3 Patio Design Plans at Every Budget Level

The weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and grass is slowly turning green again, which must mean one thing… patio season! I seriously live for patio season- sitting out on a comfy chair surrounded by family and friends, cold drink in hand, chips and guac on the table. But this year I’m in a bit of a panic because our patio is nowhere near ready for the season.

We’ll be doing a major remodel of our patio this summer. Last fall, we jackhammered out our existing patio, and this summer we plan on laying concrete pavers, building wood stairs to our back door, and building a firepit area, a conversation area, a dining area, and a privacy fence. I’ve been hunting for patio furniture and decor non-stop, and I’m dreaming of the day when the rebuilding phase of our patio is finished and we can install the furniture.

This got me thinking of you guys… how can I help YOU create a beautiful patio? I got to hunting and created 3 patio designs at 3 different price points. You can of course mix and match from any arrangement as best fits your situation and budget. I hope that you’ll be inspired to spruce up your patio and start enjoying these warm nights in style!

Note: I did not include any live plants in the price lists, as costs vary so widely. The prices that are listed are the current prices as of writing this post (sales apply) so they are subject to change.


$500 Budget

$500 Budget Patio

4 Piece Conversation set, Wayfair | $335

Square woven diamond pillow, Target | $18 (x2)= 36

Black and cream reversible floor mat, World Market | $40

14″ Ceramic Planter, Target | $36

Solar LED Lantern, Amazon | $34

Gold Citronella Candle, World Market | $25

TOTAL= $506


$1000 Budget

$1000 Budget Patio

4 Piece Conversation Set, Wayfair | $460

10′ Umbrella, World Market | $90

Tropical Leaf Pillow, World Market | $65 (x2)= $130

Navy Outdoor Pillows (2 pack), Target | $23

Terrazzo Oil Lamp, CB2 | $20

Hanging baskets (set of 2), Amazon | $42

8’x10′ Navy indoor/outdoor rug, Wayfair | $210

Black rattan hurricane candleholders, World Market | $7 (small), $15 (medium)

Large white planter, West Elm | $159

TOTAL= $1141

(ok, a little above budget, but I just loved the big white planter so much- it’s easy to cut out or replace with a different one if you wanted to!)


$2000 Budget

$2000 Budget Patio

6’x9′ Geometric outdoor area rug, Walmart | $200

Loveseat, Target | $330

Patio club chairs, set of 2, Target | $330

Coffee table, Wayfair | $151

Acacia side tables, Overstock | $53 (x2)= $106

Outdoor string lights, Amazon (Brightech) | $43

Brushstroke pillows, West Elm | $31 (x2)= $62

Green glass hurricane candleholders, World Market | $8, $18

Black bamboo lantern, World Market | $18

Coasters (set of 6), Amazon | $13

Light green planter, Target | $3

Terracotta planters, West Elm | $103 (x2)= $206

10′ Cantilever Umbrella, AllModern | $157

Faux Banana leaf plant, Pottery Barn | $149 (x2)= $348

TOTAL= $1,993

Let me know when you’re ready for me to come over and test out your new patio- I’ll bring the chips and salsa!

Author: Laura Sima

Hi, I'm Laura! I have a passion for all things home design, decor, and renovation. My husband Josh and I are DIY renovators, currently working on our 1952 home in St. Paul, MN. I hope that by following along with us, you'll become inspired to find and create the beauty in your home.

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