It’s summer and it’s time for backyard fun! If you’re like me, your backyard patio space is ok, but nothing stellar. Here’s 5 tips and products to transform your backyard into the dreamiest space.

{This post was sponsored by Enbrighten, but all opinions are my own.}

How to Decorate Your Backyard under $500

How to Decorate Your Backyard under $500
Set the mood with lighting.

Summer evenings are gorgeous, but as the sun goes down you need lighting that isn’t just a harsh back porch light. This is where the Enbrighten Café Lights come into play. They’re perfect for any indoor or outdoor space with keyhole slots above each bulb to hang from hooks, screws, nails or guide wires, but especially strung up in your backyard! I have mine on my fence, but I’m planning to get another set soon since each strand of Enbrighten Smart Café Lights is linkable up to 750ft.

How to Decorate Your Backyard under $500
These WiFi enabled lights are shatterproof, waterproof, super durable, commercial grade lights. You can get ones that change colors like ours do or you can get plain white. No matter which bulbs you get, you’ll love them! Snag your own set here.

How to Decorate Your Backyard under $500
Get a rug.

Outdoor rugs are a must! They’re an inexpensive way to add visual interest, but also add a bit of cushioning to the ground. You can snag some for as low as $40!

Outdoor seating is a must.

You need a comfortable place for everyone to sit, right? If you’re on a strict budget, hit up local consignment stores for outdoor furniture like Adirondack chairs. Amazon has many fabulous outdoor patio sets, like this four piece set.

How to Decorate Your Backyard under $500

Add a few accessories

Being outside is wonderful, but it can get buggy. Make sure you get a few Citronella candles like this set of four. I personally love throw pillows, so having a few sturdy outdoor pillows is a must. It’s a simple and affordable way to add extra padding and visual interest.

Don’t forget the drinkware!

Picture this: You’ve got the pretty rug, great furniture, dreamy lighting… but what are you doing? You’ve got to be sipping on the perfect summer beverage, nibbling on a yummy dessert, while laughing with loved ones, maybe playing a game or two. Make sure the drinks you’re enjoying are in in shatterproof glasses, just like your lights!

With these 5 simple ways to transform your backyard from drab to fab, you’ll have the dreamiest space for summer!

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