Decorating your Outdoor Space Inexpensively!

Home Stager with Abella Home Staging & Redesign

Decorating your outdoor space inexpensively when staging your home can actually increase the value of your home. It does this by increasing your living space and curb appeal. When I'm doing a staging consultation with a client, I always try to improve on their curb appeal. Outdoor living space is one area that appeals to many buyers. There are so many ways to decorate your outdoor space without spending a fortune. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started!

  • Define your space. Create a seating area just like you would for your living room.
  • Furnish you space. Have mismatch furniture? Try painting them all the same color, that will unify the items.
  • Add drapes. if your lucky enough to have an arbor or gazebo, add drapes, that will dramatically change the appearance.
  • Stain your concrete.Their are so many beautiful colors that can turn your dreary concrete into beautiful array of colors.
  • Accessorize! Don't forget to bring in brightly colored pillows.
  • Treat your outdoor walls like your indoor walls. Hang wall art or any embellishment you desire, just make sure it can stand up to the elements.
  • Lighting. Hang string light, use lanterns or hurricane lamps to create ambience.
  • Use flowers. Whether in beds or pots, flowers add color.
Decorating your Outdoor Space doesn't have to be expensive. Look at magazines and visit local garden shops to get ideas! Of course you can invest and spend more money on elaborate items, but if you're looking to sell you home these suggestion won't break the bank!


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Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Carmela, some great ideas. I love the thought of hanging art on the outside wall of my patio....;-)

May 23, 2011 06:53 PM #1
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

I love outdoor living space.  Great ideas here.

May 23, 2011 06:55 PM #2
Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Teri, so do I!

May 23, 2011 09:08 PM #3
Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Thanks Cindy!

May 23, 2011 09:08 PM #4
Amy Bly
Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors - Montville, NJ
Styling Homes for Selling and Staying

Great ideas with the tented space, but don't know if I could get sellers to spring for that. Any idea how much that costs? 

May 24, 2011 12:11 AM #5
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Carmela--these are all great ideas and as you say, inexpensive.  In Hawaii we spend so much time outdoors that it's crucial to selling a property. 

May 24, 2011 06:42 AM #6
Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Amy, I've seen them at Costco, Home Depot and even target. They can range from $300- 1,000 depending on the quality. 

May 24, 2011 09:49 AM #7
Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Janet, oh Hawaii! Nice place to live! But I believe outdoor living can apply to everyone, you just have to take into account how long your season is and if it's worth spending the money on items that may be too costly!

May 24, 2011 09:52 AM #8
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

LOVE your suggestion to paint mis-matched furniture the same color!  Julie

May 24, 2011 10:14 AM #9
Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Julia, sometimes we overlook the simple things and it's easy enough to do!

May 24, 2011 11:08 AM #10
Wallpaper Birmingham

i bleive we can easily increase the value of our home by decorating outdoors and thanks for giving us the information how to maintain outdoors........great ideas here........



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