18 Decor Pieces Under $25 to Dress Up Your Outdoor Space
Your outdoor space is one of the best places for entertaining friends and family. With happy hours, barbecues and all that lounging around, we can’t say it’s all that bad. Now’s the time to spruce up that space for the homestretch of summer and early fall sunshine. Because, before you know it, colder months will be here and your outdoor space will likely lose out to Netflix. Scroll on for fun lighting, essential accent decor, modern ways to show off your green thumb and everything you need to turn your backyard into entertainment central — all at less than $25 a pop.
Forget boring furniture and decor that everyone else has! Instead, make a big impact with fun and essential accent decor pieces that make use of patterns to carry the eye through your space. Upgrade your outdoor space even further with a few select items like fun seating, boho wall hangings and modern serving trays. Your neighbors won’t want to leave.
Room Essentials Black Serve Tray ($13), IKEA HÅLLÖ Outdoor Cushion ($25), CB2 Acrylic Napkin Holder ($17), Threshold Natural Woven Pillow ($20), Pillowfort Mint Woven Bin ($8), Room Essentials Black Triangle Pillow ($10), Papersource Gold Confetti Tumblers ($20, set of two), Boho Boutique Wild at Heart Tapestry ($18), Trans Ocean Imports Sorrento Rugby Stripe Rug ($25)
Lighting is perfect for creating just the right mood, whether you’re looking for a chic, trendy or romantic vibe. Swap your average lights for statement-making fixtures to illuminate long summer nights. You’ll love sitting under the stars and soft lighting while you’re hosting a date, a party or just a few friends. And with the right ambiance, you’ll be able to keep the night going way into the wee hours.
If you want to amp up your outdoor space and create a more natural look, an assortment of planters is the perfect way to go. Host an awesome hang sesh that feels slightly more intimate just by adding some extra green with suspended plants. If you’re serving food, decorate the table tops and walls with a traditional planter. Play with color and let your imagination run wild.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!