Awww! Summer in the City
Photo by James Bombales, design by Kate + Co Design Inc.
Outdoor furniture is notoriously expensive, and once you’ve thrown down $1,200 on a four-piece conversation set, your budget for decor is likely to take a hit. Whether you’re looking to add character to a narrow balcony or a sizable patio, we’ve got you covered with this collection of 10 wallet-friendly outdoor decor pieces — all for under $25.
1. Cement Planter from Structube, $8.00
These Spanish tile-inspired planters are made from cement, so they’re less likely to tip over on a windy balcony. Choose from four eye-catching colors and patterns.
2. Fringe Indoor Outdoor Lumbar Pillow from World Market, $17.99
Photo: World Market
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: fringe is in. This boho glam lumbar pillow will add a touch of texture to your outdoor space.
3. Patterned Pitcher from H&M Home, $12.99
Photo: H&M Home
Serve refreshing summer drinks from an equally cool pitcher, like this one from H&M Home. Featuring a watermelon or lemon motif, it’ll make your outdoor decor a little bit sweeter.
4. Plastic Serving Tray from Bouclair, $24.99
Made of durable plastic and available in six vibrant colors, this functional serving tray can be used to anchor an outdoor vignette or deliver hors d’oeuvres at your next dinner party.
5. Clear Bulb String Light Set from Walmart, $19.98
Proper outdoor lighting is essential — otherwise, you and your guests will be sitting in the dark come dusk. Brighten up your backyard with bistro lights, like this affordable and positively-reviewed set from Walmart.
6. Indoor Outdoor Rug from IKEA, $14.99
Most condo balconies are equipped with rough concrete flooring, which feels cold underfoot. Inject warmth and color into your space with a water-resistant flatwoven runner that suits long and narrow balconies.
7. Ceramic Garden Gnome from Target, $9.99
Protect your lawn (or teeny-tiny fire escape) with a gilded ceramic gnome. Weighing in at less than a pound, it’s easy to move him around until you find a spot that suits your fancy.
8. Hoop Handle Mini Watering Can from Terrain, $18.00
Keep your balcony garden looking green with a galvanized metal watering can. The hoop handle gives it a sculptural look, while the teal and mint powder-coated paint makes it a trendy buy.
9. Set of 3 Citronella Candles from Amazon, $24.99
Ward off pesky mosquitoes with a set of three soy wax candles infused with citronella oil. The natural insect repellent emits a lemony scent and the portable travel tins are incredibly chic.
10. Striped Outdoor Throw from Canadian Tire, $19.99
Photo: Canadian Tire
There’s no reason to bring the party inside once the sun goes down. Keep a few blankets on hand for chilly evenings, like this 100 percent cotton indoor/outdoor throw. It’s machine washable and will add a splash of color to your outdoor decor.
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