How to Upgrade Your Space Without Breaking the Bank

by Snapguide Team

This guide is in partnership with IKEA®.


Step 1

Bring in some brightness with a little greenery. After all, it is the color of the year. Add new life to your space with plants + colored pots. We love the palette of the SOCKER plant pots ($1-$3)!

Step 2

Not only is gardening beneficial to your health, but it’s also an affordable and fun way to take your yard to the next level.

Step 3

From a shelf of plants to a full-blown garden bed, plant life IS life. Make it easier on yourself with the HINDÖ potting bench ($60) and a pair of KRYDDNEJLIKA gardening gloves ($2).

Step 4

The days of gray are gone, so why not make your backyard shine with a SOMMAR 2017 outdoor rug ($10)? These rugs are durable, vibrant, + cost less than a cocktail.

Step 5

Outdoor cushions are just what you need to craft a comfy area for lounging. The HÅLLÖ SERIES ($9-$40) of cushions pair nicely with the KUNGSHOLMEN furniture.

Step 6

The GRENÖ outdoor cushion ($9) brings much needed color to this scene.

Step 7

The ultimate goal of revamping your backyard is obviously to maximize your time in it. So be sure to keep yourself safe from the sun with an umbrella, like the SAMSÖ umbrella and base ($79).

Step 8

There’s nothing like dining al fresco, especially when you’re in the comfort of your own home. We love the FALHOLMEN outdoor set ($259). It’s sturdy, attractive, and won’t break the bank.

Step 9

Get summer ready with flatware like this SOMMAR 2017 side plate ($4) and bowl ($4). They’re incredibly cute and affordable. We NEED the whole set right now, BRB!

Step 10

This could have been included in the previous tip, but the JASSA collection deserves to be highlighted on its own. We’re obsessed with the vibrant line, like the serving plate ($13) featured here.

Step 11

With all the time + care you’re investing in your yard, you KNOW your friends are going to want to cruise over all the time. So why not go easy on yourself and create an easy entertainment area.

Step 12

The ÄPPLARÖ / KLASEN serving cart ($89) is a great way to prepare, mix, and serve cocktails while hanging out with your besties.

Step 13

Fill the table with seasonal and fresh goodies and pair them with some staples. Believe it or not, IKEA® sells food as well!

Step 14

So while you’re picking out your favorite outdoor items, hit up the IKEA® Swedish Food Market for smoked salmon ($8), rye crisps ($6), and traditional herring fillets ($2).

Step 15

Everyone loves a good BBQ! It keeps cooking fun, easy, and social, so pick up the ÄPPLARÖ / KLASEN charcoal grill ($109) in time for the warm summer nights to hit.

Step 16

Make time to take a breather in your yard. This JASSA floor pillow ($20) is the perfect thing to bring outside and get your zen on. After all, health and wellness are key this year.

Step 17

You’ll want to make sure you’re keeping your night nice and bright. Pair the SOLVINDEN decoration with an outdoor LED light chain, LED candles + you’ve got yourself a dreamy evening.

Step 18

Build your very own glampout! Need help? Check out these tips from our B+C experts: Make sure you keep it colorful, cozy, and filled with fun.

Step 19

We can’t get enough of the JASSA and SOMMAR 2017 lines that are filled with striking patterns.

Step 20

Finally, you can spend as much time + money on perfecting your space, but there’s nothing like good company to make it complete. So sit back, relax and catch up with one of your nearest and dearests.

Step 21

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