How To Spruce Up A Concrete Patio

Recently we moved from an apartment to a house. We were so pumped to finally have an outdoor space, even if it was just a tiny concrete patio and a yard full of dead grass. In our previous place we had a tiny balcony so we didn’t really focus on outdoor decor.

concrete patio When we decided to spruce up our patio, we knew that we didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg. We are renting our house, so we had to keep that in mind, and not do anything really permanent. Everything you see in this post besides the old black chairs, black table & plants are from At Home Stores. Just wait until you see what the before looked like!

concrete patio Before moving to Texas I had no idea what At Home Stores was. I was extremely pumped when I first walked into the store in Austin. It’s basically a Costco sized store filled with affordable home decor… basically it’s what dreams are made of!

Okay guys… here’s the before picture! Don’t judge, haha! We had this little set on our patio at our apartment and it worked perfectly then, but it just wasn’t filling up the new space.

concrete patio Talk about a transformation! Looks just a tad better, huh?? We were able to keep the chairs and just add new cushions, and also keep the little table, so it was perfect!

concrete patio The first thing we needed to find was a good outdoor rug. The concrete isn’t cute, let’s be honest. I think we found ours for $100, which is an awesome deal. The color is so bright and fun. We wanted to add another bright color to the patio, and when I found these pink chairs it was a done deal. I think they were $40 each, so not bad at all!

concrete patio concrete patio IMG_1292Living in the middle of Austin with not much shade, we desperately needed an umbrella. The amount of shade that this one provides is perfect for our patio. It’s so nice to be able to sit outside during the day, and watch Noah play in his little pool without roasting in the sun .

For the center table we actually put four smaller tables together to make one. That was my husband’s genius idea, ha. He really is quite the decor buff! We also added the pink candles, planters, and little gold planter as accents.

concrete patio What do you guys think? We are so happy with it! I find myself sipping a glass of red wine and enjoying a magazine or book after putting Noah to bed in the evenings outside all of the time now! It’s so nice being able to extend your living space outdoors. I’m looking forward to spending some time outdoors here in the Fall too… when the temps drop below 90!

This post is brought to you in partnership with At Home Stores. All thoughts & opinions are my own. 


  1. Nicole on June 24, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I love it! I’ve been looking for a great outdoor carpet like that one because we have a Trex deck that gets incredibly hot and I need to protect puppy (and human!) feet.

  2. Stacy on June 24, 2016 at 10:39 am

    The transformation is amazing! What a perfect spot for entertaining or just hanging out. Love it!

  3. Chandra on June 24, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Super cute! Love the bright colors!!!! It’s all tied together so nicely.

  4. Kelly on June 24, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Super fun way to dress up a simple concrete patio! Love the colors you chose, too! Looking forward to seeing how you change it up for different times of the year!

  5. Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife on June 24, 2016 at 11:22 am

    BEAUTIFUL job! I have been looking for a large and colorful patio rug for our backyard for years and cannot find one that large for under $200 around here. I can’t believe you found yours for around $100! What a deal! And it all looks fabulous together. Enjoy your summer space!

  6. candy on June 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Wow what a dramatic change. Looks so pretty.

  7. Rachel on June 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    How cute! I’ve been looking for some ideas like this since we started house hunting!

  8. Claudine on June 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Looks awesome!!! Love it, can I come over and drink wine with you?

  9. Nila on June 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    What a great space! I really want to redo out patio for some BBQ action, haha. You did a great job. I love the lights!

  10. Cathy Mini on June 24, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    This concrete patio looks SO good! I love the pink and turquoise together.

  11. Lynn on June 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    The colors are so cool! I love how your patio turned out!

  12. Annie on June 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    This is adorable! I love everything you did with the space 🙂

  13. adriana on June 27, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    It’s amazing how a few things can make SUCH a difference! I love what you did – and I love the teal/pink combo! That carpet is to die for and the whole space is so inviting! I love that you can now comfortably take your shoes off!!

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