By Michelle Gage

Published on July 12, 2017

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Summer is here, and that means the living is easy—and outside. And now is the time to ensure your outdoor space is as nice as your indoor space. Whether it’s a bevy of potted plants or a cushioned seat for relaxing, there are few simple and affordable pieces you can add to your patio to make it the place you want to spend your summer. Oh, and these picks all happen to be budget-friendly finds from World Market.

 
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Put a pouf on it.

If you are short on space but need some extra seats, add some poufs to your patio. You can throw neutral ones over a colorful rug—or printed poufs over a basic jute version.
Gold Square Indoor Outdoor Pouf, $129.99

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Break out the beverages.

Hosting a summer soiree gives you a reason to update your space. Create some colorful cocktails, and serve them up in these glass canisters. Your drinks are sure to punch up your patio.
Glass Yorkshire Dispenser, $19.99

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Add some extra plant life.

A few plants in great planters are sure to spice up your space. Cool ceramic containers will add the color that your space is craving. Try a tiered plant stand to make the most of your small space. Layers of plant life will create a look you’ll love.
Tiered plant stand, $99.99

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Place a print under foot.

A rug is a quick way to make any space feel complete—inside or outside. Outdoor rugs are often ignored, but you shouldn’t skip this simple step when transforming your patio. This rug features a great print and vibrant colors.
Indigo Blue Nomad Indoor Outdoor Rio Floor Mat, $19.99-39.99

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Snag some great lighting.

Much like a rug, outdoor lighting is often forgotten. But a great pendant can add something a little extra to your patio. Something chic and industrial just may be the ticket to your transformation.
Square Rattan Lattice Outdoor Alana Pendant, $179.99

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Pull out the party tubs.

Fill your galvanized bucket with ice, and toss in some cans of beer and soda. Every party needs refreshments, and this is an easy way to serve them. After the party, wash the tubs out, and save them for your next gathering.
Galvanized Party Tub, $16.99

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Pile on the pillows.

Much like your living room, your outdoor living space isn’t complete without a few printed pillows. Toss different styles onto your sofa for an eclectic vibe. Match their colors to the rug you’ve selected to create a cohesive look.
Sunbrella Indigo Lido Stripe Outdoor Throw Pillow, $49.99

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Get a quirky grill.

Sure, you can go with an expected charcoal grill, but why not try a pig grill? This unusual little guy is a great griller and the perfect conversation starter.
Terracotta Pig Grill, $24.99

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Serve your drinks with style.

If you want to be a bit more hands-on with your drink service, get a bar cart. This one is the perfect drink station when outfitted with wine, glasses, and an ice bucket.
Graywash Wood Outdoor Tea Cart, $199.99

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Do double duty with your furniture.

Paired with a comfortable cushion, this is the perfect lounger. It can also bend all the way down to become a table or serving station—making it perfect for a small space.
Wood St. Martin Chaise Lounger, $249.99

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Light up your life.

No pergola project is complete without a strand of twinkle lights. Hang these up to keep the party going into the wee hours of the night.
Clear Bulb String Lights, $14.99-39.99

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Rock away your summer blues.

When the season winds down and days have less sunlight, this rocker will become your go-to spot. Sit on your porch and sip some sweet tea well into the evening.
Gray All-Weather Whicker And Wood Galena Rocking Chair, $279.99

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