Thrifty Backyard Decor

Does your outdoor furniture need a refresh? Do you like to decorate your yard on a budget? I do too and that's why I'm so thrilled to share my thrifty backyard decor. Almost everything in these pictures is from the thrift store or was bought on sale.

Wicker sofa with inexpensive cushions and large maple tree in back yard

Thrifty Style Team

Welcome to this month's Thrifty Style Team post. It's one of my favorite posts of the month because I get to share how you don't have to have a ton of money to decorate with style.

New Cushions - Thrifty Backyard Decor Step One

Colorful outdoor cushions from At Home on farmhouse plank flooring

A few weeks ago my husband and I went to a local At Home store. If you've never been to one I encourage you to go but plan on spending several hours there. The one near us is HUGE and we shopped for over three hours and bought so much stuff for less than $130.00...I'll share in another post all of the other goodies I bought but the cushion above along with the two pillows cost $24.00 TOTAL! It was 60% off and when I realized how cheap it would be, I grabbed all three pieces!

Colorful outdoor cushions from At Home

The cushion is a really nice thickness, not flimsy at all and was only $16.00 - it was 60% off and the pillows were only $4.00 each so I sort of had to get them, right?

I didn't really need a new cushion for my white wicker couch but the other one was the original cushion that my Dad bought over 20 years ago, so I didn't feel too bad buying this new one. (You can see the original in this post along with a tour of my sunroom here.)

White wicker sofa with colorful cushions and pillows

I had the other pillows from last year and I was so happy that the blues matched perfectly...even though they aren't part of a "set" I like the way it all came together.

Inexpensive and Unique Flower Containers - Thrifty Backyard Decor Step Two

Small faux vintage trophy filled with hosta blooms in yard

I grabbed a faux trophy that I had given my husband for Father's Day a few years ago (I got it on clearance at Target I think!?!) and stuffed it with some hosta blooms and put it next to the wicker sofa.

Silver Moet and Chandon bowl filled with potted blooming pink begonias

On the other side of the wicker sofa, I placed a small white wicker table (it was my oldest son's when he was little) and placed a Moet and Chandon Silver bowl on top of it. I purchased the bowl last year at a thrift store for only $5.00! (you can see that thrift store haul here)  I tucked a silver lantern from Ikea next to the table and couch....perfect for late nights out in the yard.

Moet and Chandon Silver Champagne Bowl filled with blooming pink begonias

A local greenhouse had hanging baskets on sale and I held out until the last minute to buy them....I love a good deal, and snagged this huge begonia plant for less than $10.00. I removed the hanging portion and placed the pot in the bowl....bam....a unique planter with no hassle or need to transplant.

Moet and Chandon Bowl with flowers on white wicker table with wicker couch in yard

Old red wood ladder used as decor in back yard

Behind the sofa I placed my Dad's old ladder. I have moved this ladder all over the place in the last few years and I think it will be heading into the dining room eventually...still not sure.

White wicker sofa, faux trophy filled iwth hosta blooms, and red wooden ladder in yard

I placed a straw hat that I bought years ago at the Dollar Tree on the ladder along with another Ikea lantern and a burlap banner from the Dollar Spot at Target.  I like this picture because of the way the light was reflecting off the windows and the mirror in the sunroom leaving such a pretty trail in the grass...I didn't notice that when I was taking the pictures...but I like it, so I'm sharing it!

White wicker sofa with brightly colored cushions and pillows

And that's it for my thrifty backyard decor. Check out all of the other thrifty inspiration from the team below and come back next month (sooner, I hope!) to see what we'll be sharing for the last full month of's going by too always!

Redhead Can Decorate // 2 Bees in a Pod // At the Picket Fence // Bliss Ranch // Cottage at the Crossroads //

The How-To Home // DIY Beautify  // The Painted Hinge Farmhouse //

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White wicker settee with cushions, vintage ladder, and trophy filled with flowers

More Thrifty Style Team Inspiration can be found by clicking on any of the photos below

My Best Thrift Store Haul So Far – A Moet and Chandon Punch Bowl

Vintage Creamer Pincushion

How To Make a Coffee Filter Pom Pom Garland

How To Add Pops of Color to Your Kitchen for under $20

How To Make a Vintage Camper Christmas Centerpiece

How-to Make a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece

How to Make a Farmhouse Chalkboard from an IKEA Kids Easel


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  1. Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says:

    Oh my gosh - the cushion looks like it was custom-made for your wicker settee. You truly found some great thrifty bargains - and we love how you have styled your backyard. Everything looks beautiful!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Ladies!

  2. Mary Beth, your wicker settee is SO CUTE!!! I love how all the cushions look like they were made to go together!! You styled this just perfectly, I want to come hang out in your sweet yard!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Cindy! I would love if you could come over and hang out. 🙂

  3. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge says:

    This is so pretty Mary Beth! What a lovely place to sit with a glass of iced tea and enjoy the summer!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Michelle! Now, I just need to make some iced tea. 😉

  4. Oh my goodness talk about a bargain!!! Those cushions look so fantastic and cheerful. What a truly happy space to have in your backyard!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Vanessa!

  5. At first I thought you wrote. “Prepare to spend hundreds” instead of “hours”. I was like...wait!! Lol I love the is totally up my ally. That price is shocking. The ladder snd hat...all so darling!!!

  6. Love your new pillows and cushions! Actually, I love EVERYTHING, Mary Beth!! What a lovely cool shady spot you've created. I bet you really enjoy sitting outside there with a cool beverage. xo

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Diane! 🙂 I actually haven't sat out there yet....I'll be regretting that when the cooler weather comes. xo