Modern Boho Deck Makeover

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This month, I had the pleasure of partnering with Brookfield Residential again to complete a fun & challenging DIY & decor project in one of their gorgeous new show homes – the Alma in the Orchards at Ellerslie. With its open floor plan, this duplex would make a great home fit for a person who loves to entertain. We wanted to turn the back deck into a chic place to hang out with friends, so I gave this space a budget-friendly DIY modern boho makeover.

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

You might remember the under-stairs pantry nook I made at another Brookfield Residential show home. This one was another project that challenged me to create a beautiful and functional space on a budget.

Here’s how the deck & pergola looked before:

And here’s how the space looks now:

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

The inspiration for this modern boho look came from a Moroccan inspired rug I found on Pinterest. From there, I was able to choose the other pieces and accessories. You can watch my first look at the space & how I started the design plan in the video below:

We wanted this space to incorporate a lot of budget friendly DIY pieces, so I made an outdoor sofa for this deck from 2x4s.

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

It turned out wonderfully, and I love how it looked in the finished space! You can learn how to make a DIY outdoor sofa yourself by clicking here.

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

This sisal ottoman is another DIY, and it’s made from an upcycled tire. You can find the tutorial to make that right here. I love how it adds some rustic texture to this look.

The Moroccan inspired floor mat beneath the ottoman is another fun project that I made with a simple Sharpie and painter’s drop cloth. Watch the video below to see how I made it:

When I saw the interior decor of this beautiful show home (have a look at the home & floor plan right here), I noticed that the designers had incorporated a lot of beautiful greens into the space. I knew I had to bring some of that gorgeous colour to the outdoor space, too!

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

This wall hanging is some faux greenery squares that I attached to the wall of the pergola, and I love how they add some life & colour to this deck without the maintenance required of a real live wall. The bits of purple in this wall hanging inspired me to add some purples to this design with a pillow, a lantern and a faux orchid.

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

I adore this hanging chair I found! It adds such a fabulous boho touch to this design, and the green palm leaf cushion I put inside it was a discount find at a local building supply store.

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

At the last minute I added this large outdoor palm leaf rug to the deck (also found at a building supply store), and I think it works well layered under my DIY floor mat for extra pattern and colour. I think it really pulls the design together, and I’m so glad I found it!

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

The lights are a set of commercial string lights that I hung with small cup hooks from the pergola. I think they add so much ambiance to this outdoor area, and the lanterns decorating the space do too.

Budget Friendly Modern Boho Deck Makeover

Take a video tour of this modern boho deck:

Tell me: What do you think of this modern boho deck & pergola? If you’d like to view this room in person, click right here to get the address to this Brookfield Residential show home in Edmonton. You won’t want to miss the interior decor in this home either! I think this deck would be a fabulous space to entertain in, don’t you?

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Brookfield Residential. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.


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