of how much space you have and what you want to accomplish with the space. As always, we want to make sure you get the most for your money and have Bellacor promo codes to make sure you are truly the hostess (or host) with the mostest.
Shannon Hanrahan Shannon is a LA transplant from Philadelphia and a social media junkie. When she is not Pinteresting or Instagraming away, she enjoys eating dessert first, traveling to new places, and being a self-proclaimed DIY expert (aka HGTV addict).