An affordable outdoor rug will warm up your concrete patio, like this large striped black-and-white rug from Blanco Bungalow that anchors a backyard seating area decorated like an outdoor living room.
Make It Romantic
A couple of comfy lounge chairs, an outdoor pouf, and some extra plants and flowers that echo the landscape give this simple concrete paver patio from Georgia Zikas Design an easy, cozy feel that’s perfect for sharing with the one you love.
Add a Cozy DIY Fire Pit
Most Lovely Things added a DIY fire pit to warm up the neutral tones of her painted concrete porch. A pegboard on the side of the house to hang up extra throw blankets, simple black seating, and tree stump side tables complete the affordable mixed modern and rustic look.
Paint a DIY Runner
Thistlewood Farms added structure to a simple concrete patio with a DIY painted runner. You can paint a DIY doormat or rug as well depending on what best suits your patio layout.
Hang a Chair
A black woven hanging chair suspended from the roof of this covered patio from Forge & Bow Dwellings adds a note of boho style, while raw wood planters and a fire pit add warmth to the cool concrete flooring.
Choose an Accent Color
White Sands furnished this concrete rooftop patio with warm wood tones and white textiles, then elevated the whole look with some bright pops of acid yellow on the accessories.
Install a Pop-Up Canopy
This outdoor dining area designed by Ajai Guyot for Emily Henderson Design
is sheltered by a pop-up canopy with tie-back curtains that can be closed completely if desired. A pop-up canopy is an easy solution to shelter a space like this driveway-turned-patio for special occasion entertaining.
Stencil the Floor
Craftberry Bush dressed up the plain builder-grade cement tile patio of a London backyard by stenciling them with a pretty gray-and-white pattern using an outdoor acrylic paint that doesn’t require a sealer and is waterproof and scuff-resistant, an affordable way to get a patterned cement tile look for less.
String Some Lights
Hanging a row of outdoor Edison bulb LED string lights is a shortcut to making any concrete patio feel warmer and more inviting, like this space from Arbor & Co.
Landscaping around existing trees is an earth-friendly way to save money while creating warmth on a concrete patio, like this space designed by Emily Bowser for Emily Henderson Design. A planter with a trellis to train vines along the wood fence adds another natural element to make the space feel inviting.
Zone It Out
Modern House Vibes used outdoor umbrellas to help define separate dining and sitting areas on this small but