Most realtors recommend that sellers stage their homes before they hit the market. While a lot of focus needs to be on the interior, don’t neglect your outdoor spaces. During the summer, many buyers are looking for homes that offer some entertaining or lounging areas outside. Installing a deck or patio from scratch is pricey, but if you’ve got some preexisting, neglected outdoor spaces, now is the time to spruce them up! Even a dreary concrete pad can become a beautiful oasis with the right furniture and accessories.
So, how can you furnish your patio or deck without spending a fortune? There are plenty of options if you’re willing to do some research! Lucky for you, I’ve done some legwork for you. Here are a few patio sets that will look like a million bucks, but won’t cost you more than $400!
Seating/Lounging Patio Sets
Cushy loveseats and armchairs make a patio seem so welcoming. You can just picture spending an evening sipping wine and watching the fireflies. To make a cozy conversation set, I recommend a sofa and a couple of armchairs, or a sectional. Here are some inexpensive options.
The Mastholman line from IKEA has an incredibly appealing, bohemian look. I am obsessed with it. And, for just $340, you can snag a loveseat and two chairs! The perfect conversation set for any patio or deck.
Mastholman Chair $100
This is such a crazy steal, it’s almost unbelievable. You can pick up all four of these pieces from World Market for well under $200. With its clean lines and Mission style, it look much more expensive.
This set could not be more on trend. With neat details like hand-woven rattan and those fun, curvy shapes, this set gives off the perfect modern, bohemian vibe.
Dining Patio Sets
An outdoor dining area is a great selling point for buyers. There’s nothing nicer than having friends and family over for an outdoor cookout. If you stage a table and chairs the right way, buyers will picture themselves doing just that.
Dining sets can be especially pricey. Even though this one looks like it’s expensive, the price tag is super affordable. Nobody will ever know it’s from Walmart!
This super sleek set seats six (try saying that 5 times fast). It’s makes a huge statement, but won’t overwhelm a smaller space.
Make your Mid Century dreams come true with this low-slung casual set. Those chairs look comfy enough to enjoy a long chat after dinner.