By Shannon Hanrahan • April 06, 2016
There’s something amazing about spring and finally being able to get back outside. Maybe it’s the simplicity that seems to come with the warmer weather or the ability to escape without actually having to go anywhere. Whatever the reason, it makes total sense why people can’t get enough of their outdoor lounging and entertainment spaces. If you’re looking out at your yard, porch, or roof and find that you're asking yourself how to revamp your patio, we can help you out. We’ve paired up with our friends at Overstock and brought you our favorite patio ideas to make your spring outdoor patio project affordable and easy:
One of the most essential parts of your patio is having somewhere to eat. Whether you only have room for a two-person bistro set or can fit the whole family, finding a table that works for you doesn’t have to be difficult. Your table will likely be your most expensive patio furniture purchase, but if you shop wisely, it’s an investment that will last you many years to come. If you are worried about the cost, just be careful what piece you choose; go for something timeless. The last thing you want to do is spend a large amount of money on the latest style, only to hate it in a few years.
You can find a wide variety of options to fit your needs in the Overstock outdoor furniture collection. Two types of materials to consider when you are starting your research are wood and metal. Wood outdoor furniture will never go out of style and is incredibly durable but still requires maintenance like sanding and restaining every year to keep it looking its best.
On the other hand, you can go with metal outdoor furniture like cast iron or wrought iron, which is also incredibly long lasting. You just have to make sure that you check for rust-resistant coating so that it can withstand the weather in your area. Whatever you do choose to buy, just make sure to take care of it so that it lasts many years. Otherwise, you might as well resign yourself to replacing furniture every year.
No outdoor space would be complete without somewhere to kick up your feet and relax. Even if you don’t have a ton of space to work with, you can easily create a nook for reading, relaxing, or family gathering. It will take a little creativity to bring your space alive and make your dreams a reality though. Whether you want to designate one of your patio table chairs as your chill spot or build a whole new lounging section, we promise that it will make all of the difference in the utility and aesthetics of your space.
One of the biggest and most affordable DIY patio furniture trends this season is pallet furniture. Repurposing old shipping pallets brings a rustic charm to your patio and is completely customizable. You can build couches, tables, and chairs all with old shipping crates. Of course, there are things to consider when you are picking up your pallets. While it is great that they are typically free, being aware of what they were used for and if they have been treated with any chemicals is extremely important. Check out this DIY ready article, "How to Know If A Pallet Is Safe to Use", so you know what to look for to keep yourself and your family safe.
If building your own furniture isn’t something you are interested in, or you want a mixture of DIY and professional, check out Overstock furniture for a wide variety of lounges, couches, rockers, and more for all of your relaxation needs. With our Overstock.com coupons, the only problem you’ll have is figuring out how to fit everything you buy.
If you really want to make your patio look its best, whether you are starting from scratch or revamping what you already had, you need to add pops of color and texture! You want to make your dining and lounging areas comfortable for both you and your guests, but despite what you might think, it really doesn’t take much effort to pull everything together. Even if you don’t really care about accessorizing, don’t skip this step. A great place to start is with Overstock rugs. They will instantly warm up your space and complement just about any style you are going for.
Make sure when you are shopping that you are choosing an indoor/outdoor rug that will be durable enough to handle all weather conditions and a lot of foot traffic. You can even play with the size, shape, and amount of rugs for your patio if you want to stray from the traditional rectangular look. From there, get a few matching pillows to use on the chairs and couches for long nights sitting under the stars. If you are going to keep them outside 24/7, make sure they are weather resistant.
If you really want to go above and beyond, purchase a few throws to have on hand so that you can bring them outside when it starts to get chilly. Check out all the throws in the Overstock bedding collection but try not to go into comfort overload; it is hard not wanting to buy everything. Although these additions might seem small, they will transform your patio in the best way possible.
These are just a few of our ideas on how to revamp your patio while sticking to a budget that works best for you. You definitely don’t have to spend a ton of money to create a space everyone else will envy, and we want to make sure that you are saving as much money as possible along the way. That is why we paired with Overstock to get you $45 off orders of $400 or more PLUS free shipping. Now you can stop asking where to buy outdoor furniture and you can get back outside and enjoy nature this spring!
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).