10 Easy, Affordable Ways to Chic Up Any Outdoor Space

10 Easy, Affordable Ways to Chic Up Any Outdoor Space
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If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space where you live—however tiny—it’s time to do it up right! No more leftover Christmas lights and makeshift seating (no, a pillow doesn’t count).

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Styling your patio, porch, or balcony does not mean breaking the bank. We found 10 beautifully decorated outdoor spaces, along with affordable-yet-chic shoppable pieces that emulate similar looks. Check them out here, and get inspired to update your own spot.

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A low rattan stool is great for kicking your feet up or just bringing a natural touch to a walled-in patio like this one (along with plenty of hanging plants).

Photo: The Tiny Canal Cottage

This ultra-affordable banana-fiber stool will do the trick.

Alseda stool, $30; at Ikea

Neutral furniture and accessories—including well-placed lighting—makes this outdoor area feel cozy.

Photo: Nuevo Estilo

Get a similarly intimate look with these basket lanterns.

Solar Basket Lantern, $7; at Clas Ohslon

A cube pouf ottoman, among other soft-colored and textured touches, makes this deck feel homey.

Photo: Style at Home

This outdoor pouf will go with everything, and is upholstered in recycled, UV-protected fabric.

Harbor Outdoor Pouf, $59; at Joss and Main

A modern, minimalist white stool that doubles as a side table is both chic and practical.

Photo: Trex

This simple stool has a removable top so you can use it as storage.

Haste Stool in white, $36; at LexMod

Gold accents bring an ornate, luxe feel to this patio—a rare quality for an outdoor space.

Photo: WedLuxe

This gold-printed pillow, upholstered in weather- and fade-resistant fabric, will bring a bit of glamour to your own porch or patio.

Cubic Delay Throw Pillow, $23; at Society6

Hanging furniture somehow screams "relax" much more than your basic patio chair.

Photo: HGTV

This under-$50 version brings a laid-back bohemian vibe to your space.

Algoma 44-inch Hanging Cotton Rope Chair, $45; at Overstock

A low-commitment, minimal-investment way to add lushness to your space: strewing it with flowers and lanterns, which are both instant atmosphere-creators.

Photo: Style Me Pretty

This classic steel lantern is an outdoor investment piece that will last forever.

Malta Lantern in Bronze, $49; at Pottery Barn

Sometimes throw pillows with words can be cheesy—but not here, where it so aptly describes the setting.

Photo: Anne Charlotte Andersson

This natural canvas customizable pillow is just as cool and understated.

Finch and Cotter Customizable HOME State Coordinates throw pillow, from $38; at Etsy

Even a tiny urban balcony can feel stylish and thoughtful with the right furniture.

Photo: Alvhem

This metal bistro table-and-chairs folding is a total steal, and brings instant character to any little space.

Metal Patio Bistro Set in Turquoise, $115; at Target

When the sun sets, most outdoor areas are all about having the right lighting. These votive candles, lanterns, and overhead lights make this nook a place you want to be.

Photo: Nordic Day

These 2-inch incandescent glass bulb strings go a step above drugstore Christmas lights.

Outdoor Globe String Lights, $42; at Lights for All Occasions

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