The cheapest way to revamp your garden this summer

Anya Meyerowitz
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The cheapest way to revamp your garden this summer. (Getty Images)
The cheapest way to revamp your garden this summer. (Getty Images)

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If your garden is in dire need of a spring update, there are all sorts of clever budget tips to help you give it a fresh new look without spending very much money - because, let's face it, we're back out at restaurants and bars and need to save all the pennies we've got.

So, to ensure your garden-space is stylish, chic and comfortable, without breaking the bank, here are our top five budget summer garden hacks

1. Make your shed into a statement

If you thought your shed was destined to be an eyesore forever, think again - because there are plenty of options that will bring it up-to-date and make it a striking feature, rather than a tumbledown shack.

Whether you want to paint it a bright colour or go for a pattern or design using a stencil, the options are endless. 

You could even get the kids involved (if you trust them!) to give it a real personal touch. 

Homebase 6 Piece 4 Shed & Fence Kit | £7.45 from Homebase

Cuprinol Pump Shed & Fence Sprayer Brush | £35 from Homebase

2. Give your garden a contemporary feel with cool grey 

Grey is everywhere at the moment and can add a chic, up-to-date feel to your garden that won't expire once the craze has passed. 

Paint the fence, the shed and even any garden furniture in a timeless deep grey and add metallic touches in the form of stylish plant pots or a fire pit. 

Brockwell Planter | £75 from Garden Trading

La Hacienda Idris Clay Fire Bowl | £80 from Homebase

3. Spruce up your decking

Making your deck standout is as easy as a fresh lick of paint – whether you want to just add a new coat of varnish or go the whole Instagram-aesthetic hog and paint the entire thing white, it's a striking, effective way of revamping your outdoor space. 

Ronseal Diamond Hard Clear Satin Wood varnish | £19 from B&Q

Ronseal Garden Garden daisy Matt Metal & wood paint | £9 from B&Q

4. Paint your garden furniture bright colours

Bold, bright furniture is having a real moment and is an easy way to turn to an old piece of furniture into a real feature in your outdoor space.

GoodHome Antibes Flat matt Furniture paint | £10 from B&Q

Rust-Oleum laurel green flat matt furniture paint | £14 from B&Q

5. Repurpose an old rug

We'd never really thought about using a rug outside, until Oprah's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which saw sales of 'garden rugs' sky rocket.

Though you could go out and grab a brand-new, fancy one, using rugs you no longer need in your home is a great option to add an eclectic yet up-to-date style to your decking or patio. 

If you don't have one going spare, here's our pick to pick up instead:

Grey Trellis Indoor Outdoor Rug | £30 from Dunelm

Jerrold Shag Black/White Rug | £34.99 from Wayfair

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