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Outdoor Designer Looks for Under $500

January 22, 2015

The experts share tips on how to create your dream outdoor space for less than $500.

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Bohemian Outdoor Space

A bold, colorful area rug can transform a boring outdoor space into a lively area for entertaining. Designer Emily Henderson created this bohemian outdoor room with a patterned area rug, stumps-turned-cocktail-tables and basic string lights.

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Don't Forget the Ceiling

Designer Ashley Astleford's main focus when designing this room was incorporating a lot of color. Bringing color to a space can change its ambiance without emptying your wallet. Throw pillows do the trick, but paint unexpected surfaces — like the ceiling — to really brighten the room.

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Photo: Sandy Koepke

Rustic Outdoor Dining

Designer Sandy Koepke dressed up an old trellis with LED string lights and hanging plant chandeliers to create a charming rustic look. Complete the look with antique chairs you can find at the flea market, and fill antique lanterns with basic white candles. Photography by Jennifer Cheung

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Vibrant Wall

Vibrant paint can add a high-end look to a cement wall. Bonnie Bridges of Boor Bridges Architecture made the wall useful by attaching a wooden slab shelf and simple potted plants.

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