Decorating your backyard can be very expensive depending on what you want it to look like. But there are ways of decorating your backyard without breaking the bank and still achieving the end result you want.
If you’re a fan of Doing It Yourself (DIY), keep reading for ideas that will help you turn your backyard into a stylish oasis.
1. Inexpensive Flowers and DIY Planters
If you want a spring look that lasts for a long time and costs little, plant inexpensive flowers. These flowers might be crocuses, snowdrops, and other perennials. These followers will bloom and brighten your yard in the spring and once they settle, they will keep making a comeback every year, saving you time and money.
You can also design flower planters for the potted plants in your backyard. In case you need some potted plants, you can make them yourself. Use discarded plastic pails or ceramic pots. You can even paint the pots and place them in positions that will enhance the style you’re going for.
Old tires can also be reused as planters. Simply hang them on the walls of your fence and plant some beautiful flowers in them. Don’t forget to paint them in playful colors to lose the tire look.
2. Outdoor Furniture and Pillows
If you have rusty outdoor furniture, don’t throw it away in lieu of new furniture. Backyard furniture is very expensive and can leave a sizable dent in your bank account. Instead, paint the furniture you have to your desired color and arrange it in a whole new way to give it a new look.
However, if you do have space in your budget for a versatile piece of outdoor furniture, go for a slatted top outdoor table that you can use for any occasion.
If you’re going for a cozy feel, especially for the evenings, you cannot go wrong with throw pillows. Use the same old pillows you have and just change the covers. Choose colors that best compliment your furniture and if you need new pillow covers, why not just stitch some yourself using old material? The best pillows are the ones that accent the look and give it a more cheerful feel.
3. Collection Display and/or Living Wall
If you have an old sea shell collection that has just been sitting around collecting dust, this might be the chance to reuse it. If you are an avid collector of exotic plants and anything that is eye-catching you can build a shelf to display them.
The space on top of the shelf cannot be left white and blank, so consider decorating it with a living wall. A living wall is a plant or a tree that has been trained to grow in a particular design. Yes, you can coerce and manipulate a plant to grow in an artsy way that will beautify your wall.
4. Outdoor Fire Pit
With a few materials and a manual, you can build a fire pit in your backyard. The great thing about an outdoor fire pit is that it can serve as a central point in your backyard, where you can sit around with family and friends and host bonfires and roast marshmallows/
However before you build the fire pit, consult your homeowner’s association and find out about fire pit regulations and any other ordinances that you need to observe.
5. Gazebo With Vintage Decorations
Your nearby thrift store is bound to have a gazebo that can be redesigned according to how you want it placed in your yard. You can decorate it with sheets and any other yard materials you can get your hands on. Find vintage decorations and string lights to complete the look. This might be a spot for you and your family to sit away from the sunlight and the heat during the summer, and shelter from the cold in the fall.