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Apartment Envy on a Shoestring pt. 2

One of the best parts of summer has got to be enjoying dinner and drinks out on the patio. Living in an apartment often provides you with the perfect patio space to entertain outdoors. Today, we’re bringing you a few ways to make your apartment's outdoor space a little more enviable. Patio improvements are often inexpensive changes that can add up to a big difference!

Terra Cotta Lantern

These DIY Terra Cotta Lanterns are a simple way to bring light and life into your outdoor space. Not only are they super easy to replicate, they’re going to provide exactly the kind of ambiance you’re hoping for. With these on your side, your next summer party is sure to be a hit!


DIY Outdoor Chalkboard

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This giant chalkboard is the perfect addition to your outdoor entertaining area! It’ll be a great way to keep the kids entertained before and after dinner, plus it makes the perfect way to display your menu for a more special occasion!

Repurpose Broken Stemware

This tip is the answer (finally!) to all the wine and martini glasses we’ve broken over the years! Slipping them into plants to use them as votives is such a fun and festive hosting touch!

Outdoor Rug

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Consider adding an outdoor rug to your patio space! You won’t believe the difference it makes, especially in small spaces! Adding a rug can be one of the simplest ways to change the entire look of your patio. Find one that expresses your personal style and blends in with the feel of your entire home. Lay it out, and viola!

Add a Statement Sign

Another super simple tip is to add a statement sign to your patio area. Sift through lots of quotes and find something that’s totally you. Etsy shops like this one have tons of statement signs to choose from!


Once you’ve got your patio all decked out, make sure to check out our summer recipes post! You’ll be all set to host your first party in your new space!