16 Pretty, Affordable Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space

by Kristen Bousquet
Apr 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Whether you're always entertaining or just love to kick it in the sun on nice days, having an outdoor space is a total luxury (or to some, a necessity). No matter how big or small your yard, patio or porch, there are easy ways to style it up a few notches on a budget.

Ahead, we've rounded up some of our favorite affordable outdoor decorating inspiration and shopping ideas. Happy spring!

1 /16: Outdoor pillows

1/16 :Outdoor pillows

Colorful outdoor pillows make nature feel homier.

2 /16: Outdoor pillows

2/16 :Outdoor pillows

Outdoor pillow covers (Jane, $7)

3 /16: Potted plants

3/16 :Potted plants

Is your space short on actual greenery? Add some potted plants.

4 /16: Potted plants

4/16 :Potted plants

National Tree 48-inch arborvitae with green pot (Bed Bath & Beyond, $68)

5 /16: Twinkling lights

5/16 :Twinkling lights

Twinkling lights add a little (non-cheesy) magic at night.

6 /16: Twinkling lights

6/16 :Twinkling lights

100-light clear mini string lights — white wire (Target, $6)

7 /16: Birdbath cooler

7/16 :Birdbath cooler

New DIY idea: Turn your birdbath into a cooler during outdoor parties.

8 /16: Birdbath cooler

8/16 :Birdbath cooler

Birdbath with bird decoration (Target, $40)

9 /16: Chill hammock space

9/16 :Chill hammock space

Hammocks aren't just trendy, they're comfy as hell. 

10 /16: Chill hammock space

10/16 :Chill hammock space

White hammock chair (Overstock, $36)

11 /16: Vintage furniture

11/16 :Vintage furniture

Scour your local flea market for vintage picks that can add elegance.

12 /16: Vintage furniture

12/16 :Vintage furniture

Clairette wooden traditional French accent chair (Jet, $165)

13 /16: Hanging plants

13/16 :Hanging plants

Hanging plants bring whimsy and draw the eye up to the sky.

14 /16: Hanging plants

14/16 :Hanging plants

Iris macrame hanging planter (Urban Outfitters, $24)

15 /16: Garden flags

15/16 :Garden flags

Customize your space with a personalized garden flag.

16 /16: Garden flags

16/16 :Garden flags

Custom spring garden flags (Jane, $12)