Summertime…and the livin' is easy.   Okay, it's not quite summer yet and I know these days it seems that living is tougher than ever, but daydream with me for a few minutes.  Think about those long warm days, barbeques, corner lemonade stands, ice cream shops and spending more time outdoors than in. 

Are you ready for summer now?  I am.

Are you now thinking about how to spruce up the outdoors?  Is it a bit dull from winter weather?  Well worry not my friend.  Here are five ideas to add a pop of summertime color into the outdoors for under $150.  Use any of these key elements to update your summer outdoor décor and enhance your outdoor living.


I like things that can serve dual purposes -- like this stool.  It provides seating but can easily be a great side table. 


What better evokes the images of summertime than sitting back in a classic Adirondack style chair?


Never underestimate the power of accessories -- especially outdoors.  Items such as this bird house can add an instant pop of color and style and of course, the birds will enjoy it too.


Give your favorite chaise an instant update by adding a set of new outdoor pillows.


Love the sound of waterfalls and ocean waves?  An easy way to include that sound into your space is with a an outdoor fountain


Strings of party lights come in a variety of colors and styles.  Why not have some fun this summer and add some ambient lighting in a fun and festive way?


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Title image courtesty of Charleston Gardens