creating a sustainable And budget-Friendly outdoor living space

I'm a big outdoor gal so I love to make the most of any outdoor space I have at home. But big or small, furnishing and decorating an outdoor space can be costly - to the environment and the wallet. Buying a lot of new plastic and steel patio furniture isn't the most sustainable way to create a stylish outdoor room. 

Instead, think about using:

  • handmade wooden furniture, or a diy wooden table or bench
  • used and vintage furniture that would look great when weathered
  • old wicker furniture spray painted a new colour
  • an ugly old kitchen table painted, or just left as is with a beautiful tablecloth over it
  • camping chairs made chic with colourful pillows and throws
  • your own indoor decor and rugs brought outside to a covered porch
  • tea light candles in mason jars
  • clay pots and old baskets for planters and as decoration
  • flowers and greenery to make things lush

Have fun getting creative to create a cozy outdoor space of your own, without spending tons of money on new furniture. Celebrate our planet with sustainable outdoor living! 

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Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.