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Deck Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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If you want a beautiful deck space, here are some deck decorating ideas on a budget to help you achieve your dream! Transform your deck into an enjoyable space for your family.

1. How to Decorate your Deck on a Budget

There’s nothing like hanging out with family in a beautiful outdoor space, especially when it doesn’t break the bank! To me it’s worth it to create an area that is not only beautiful but functions well for your family.

Our front deck may seem like such a little piece of real estate but for us it’s the culmination of a dream and a place for a to enjoy time together late in the evening.

Here’s what it looked like last year.

A chair in a garden

2. Where to start when decorating your deck

Every year I change up things in this space. Different flowers, new yard sale finds, maybe inexpensive pillows.

My advice is always to start with what you have, think creatively and try a few things before you go spend money! I do shop thrift stores and yard sales as many months out of the year as I can. Keep a list of what you need! It’ll be a lifesaver!

NC certainly can be HOT in the summer so thought needs to be given to the type of home decor and flowers that can withstand the heat.

A living room filled with pink flowers on a table

A living room with a purple chair

For the purposes of dreaming, just imagine there’s a cool breeze blowing as we sit down to a delicious glass of southern sweet tea!

3. Seasonal flowers add a touch of nature.

Flowers add beauty and a touch of nature to your outdoor space.

Taking care of flowers can be a lot of work but add warmth and beauty that can’t be duplicated. Plus, time spent among flowers distracts from the many pressures of daily life. Its a win/win for me!

A pink flower on a chair in a garden

Good glory though. There is a lot of pinching back flowers, watering and coaxing these babies to please not die in the extreme heat!

4. Use a patterned area rug to pull the colors together.

The most expensive addition at just over $100, but the one that added the most pizzazz was a patterned area rug.

A chair sitting in front of a window

I’m a gal who loves color and I’m lovin’ these accent stripes! 

A living room filled with furniture and a pink blanket

5. Throw pillows are a must!

I love the deck furniture we purchased from Big Lots two years ago but the cushions were faded from the sun. I bought a few throw pillows for under $10 each to give new life to this area.

A chair sitting in front of a house

I added a throw to bring out more of the colors in the rug. Doesn’t this just shout sunshine and happy days?

A screen shot of a living room

Plus, time spent among my flowers distracts from the many pressures of daily life. Its a win/win for me!

6. What’s the best thing to put on an outside deck?

The resin loveseat, chair and matching coffee table were bought years ago and have held up in the weather. They can be touched up with a little spray paint if necessary. This was our biggest investment in terms of decorating the outdoor deck.

Summertime is prime yardsale season (read my best tips here) and my deck is usually a recipient of a few treasures!

A living room filled with furniture and a pink building

To the left of the love seat is a chipped table I found for a couple of bucks and to the right is my $15 changing table turned DIY garden cart. I also have two wrought iron chairs I bought for a steal at $6 each and a wicker chest for $10.

A living room filled with furniture and a fireplace

7. Inexpensive Accessories

My garden cart sports inexpensive accessories, including this $5 treasure I hung above it. I didn’t originally buy this wall hanging for my outdoor room but it’s the perfect addition for the rustic casual look.

My red lanterns mingle with old garden tools amid lovely flowers. The brass planter conceals a hose for flowers because this is real life, folks, and those flowers sure do get thirsty!

A chair sitting in front of a building

I hope these deck decorating ideas will inspire and challenge you to create the outdoor space of your dreams!

A living room filled with furniture and a fireplace

I’d love to know how you’re spending your summer outdoors. Leave me a comment and let me know!

A living room filled with furniture and a fireplace

Deck Decorating Ideas

If you want a beautiful deck space, here are some deck decorating ideas on a budget to help you achieve your dream! Transform your deck into an enjoyable space for your family.

Materials
  

  • 1 Resin deck furniture
  • 1 Flowers and pots
  • Inexpensive patterned rug
  • 4 Floral and solid outdoor pillows
  • 1 Decorative accessories

Instructions
 

  • How to decorate your deck on a budget.
  • Where to start when decorating your deck.
  • Seasonal flowers add a touch of nature.
  • Use a patterned area rug to pull the colors together.
  • Throw pillows are a must!
  • What's the best thing to put on an outside deck?
  • Inexpensive accessories can be found at yard sales and thrift stores.
A stack of flyers on a table

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  1. with a pending move, there are so many many ideas flowing through my mind. The many folders on my internet are bulging with lovely things like your inviting deck ideas. thank you

    1. Hi, Brenda. How exciting to be moving! I’ll bet you have so many ideas to choose from. Good luck on your move and thanks for visiting my blog!

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