The best time to purchase patio furniture is mid-season when it goes on sale. Target, Walmart, and Costco all have great options at a fraction of the cost. Also, check out Facebook Market Place and yard sales. I scored an $8000 set for $200. Click below to see more.
Before we built our pergola, we made our own planter light poles to string outdoor lights. Click below to see the tutorial.
Decorate a small outdoor space with smaller furniture sets like a Bistro Set. These are usually only 2 chairs and take up less room. This may leave enough space to add plants, a rug and a small table.