These 6 Finds Will Jazz Up Your Terrace for Summer Without Breaking the Bank

published Jul 1, 2018
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Tired of staring at your bleak, empty terrace? Stricken with indecision as to what, exactly, you can do to jazz things up without spending a ton of money? Take a page from our book. With the addition of some simple string lights, lanterns, and pretty planters, you’ll have your tiny bit of paradise looking every bit as stylish as the rest of your home.

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This gorgeous antique brass and glass hurricane will complement any modern decor, whether placed on a side table or on the ground near the edge of your railing. The 8.5-inch height and tapered hexagonal shape will accommodate a candle up to three inches wide.

Succulents, $4 each

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These diminutive succulents (each clocks in at 2.5 inches high) would look attractive spaced out individually on your balcony ledge or grouped together for more of a statement effect.

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Battery-operated and shaped like origami, these string lights feature 10 bulbs housed in off-white paper prisms. Be forewarned: They’re not totally weatherproof, so take caution during summer thunderstorms by draping them under a covered ledge or simply bring indoors when the weather turns gray.

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This mid-century modern wooden plant stand is handmade from your choice of four different hardwoods, and is reversible so you can customize each to your plants’ individual height and needs. The accompanying ceramic pot does not feature a drainage hole, but is easily drillable should you prefer to add one.

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This graphic pillow will liven up any small outdoor space and provide lumbar support at the same time. It’s great for outdoor use since the cover is removable and machine washable; it’s also a convenient feature when you and your guests are a little too eager to double dip into the guacamole.

Outdoor Rug at Target, $25

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Generously sized at 30″ x 50″, this affordable rug can work with a number of decor styles. The tassels say boho chic, while the graphic shapes read clean minimalist. Should it get dirty, a simple rinse with water will restore it to like-new condition.