If your deck could use a face lift but your budget won’t allow for major remodeling, you might want to consider a do-it-yourself painted “rug” to add some spice and interest. When applied in a rug-type design, paint can give the decorating feel of a rug without the expense. And a painted surface is much easier to keep clean than a real rug. With not much more than a paintbrush, painter’s tape, and a few colors of exterior paint, you could have a fresh new look in a matter of hours.
As this HGTV video shows, outdoor decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little effort and some inspiration, you can spruce up your surroundings in a short time. And the beauty of this tip is that if your tastes change, you can easily redo it in another color or design later without much cost.
Your home should be a reflection of your own personal style. While you may want to hire an architectural landscape designer for major projects, don’t be afraid to experiment with simple outdoor decor ideas such as this one.