Garden Living On A Budget

Posted on May 17 2017 - 8:52am by Samantha Clark

There is no standard template when it comes to what you can do with an outdoor space; big or small, whether it’s grass, decking, patio or balcony, there are endless opportunities for you to put your own stamp on this aspect of your home. You might find inspiration in what’s already there structurally or naturally, perhaps it’s a particular item you’ve purchased or seen that’s ignited your imagination and your space is created around this or perhaps you’re just starting out and in need of some ideas.

Whether you’re at the initial design stage, already got a basis but looking to build on it or you’re already in the throws of your project; we’ve done some shopping to inspire your aspirations.


Under £30

Buy two of these floor cushions (which are amazing value) for comfortable seating outdoors. As these will be quite low down, use a tray or serving board to rest your drinks and snacks on as an alternative to a table.

Floor cushion

Serving board


tesco garden set

At incredible value, you can own this 6 piece garden set for just £55 and buy from a local store. It may not hold a garden feast but there is ample room to bring your dinner parties outdoors.

6 Piece Garden Set


patio set

For something a little larger but still at exceptional value, we do like this 6 seater dining set!


B&Ms rattan lounge

If you’re looking for a more relaxed setting, this Rattan set available at your local B&Ms store for £299.99 (cushions included), will tick the boxes. Sit back, relax and enjoy a snooze in the sun.


Garden furniture

If you’re looking for something a little more structured, either for patio or conservatory, that is more suited to a natural setting, then wooden coffee sets/dining sets are the way to go. We’re particularly crushing on this 4 piece! Coffee Set


As they say, it’s all in the detail.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a distinctive garden that has lots of features already, you may only need a little touch of lighting to finish it off. Otherwise adding ornamental pieces is an easy way to make your mark on your garden, particularly if you’re not confident to grow your own plants or veggies or undertake a big project. We’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces from the high street:

Insect houses are cute and promote wildlife- we’re at time where this is essential

Homesense/TKMaxx have an amazing selection of pieces for the garden. In particular we love their decorative pots

B&M’s have a huge selection of garden ornaments at pretty impressive prices too- some last all year round

Fire Pit– a decorative item in their own right!

Buddha’s add a sense of calm to a garden space, don’t you think.

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