Cool Backyard Design Ideas on a Budget

Buy Used

When it’s time to furnish your outdoor space, think beyond the all-in-one sets at your local chain home improvement store, and instead scout thrift stores and estate sales for furniture you can repurpose. An old wooden table with mismatched chairs painted with bright colors makes for a cozy dining area, while traditional wicker chairs with cushions covered in outdoor fabric are perfect for lounging. Stock up on spray paint in vibrant colors – orange, turquoise, yellow – to help thrifted décor and plant pots stand out, as Di Zock did during her dreamy California backyard makeover.