How to Build a Beautiful Outdoor Space on a Budget

As flowers start to bloom and temperatures start to rise, it's finally time to start prepping your patio space for spending more time outdoors. No matter the size of your budget (or patio space!), Houzz offers a large selection of simple and affordable solutions for building a gorgeous outdoor oasis. Scroll down to see what fabulous finds we're snagging that all of your friends and family can enjoy. Let the outdoor soirees begin!

Wooden outdoor accent chairs with a natural wood coloring seat and white arm rests photo

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Oak Armchairs, Set of 2

Update your outdoor space by dressing your patio with these stylish and functional armchairs. The acacia wood and galvanized steel material makes this seating option a durable choice. Style with the leaf pillow below and arrange around a steel fire pit to create a tropical oasis you'll love retreating to after a long day.

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Natural rope hanging hammock photo

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Outdoor Rope Hammock

Sit back and relax this summer while lounging in this hanging hammock. While you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on a hammock, this rope option is less than $40 (and it's super comfortable!). Simply hang from a tree or purchase a stand to display on your patio. No matter where you place it, you'll log many summer hours in this outdoor must-have.

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White midcentury lounge chair photo

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White Accent Chair, Set of 2

No need to compromise on style when you're revamping on a budget. This modern accent chair is the ultimate addition to your outdoor space. The chair's sleek lines and contemporary design will keep your patio looking chic while adding more seating options for guests. The best part? These versatile chairs can easily be used year-round by styling them in your dining room or family room during the off-season.

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Square pillow with tropical leaf print photo

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Outdoor Leaf Throw Pillow

One of the easiest (and most affordable!) ways to inject style into your space is to decorate with throw pillows. This fun, leaf-print number instantly brightens your patio furniture with a coastal vibe—even if you're landlocked. Featuring water- and mildew-resistant fabric, this throw pillow is ready to make a statement come rain or shine.

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Brown wicker egg chair with cream cushions photo

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Teardrop Lounge Chair with Cushion

Here's a chair that's ready to cater to every type of lounger. Whether you're one to gaze up at the stars or looking for a new nesting spot to catch up on your latest read, this teardrop chair is the perfect piece to add to your patio space. Its unique design and comfortable cushions will make it a huge hit for many summers to come.

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5-Set outdoor dining set with mesh black seating photo

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Acacia Wood Dining Set

If you're looking for a patio dining set that's stylish and affordable, then this five-piece option is just for you. Seating up to four people, this set is the perfect place to take family dinners or intimate gatherings outdoors this summer. Place a patio umbrella next to it for extra shade during those sunny days.

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Industrial outdoor patio lights photo

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Patio String Lights

Prep your backyard space for outdoor entertaining by hanging these string lights on your pergola or fence. Whether you're planning on hosting large parties or a few small get-togethers, having proper lighting is a must. Not only is it essential for keeping the party going once the sun goes down, but it also adds soothing ambience.

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Farmhouse wooden lantern with a handle photo

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Wood Lantern

Many people like decorating their outdoor space with fresh flowers and pretty plants, but another chic option is to use lanterns. Style this handmade beauty on your outdoor dining table or next to your patio furniture. Place a neutral-colored candle inside to keep things simple, or select a pop of color for a festive touch.

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