Design Finds: 10 Outdoor Items for Under $50

Once you have the main pieces for your outdoor space and have your furniture in place it is time to add accessories and those special touches that make the space your own and inject some color and fun.  That does not mean that you have to spend a fortune to do that.  This month our design finds will help enhance your outdoor space, and the best part is each items is less than $50.00.

Chevron Party Tub
Chevron Slanted Party Tub and Metal Stand

1.)    First up we have selected this Chevron Slanted Party Tub with Metal Stand from World Market.  The brightly patterned chevron design adds some color and fun to the space.  This is the perfect solution to keep your favorite beverages on hand and close by for guests to grab and serve themselves, freeing you up to enjoy the party.  (Metal Stand originally $19.99, on sale for $9.98; Chevron Party Tub originally $19.99, currently on sale for $2.49)

Square hi-gloss Swoon Tray

2.)    This Square Hi-Gloss Swoon Tray from CB2 is the perfect way to add a splash of color to your tabletop or to gather accessories on your outdoor coffee table or ottoman.  Its 16” x 16” size also keeps it small enough that it is easy to carry when filled with food or drink to use for serving when entertaining. ($29.95)

Purple Lantern
Purple Ribbed Glass Lantern Candle Holders

3.)    Add a little mood lighting and color to your space by surrounding yourself with these Purple Ribbed Glass Lantern Candle Holders from World Market.  If purple isn’t your color this candle holder is also offered in Green, Orange, and teal. (Lanterns range from $2.99 – $7.99 depending on size)

Chalkboard Planter
Chalkboard Planter Set with Stand

4.)    Add a little plant life to your table as a centerpiece with this Chalkboard Planter Set with stand from West Elm.  Plant some fragrant herbs for a pleasant scent while hanging out around your table.  Use chalk to mark your plants or add more decorative elements to the pots.  Best part is that you can wipe it clean and change up the look whenever the mood strikes.  (Set with Stand and three chalkboard planters $39.00)

Raised Garden Bed
Raised Garden Bed

5.)    One of my favorite parts about my outdoor space is our vegetable and herb garden.  We love snipping herbs from the garden when cooking and using fresh vegetables in all our meals.  Whether you grow flowers or vegetables; a raised garden bed is a great addition to any outdoor space.  It adds to the view while you relax in your outdoor room.  To get the look without breaking the bank we love the Greenland Gardener 42” x 42” Raised Bed Garden Kit from Home Depot.  In addition to being stylish and functional this bed is made from a composite material that will not rot and saves 16 pounds of plastic and wood flour from landfills per bed. ($28.97 each)

Reclaimed Tea Plant Planter
Reclaimed Tea Sack Planter

6.)    We love these Reclaimed Tea Sack Planters from Anthropologie.  No two are exactly alike which adds to their charm.  They are made from recycled paper which adds a green design element to these and they look incredibly stylish as well.  Offered in a small and large size they are a great addition to any outdoor space. ($12.00 – $16.00 each)

Glass Water Globes
Glass Watering Globes

7.)    All these plants in your space and so much watering to do.  That is why we have selected these great watering globes.  They are colorful Art Glass Watering Globes that help keep your plants watered when you can’t.  We love the color of the glass and the sculptural aspect it adds to the planters.  Our favorite is this package of 6 Glass Watering Globes from Whatever Works. ($14.99)

Grape Wood Tillandsia Garden

8.)    We cannot forget the walls or fences of your outdoor space.  You need to treat them just as you would indoors.  That is why we love the Grape Wood Tillandsia Garden from Flora Grubb Gardens.  The wood adds a great natural element to the walls and the plants are easy to maintain, they only need a mist of water every couple of weeks. (Small $24.00, Medium $32.00)

Hanging Air Planter
Hanging Air Planter Pod in Spicy Mustard Gold

9.)    Another great way to add plants and color is by hanging a grouping of these Hanging Air Plant Pods from Mudpuppy.  Take a look at the Mudpuppy Etsy shop for the full selection of colors available to suit any space.  (pod pictured is $32.00)

French Bulldog Watering Can
French Bulldog Watering Can

10.) Lastly, who wants a plain, boring watering can when you can have one that is more of a decorative element.  We are dog lovers and just love this quirky French Bulldog Watering Can from Briers.  Always inject a little fun in your space and always make sure it is things you love. ($34.99)

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