The cheapest way to revamp your garden this summer

Anya Meyerowitz
·3 min read
The cheapest way to revamp your garden this summer. (Getty Images)
The cheapest way to revamp your garden this summer. (Getty Images)

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If your garden is in dire need of a spring update, there are all sorts of clever budget tips to help you give it a fresh new look without spending very much money - because, let's face it, we're back out at restaurants and bars and need to save all the pennies we've got.

So, to ensure your garden-space is stylish, chic and comfortable, without breaking the bank, here are our top five budget summer garden hacks

1. Make your shed into a statement

If you thought your shed was destined to be an eyesore forever, think again - because there are plenty of options that will bring it up-to-date and make it a striking feature, rather than a tumbledown shack.

Whether you want to paint it a bright colour or go for a pattern or design using a stencil, the options are endless. 

You could even get the kids involved (if you trust them!) to give it a real personal touch. 

Homebase 6 Piece 4 Shed & Fence Kit | £7.45 from Homebase

Cuprinol Pump Shed & Fence Sprayer Brush | £35 from Homebase

2. Give your garden a contemporary feel with cool grey 

Grey is everywhere at the moment and can add a chic, up-to-date feel to your garden that won't expire once the craze has passed. 

Paint the fence, the shed and even any garden furniture in a timeless deep grey and add metallic touches in the form of stylish plant pots or a fire pit. 

Brockwell Planter | £75 from Garden Trading

La Hacienda Idris Clay Fire Bowl | £80 from Homebase

3. Spruce up your decking

Making your deck standout is as easy as a fresh lick of paint – whether you want to just add a new coat of varnish or go the whole Instagram-aesthetic hog and paint the entire thing white, it's a striking, effective way of revamping your outdoor space. 

Ronseal Diamond Hard Clear Satin Wood varnish | £19 from B&Q

Ronseal Garden Garden daisy Matt Metal & wood paint | £9 from B&Q

4. Paint your garden furniture bright colours

Bold, bright furniture is having a real moment and is an easy way to turn to an old piece of furniture into a real feature in your outdoor space.

GoodHome Antibes Flat matt Furniture paint | £10 from B&Q

Rust-Oleum laurel green flat matt furniture paint | £14 from B&Q

5. Repurpose an old rug

We'd never really thought about using a rug outside, until Oprah's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which saw sales of 'garden rugs' sky rocket.

Though you could go out and grab a brand-new, fancy one, using rugs you no longer need in your home is a great option to add an eclectic yet up-to-date style to your decking or patio. 

If you don't have one going spare, here's our pick to pick up instead:

Grey Trellis Indoor Outdoor Rug | £30 from Dunelm

Jerrold Shag Black/White Rug | £34.99 from Wayfair

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