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4 Affordable Ways to Spruce Up an Outdoor Area

Whether you have a balcony, patio, or lanai—you can easily transform it into a relaxing corner

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Photography: Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photo)

A limited floor area shouldn't stop you from having a personal nook where you can enjoy quick snacks or read a good book. Whether you have a sprawling garden or a tiny balcony, you can have a cozy space that you can escape to with the help of these budget-friendly ideas:

Set up a conversation area

Plan the layout of the space. Position chairs, stools, and floor pillows around a small coffee table so you won't have too many pieces floating around.

Add a woven rug or banig

The traditional banig helps establish your new outdoor living space and it can serve as an extra seating, too.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Add potted plants

You can turn your balcony into a mini garden! However, depending on the plants, you may want to gather them nearby to shield you from the heat of the sun. It's always advisable to place them where the afternoon sun is coming from.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Opt for brightly colored pillows and accessories

Create a fun and easy vibe by adding in vibrant furnishings and light fabrics.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

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