Before & After: Big Box Store No More

published Jul 18, 2014
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(Image credit: Zandra Zuraw)

Zandra wanted to give her outdoor space a little spruce up this summer. She couldn’t afford a super fancy patio set, but still managed to add some major personality to her budget, big-box store purchases.

(Image credit: Zandra Zuraw)

So. Much. Better.

Here are Zandra’s tips for this fun, colorful look:

  • Just switching out the pillows that came with the furniture set makes it feel less like it all just came out of a box.
  • Hanging plants give height to your space as well as a sense of privacy.
  • Add an outdoor rug to your space.
  • Bring in some foliage. Container herb and vegetable gardens are a great way to add a bit of nature and contribute to your summer meals.
  • Switching out the glass topped coffee table for one that’s made of wood makes the space reflect your own sensibility rather than the aesthetic of a big box store. We picked this piece up for $10. Two coats of paint later, we have a table that makes us feel like we’re in an outdoor “room.”

See more at Little Yellow Couch.

Thank you Zandra!