Decorate Your Patio Space with Pallets

October 9, 2018
Pallets are decorative pieces that are very in these days. They're easy to work with and don't require professional help.

Who says that you need to spend a fortune to enjoy your outdoor space this summer? In today’s post, we’ll give you some tips on setting up your patio space using pallets. Original will only just begin to describe it!

How to decorate a patio with pallets

As nicer, warmer days get closer, we’re more and more ready to rid ourselves of the cold and enjoy a little sun. Our bodies are begging for it! But then, that’s when we realize that our balcony, garden or patio is a disaster.

Before we can invite our friends over for a couple of beers or some natural smoothies, we have to get down to business and sort out our outdoor space. When you set off looking for patio furniture, you’ll start to realize…it’s all too expensive!

But going beyond your worries and anxieties, you can find a doable solution that’ll also work as therapy: setting up a patio space with pallets. Yes, you read that right. It’s easier than you think and the results could be incredibly original and beautiful. Some ideas are:

1. Pallet benches

Win over your guests while enjoying a comfortable, outdoor space by recycling pallets. Remember to bleach them well as a means to prevent any fabric stains or skin wounds. And keep in mind that you can always use colorful pillows to cover up unsightly spots – not just for decor.

pallet patio bench

You can make all kinds of seating with pallets: seating for a single person or for multiple people, with a back support or armrests, sofas… it all depends on what you like, how much space you have and how many people you usually have over.

2. Pallet tables

Your pallet table could just be a good bleach away, or you just might need to paint it (with a paint that’s suitable for the outdoors) and you’ll be all set to gather around and enjoy a meal with friends and family. Or you could go for something a little more elaborate and adjust the height and add some special features.

pallet table

You can make pallet tables in any size or shape. It could be a table for sharing various little dishes or one to seat guests for a formal dinner. You could even make use of an old table base and reshape it with some wooden boards.

3. Pallet flower displays

In patio decor, creating a unique, pleasing, cozy and praise-worthy atmosphere is fundamental. Flowers and plants can be a huge help and, of course, pallets too. There are hundreds of ways to make plant displays with pallets.

Pallet patio plant displays

The most traditional route is setting up a pallet on the wall and using some shelves to support individual flower pots. If you want a more beautiful display, add some lights… then they’ll shine at night, too! Another idea is using the wood to create flower pots and setting them up in different areas of your patio or balcony.

4. Pallet bed

Who doesn’t like going out to the patio and laying down to read, sunbathe, listen to music, chat, watch a program or just take a nap? Then, you can’t miss out on a bed or a comfy sofa.

The best part about this idea is that you can construct your own bed easily with some pallets and cushions or a mattress. Plan out the measurements that you’ll need to be comfortable or, if you want, for two. Use at least four pallets for a king-size bed and don’t forget to bleach them beforehand.

After, paint them and stack them nice and close in two layers. You’ll only need something soft to use as a mattress…and you’re done! You can spend hours and hours on your pallet bed in the summer.

5. Pallet hammock

Last but not least, we have a pallet project for our craftiest readers. Similar to a sofa or small bed, a hammock is a comfortable laying area that has to be well-hung from a ceiling; it also has to be strong enough to support the weight one person or more people.

Pallet patio hammock

There are some more basic designs that only allow for sitting and slow swinging. However, there are also other more advanced ones that let you lay down and rock yourself as if you were in a crib. It’s up to you!