Start with a monochromatic palette
Great news, minimalists: monochrome is all the rage. “You can pull off a polished look without overdoing it,” says Real Simple. White, ivory, or grey tables and chairs will give your backyard a modern, sophisticated appearance. For a low-budget makeover, try sanding and spray-painting an old kitchen set, or using monochrome pillowcases to cover outdated seat cushions. Here’s how to create a stunning color scheme in your home.
Add colorful accents
If all white or grey isn’t your style, spice up plain patio furniture with lively embellishments. “A terrace gets a bold pick-me-up from cushions in vibrant colors and modern prints,” advises Real Simple. Bright pillows, dishes, and napkins add a splash of color and lighten the mood, creating an eye-catching space for your guests to roam. Get a cheap and colorful set of dishes from the dollar store that you can use over and over again.