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Want to make your outside space more enjoyable without breaking the bank?

TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto stops by the plaza with easy, trendy and budget-friendly ways to spruce up your outdoor decor.

Francesco shares his easy ways to get your summer spaces styled in a snap:

A great way to keep kids active and away from the sun all day is with an outdoor play tent. Also think about occupying their time with a few fun outdoor lawn games, like bowling and mini golf.

As far as trends go, this summer we are mad for plaid – it’s a big TREND this season. Give your back patio for porch a “luxe lake house living look “ which is easy to accomplish by layering plaid pillows and rugs over your solids. Also, opt for smaller furniture and folding items that can perform double duty like tray tables and puffs.

No green thumb no problem, I love the look of a fancy arrangement without having to deal with all the mess and fuss of gardening. Save time and order online plant arrangements which also make a fantastic summer hostess gift.

I usually opt for Succulent plants this time of year. Succulents are low-maintenance, can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and only need to be watered every 2-weeks.

Go safe AND solar (or battery-operated) and bring-in style while doing so when it comes to your candles and lanterns. Source larger styles to ensure they will give you ample light and heavier when the wind picks up.

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As winter finally comes to an end, it’s time to get your house ready for spring. TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto joins Sheinelle Jones with trendy and affordable ways to upgrade your home.

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Francesco Bilotto takes this bathroom go from boring to beautiful — for just $250!

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Want to make a big change on a small budget? Use these easy bathroom makeover tips to add more style and storage in a jiffy.

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This year, I decided to try upping my own entertaining game, but I wanted to do it on a budget, creating things that were under $10 and easy enough to make in under 10 minutes.

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Design and entertaining expert Francesco Bilotto stops by the TODAY plaza with creative DIY projects that cost less than $10 and take less than 10 minutes.

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Spring has sprung – that could mean big changes for your wallet, wardrobe and home decorations. Jeanette Pavini, Zanna Rassi and Francesco Bilotto join TODAY with tips to tackle the new season.

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TODAY challenges interior designers Francesco Bilotto and Betsy Helmuth to design New Year ’s Eve-themed spaces with only $250 to spend. Everything the designers use was ordered from Amazon and arrived in just two days. And they stayed on budget!

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TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto shows you how to do an easy $10 bathroom makeover!

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Designer and entertaining expert Francesco Bilotto shares tips on how to spruce up your space by adding removable wallpaper and customizing picture frames.

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Sheinelle Jones gets a children’s room makeover by TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto

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Perhaps you have heard about eating certain foods for your particular blood type or maybe wearing makeup based on what “season” you are. How about designing your living space according to your zodiac sign?

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TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto shares the only thing that can take the fun away from laying out a new rug on your floor is when your little ones run over and – splat – trips over the rug’s edge.

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Are the cushions on your sofa looking a little drab?

Spending money on a new sofa can cost hundreds (and even thousands) of dollars. But if all your sofa needs is a little more life in those cushions, interior designer and TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto has a fast and frugal solution to take your sofa from frumpy to firm.

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Take your lamp from drab to fab with this DIY from TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto.

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Francesco Bilotto shares his “One Small Thing” tip to make a difference in your life.

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The season for spring cleaning is here, and TODAY Tastemaker Francesco Bilotto wants to help!

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Want to save money on your big day? (What, you don’t have $31,213 worth of coins in your couch cushions?) Francesco Bilotto, a budget-conscious wedding and lifestyle expert and TODAY Tastemaker, shares his best tips to save money on the way to the altar.

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As part of TODAY’s series “Home Styled,” interior designer Francesco Bilotto shares DIY ways to transform your nightstand from a pile of clutter to a place of luxury.

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Now that the trees, lights and decorations are stored away until next year, your home might seem like it’s lacking. But no longer! TODAY Tastemaker and interior designer Francesco Bilotto is dishing out five of his tips for bringing in light and life to your home during the winter.

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Here at TODAY, we are constantly on the lookout for the sharpest experts to help you live your best life, and we’ve gathered the best and brightest to be a part of the TODAY Tastemakers team.

You’ll find our Tastemakers on TODAY and TODAY.com often to dish out their latest tips and tricks — but let’s get you two acquainted, shall we? Meet Francesco Bilotto.

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Don’t let hosting a holiday party drain your bank account!

Creating a holiday table to remember doesn’t require fancy table runners or pricey centerpieces. Instead, grab some paper bags — yes, paper bags — to whip out these trendy table decorations.

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Design expert and TODAY.com contributor Francesco Bilotto shares unbelievable before and after pictures of room renovations from kitchens to bathrooms to living rooms and offices. He has advice to help you achieve a sophisticated update for any room in your house.

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With dull yellow paint, harsh lighting and no outdoor windows, the office was anything but inspiring — until Francesco Bilotto worked his magic. The interior designer worked with Ashley to take the space from drab to fab, and his tips can be easily applied into any space.

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