Fun and Frugal DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Fun and Frugal Outdoor Lighting Ideas

We live in Northwest Florida and spend a lot of time outdoors pretty much year ’round, but I like to spruce things up in our outdoor living spaces each spring when the days are getting longer and the weather nicer. One of my favorite ways to liven up our patios and outdoor spaces is to light them up with fun and frugal lighting options.

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15 Beautiful Outdoor Decor Ideas

15 Fabulous Outdoor Decor Ideas

Spring has sprung and we’re spending lots more time outdoors! We’ve put up a new table umbrella with built-in lights and are decorating our patios and porch. Our old hummingbird feeder was getting kind of gunked up so we picked out a new one and have already seen a few hummingbirds scouting it out! What kind of things do you enjoy in your outdoor living areas? Check out the list below for some of our favorites:

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15 Fun and Creative DIY Outdoor Decor Crafts

15 Fun and Creative DIY Outdoor Decor Crafts

We’ve been having some gorgeous spring weather here and are spending more time outside than we have in awhile so we’re working on sprucing up our patio and outdoor living areas like with these inexpensive solar “light bulbs” (seriously a buck each at Family Dollar!) and now we’re excited to make some of these outdoor crafts like the solar fairy houses shown above. Check out the great list of DIY outdoor decor craft ideas and let us know which is your favorite!

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Outdoor Living Area Decorating Tips


Your porch, yard and other outdoor areas are more than just extensions of your home. They are unique living areas that make living in your home and entertaining more enjoyable. At times, it can be easy to forget about decorating these spaces because they are outdoors. However, you can implement these decorating tips to add some extra style without breaking the bank.

Use Bold Colors

Your outdoor living spaces are the perfect places to add bold colors. Although you might not choose such strong colors for the interior of your home, they can really pop outside.

When you choose bold, bright colors, small touches can make a big difference. Purchase brightly colored cushions or throw pillows for your seating areas, or add a vibrant umbrella to provide both color and shade.

Increase Comfort

When you and your guests are sitting outside, you want to be as comfortable as possible, so you don’t want to sacrifice comfort for style. Fortunately, there are plenty of items available that accomplish both goals.

If you’re trying to save money while adding extra seating, consider purchasing your outdoor furniture when it goes on clearance at the end of the season. This allows you to buy high quality items that will last for years at a fraction of the regular cost.

Add Personal Touches

Finally, don’t forget to add personal touches to your outdoor living spaces. This makes your spaces stand out from the crowd, and it also makes them more meaningful to you.

Ordering outdoor flag sets is an excellent way to display your patriotism while adding a splash of style to your yard. Some people only put out their flags on Independence Day or Memorial Day, but they can be used more often to show honor and respect.

There are also plenty of ways to incorporate your favorite colors, patterns and styles into your outdoor living area. When you’re brainstorming ideas, don’t be afraid to incorporate some of the stylish touches from the interior of your home and bring them outdoors. This creates a seamless experience as you walk from the inside of your home to the outside.

You don’t have to be a professional designer or decorator to create outdoor living spaces that are stylish and comfortable. You’ll love having these areas to use when entertaining or simply relaxing with your family at the end of a busy day.


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