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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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