How to decorate small terraces with little money?

It is possible to decorate the patio with little money

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Having a terrace, even a small one, is having a unique opportunity to enjoy a garden. There are many ways to decorate it, and the best part is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money, not even for the plants.

so if you want to know how to decorate a small patio with little moneyput our advice into practice and you will see how easy it will be for you to enjoy a magnificent garden.


Get plants for little money or for free

There are many plants that are worth little money

Let’s face it: mature plants are usually worth a lot, especially if they’re tall or slow-growing. As what interests us is to spend as little as possible, choose the young plants, because they have a much lower price. This is especially recommended if it concerns rare or unusual species, trees or palms.

Or even if we want to save even more, we will be able to buy seeds and grow them from the start, since, for example, vegetables (tomato plants, lettuce, peppers, etc.) and aromatic plants (lavender, rosemary, thyme, basil, etc.) germinate very well and quickly. To give you an idea: on the local markets they generally sell plants of about ten centimeters at more or less 1 euro. With one euro, it is possible to buy an envelope with twenty or more seeds. If they all germinated, you would have 20 plants that would have cost you only 1 euro.

Moreover, it is interesting to know that many plants reproduce by cuttings, such as succulents or certain cacti, as well as woody plants. It’s just a matter of knowing the best time to cut them and caring for the cuttings so that they send out their own roots.

Reuse old objects

One way to save money is to give new life to those objects that can be useful to us. For example, a shelf that rusts, if you give it a coat of paint (or two) it becomes a shelf that will look like new and in which you can put some plants or even use it as a greenhouse if it is covered with plastic.

The same thing happens with furniture. They often just need to be painted or upholstered to make them look nice.. And there is no need to throw anything away as long as the basic structure is good, because the rest (cushions, fabric,…) can be changed.

And no, neither should the tires or the bottles be thrown away: They will serve respectively as pots and vases. These objects have the additional advantage of being able to be decorated as you wish, so if you like to draw, do not hesitate to personalize them to give more cachet to your small terrace.

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Don’t put too much of anything in your garden

Install small furniture on your terrace

We are talking about a small patio, so it is important not to put too many plants or objects, because you have to be able to walk freely and comfortably. For it, we have to think very carefully about how we are going to decorate it, making a draft before we start placing anything. In this draft we will take into account the meters we have in order to have a more or less clear idea of ​​the aspect that we want to give to the patio once finished.

For example, if the terrace is 6 square meters, on one side we will put a two-seater garden sofa, two potted roses, one on each side of the furniture, a small table in front, a small trellis through which a jasmine going to climb, and if you want a small tent for shade. Few things, but enough to make this patio appreciated.

Incorporate artificial grass into your patio design

Artificial grass is a carpet that will allow you to sit on the floor of your terrace, and also make it look much better. It’s also a way to cover ground when you don’t like it. And the best thing is It’s pretty cheap if you think it doesn’t need any type of addition to removing dirt that may fall on it.

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Besides, Did you know that besides green there are other colors, such as red or white? If you dare to give your terrace a different design, you can put, for example, white artificial grass where you have the sofa and red in the area where the children are going to play.

Match the colors

The colors must blend well in the patio

Soft colors (white, pink, orange, etc.) and strong, striking colors like red or blue can be very pretty if you know how to combine them. For it, The first thing you need to decide is what you want to highlight: whether it’s an object or place with a soft color, or another with a pop of color.

For example, suppose you want to create a composition of plants in a planter, but you want one to stand out from the rest throughout the year. What to do? Put green plants on the sides and another in the center of another color (red or multicolored). If the latter is also a bit larger than the rest, the better.

If you want to highlight a specific area of ​​the terrace, you have to put something that attracts attentionsuch as one or more colorful plants, a decorative object, and/or a path leading to it lined with lanterns or decorative figures.

At the end it’s about throwing the imagination, and to combine all the elements that are going to be in the patio in a way that makes it beautiful and pleasant. And for this it is not necessary to spend a lot of money.

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