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Affordable Outdoor Decor

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This post was sponsored by Big Lots. I was provided product and/or payment for this post. All opinions are that of Our Southern Home.

 

Spring has absolutely flown by here in the south. It's pretty typical that we start off cool with no real graduation in temps. Bam!!!…..one day we wake up and it is suddenly hot.

I love it. I love when the worst of the pollen is over. We can finally clean our outdoor areas and furniture of the yellow stuff. 

Shopping at Big Lots was a lot of fun. I honestly had no idea that they were carrying such a fabulous array of home goods and furniture. My daughter and I went one afternoon and stayed forever checking out every inch. 

Our goal was to spruce up the freshly remodeled porch that only had 1 bench. 

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

No empty porch any longer! 

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

The once lonely bench has a pop of color with these striking outdoor pillows

Pillows are a great way to spruce up a space!

  • Add needed color to seating
  • Affordable to change out with the seasons
  • Add softness to a space
  • Make seating comfortable and inviting
  • Add an extra layer of texture
  • Look for pillows that have different fabrics on the other side. Gives you more bang for your buck!

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

I knew that I was planning on painting the door an aqua shade. These pillows were the perfect choice with the shades of blue. The black is bold and really stands out to create a dramatic space.

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Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

 

I am totally smitten with that aqua blue door. Since I chose a new oil rubbed bronze lock set, I knew that touches of black would really accent the door area. Between the black lanterns and the rug, I think I've achieved that. The blacks also help anchor the seating area.

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

If you notice, the two lanterns on each outside area of the ferns are the same. To avoid going too matchy, I used two different lanterns on the inside.

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

These lanterns have faux candles which are perfect for outdoor use! They have a battery operated LED light. 

Lanterns are so versatile!

  • Use them outdoor to line walkways, steps, and tabletops
  • Use them indoors to adorn your mantel, tabletops and vignettes
  • Beautiful on interior stairs for a party
  • Perfect use all year-long, especially during the holidays

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

I love that these lanterns have hooks at the top. Makes them perfect for hanging from rope out of trees or using Sheppard's hooks in the garden.

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

The faux candles are affixed to the base so no need to worry about them sliding around.

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

I think this one is my absolute favorite! How about those heavy-looking urns!

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

These urns are not heavy stone or concrete! They are faux and so expensive and heavy-looking. They are the perfect size to drop a fern in.

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

The gray and white tones of the urn really make the ferns pop! Up against the gray house and flanked by the black lanterns, it creates a sophisticated yet relaxed look.

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Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

I looked on the Big Lots website before heading to the store to shop. I had an idea of what I was looking for before leaving my home. The site is really easy to navigate.

This garden table was not available in stores.

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

I decided that I must have it. I felt it would be a great addition to the porch to rest a drink on while reading a book or chatting.  As soon as I receive it, I'll be sure to update this post with a photo. It would also be perfect indoors as well. There are several styles and colors available.

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

I debated on rug sizes for this space. Ultimately, I decided on a smaller rug. The stone is just too pretty to cover. You can see Big Lot's extensive outdoor rug collection HERE.

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

Wait! Do you notice the change? Remember I said to look for outdoor pillows with different fabric on the backs??? These pillows reverse to a stripe for a completely different look! 

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

Affordable porch makeover with Big Lots. Big Lots is great for seasonal decor!!! #ad #outdoorliving

 

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Big Lots has certainly shown me that high style can come at a very affordable price! 

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19 Comments

  1. Yes, they can. I’ve had mine for several years now. But, if they are battery-operated, you usually access any of them from the bottom.

  2. The curved glass lanterns, can to change out the battery candle from the bottom when they die? Thanks!

  3. You decorating this space absolutely beautifully and I had no idea that Big Lots had such pretty items. I can’t wait to pick up some new items for my sun room.

  4. What a warm and welcoming entryway now! I absolutely love the colors you chose for the house and the accessories you chose compliment them perfectly!

  5. So beautiful and inviting Christy!! LOVE that aqua door and the black looks perfect with it. The lanterns and reversible pillows are great too!! Will have to pop over to Big Lots to check out all the goodies! 🙂
    Nancy

  6. it all looks so pretty Christy! Love how the planters look paired with the ferns and don’t even get me started on that beautiful blue door.

  7. I love your blue door! I also have a gray house and I have been trying to decide on a color for my door. Can you give me the color of the paint you used for it?

  8. Susan, Thank you so very much!!! I am so impressed with Big Lots. Thanks for the feedback on the ads. I dislike it as well. I am under contract with a company until June. I turned in my notice several months ago that I was discontinuing with them. Hopefully it will be better mid-June!!! Hugs. 🙂

  9. I LOVE everything!!! We have a Big Lots and I’ve never shopped there, but that will soon change!!
    I love your blog and I know you need the ads, and I have a fast computer, but all the pop ups and ads really slow down the page. Just an opinion, no griping.

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