Outdoor Lounge Design With A DIY Twist

Greetings, Decoist Readers. Kate proper right here, and for many who’ve been following my present posts, you perceive that one among my prime summer season duties has been creating an outdoor lounge on my patio–an outdoor lounge on a worth vary! First I explored some key elements of out of doors lounging areas, along with a cosy place to sit, fashionable cushions, and crops that make an impression.

Create an outdoor lounge Outdoor Lounge Design With A DIY Twist

Create an outdoor lounge

Next I shared some design inspiration for an outdoor summer season retreat, from striped supplies to cinder blocks and crops. Below you probably can see various of the photographs that served as inspiration for my outdoors lounge:

Summer lounge inspiration Outdoor Lounge Design With A DIY Twist

Summer lounge inspiration

Today I’m sharing the outcomes of my design problem with you! I’m very proud of my new outdoors lounge, and I can fortuitously report that I obtained right here in barely under my allotted worth vary of $100! Read on for all of the small print…

DIY design meets budget-friendly purchases in this summer lounge

DIY design meets funds-nice purchases on this summer season lounge

The Perfect Lounging Area

With my funds of $100 or a lot much less, I knew that I have to be thrifty when it received right here to discovering outdoors seating of the lounging nature–lounge chairs are pricey, sometimes selling for a lot of hundred dollars! I decided to start out out with craigslist, nevertheless in my area, people seemed to be selling used lounge chairs for near the distinctive retail value. I thought-about perusing storage and property product sales for my lounge chair, nevertheless sometimes a hunt for an merchandise that substantial and specific can take weeks.

Affordable folding chaise lounge from Kmart

Affordable folding chaise lounge from Kmart

I knew that I wanted a lounger with a up to date look, so I began researching retail decisions. It didn’t take prolonged to know that the simplest-wanting, comfiest product for my value degree was the Garden Oasis Hinton Sling Folding Chaise, obtainable at Kmart and Sears for spherical $fifty seven. I hoped that this merchandise was as partaking in particular person as a result of it appeared on-line (as confirmed inside the photograph above). It was! And cozy too!


Lounge with outdoor curtainsTurn Your Patio Into A Stylish Outdoor LoungeCinder block possibilities for an outdoor lounge table

Cinder block prospects for an outdoor lounge desk

I immediately began exploring my outdoors facet desk decisions. After all, a lady needs a spot to set her chilly drink, e book  and capsule whereas lounging, correct? I decided to rely upon definitely considered one of my all-time favorite DIY supplies: cinder blocks. I’d even painted three of them sooner than the chair arrived, with the hopes of blending them with unpainted blocks to create considerably desk. But one factor in regards to the color combination of the painted blocks and the chair appeared off (see above).

Olive green outdoor lounge table with planter

Olive inexperienced outdoors lounge desk with planter

So I ended up using an olive inexperienced desk that I already had! When I purchased the desk years prior to now, it was turquoise, nevertheless I’d spray painted it a primary shade of inexperienced. The paint was starting to chip a bit, revealing the blue undertones, and I truly favored the distressed look that resulted.

A lounge chair, a pillow, a side table and a plant create a summer retreat

A lounge chair, a pillow, a facet desk and a plant create a summer season retreat

Next up: the pillow. I considerably thought-about making my very personal pillow. I even thought-about using outdoors tablecloth materials for a further dose of local weather-resistant sort. But then I found this gray and white striped pillow from Lowe’s for an fairly priced $13.ninety eight! It was exactly what I wanted. The description really lists the pillow as black and white, nevertheless in particular person, the stripes seem additional like a pleasing shade of charcoal.

Gray and white striped pillow on a modern lounger

Gray and white striped pillow on a up to date lounger

I then added an olive inexperienced planter that I’d purchased earlier this summer season for spherical $G.50. I love the monochromatic look created by the planter and the desk when combined. A snake plant was my greenery of choice, as confirmed above! You may be questioning what I did with the I cinder blocks I’d purchased, initially meant for the desk…

A DIY Cinder Block Planter

Yes, I created a cinder block planter! My lounging area needed barely little little bit of embellishment, in any case. As talked about, I began by painting quite a few of the blocks for considerably little little bit of choice. I left the sides and inside one in every of many painted blocks gray for added curiosity:

Paint your cinder blocks

Paint your cinder blocks

I then strategically stacked all of my blocks, making certain that the two larger gray blocks have been organized so that they’ve been open on prime–these blocks would keep crops. Note that as a result of the bottoms of these blocks are moreover “open”, they must be stacked on prime of the robust sides totally different blocks (barely than on totally different open sides). You don’t want the potting soil dropping to the underside of this development!

DIY cinder block planter in progress

DIY cinder block planter in progress

Then it’s time to plant! Gather your potting soil and the greenery of your choice. I opted for the snake plant, additionally referred to as mother-in-regulation’s tongue. Note that this plant is often used indoors, nevertheless it might probably work for shady outdoors areas. If the summer season heat begins to have a decrease than desired impression on the crops, I will change them out with one different choice.

Gathering soil and the plant of choice

Gathering soil and the plant of choice

I love the height and color that these snake crops add to the drab beige wall on my patio! I added a decorative rock to the very best of my planter, and I even positioned a rock inside one among many various openings. Until my cat decided to aim to eat it. Safety first!

The DIY planter is done!

The DIY planter is accomplished!

Summer Lounging

I’ve spent quite a bit time outside inside the ultimate week, due to my new cozy seating. Every outdoors lounge should have a chair that principally enables you to recline–collectively together with your ft up! Guess who else has been taking full advantage of the model new seating? Kitty!

Say yes to summer lounging

Say positive to summer season lounging

The pillow does wonders for once more assist. Plus, it supplies such a current, summery look to the lounge, don’t you assume?!

Summer lounging

Summer lounging

Creating an outdoor lounge on a worth vary is kind of potential, notably do you have to put cozy seating first, then combine DIY and used devices for the rest of the affiliation. Don’t be afraid to get clever, however as well as know that you just don’t have to make each little factor your self. If you uncover an superior deal (like a reasonably priced striped pillow), cope with your self!

A DIY cinder block planter

A DIY cinder block planter

Hope you’re having enjoyable with a soothing summer season!

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