Trending: Creating an Inexpensive Outdoor Look!

Trending: Creating an Inexpensive Outdoor Look!

Gregory Han
Mar 27, 2009

With Spring here its time to starting thinking about sprucing up your backyards, patio and/or small deck. With so many furniture and accessory options available on line we took a look at some great inexpensive pieces to get you started.

Sofas and loungers are probably the first thing you want to start with when deciding how to decorate your outdoor area, since these are the largest items you will be putting outside. Consider this bask bench set from CB2 that has sleek lines if you are looking for that modern look. Or these loungers from Chiasso, which are a great way to relax with a book or chill out with your iPod. The red garden bench from Worldmarket is adorable and a great way to add a punch of color to your outdoor space. To keep all your drinks and mixes together in one area, a bar cart allows you to bring around refreshments to guests with ease...

If you don't have a enough room for a sofa set consider a bright Adirondack chair and table set like this one from WorldMarket. Suspended seating like these chair hammocks we found at are a great way to add extra seating. If you have a super small space a couple poufs like these from Ikea or these ottomans from West Elm might do the trick, just add a small low coffee table. And if you like to entertain on the weekends consider a fire pit to keep you and your guests warm like this one we found at

To finish off that outdoor look, lay down some outdoor rugs for that fun bohemian look. And don't forget to accessorize your tables with something like these outdoor lights to illuminate and set an inviting ambiance. If you have room to hang plants modern hanging planters from Chiasso or IKEA are affordable additions to an outdoor area.

If have a great inexpensive outdoor suggestion please let us know we would love to know what tips you can share with the AT community.

"Trending" is a weekly report from Vanessa De Vargas, owner of Turquoise, a Los Angeles furniture and interior decor business.

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