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Due to the pandemic in the last year, most of us were forced to spend all of our time indoors. If you’re in a funk and feeling unmotivated, revamping your home is an excellent way to add some interest to your space. One area of a home that is often underutilized is the backyard. Is your outdoor living space full of overgrown shrubs and mismatched furniture?
Rather than letting this precious real estate go to waste, this is your opportunity to transform it into your personal paradise.
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Time to Spruce Up
Before you do anything, it’s important to start with a clear space.
Start by removing dried-up plants and unwanted items. Next, evenly mow your lawn and trim hedges.
You can consider hiring a landscaper, but it’s going to cost you.
Repaint Old Furniture
Do you have a bunch of old lawn chairs and tables that have weathered over time? Instead of worrying about getting brand new outdoor furniture, infuse new life into old furniture with a fresh coat of paint.
It’s often cheap, as well as a quick way to revamp your furniture.
DIY Outdoor Decor ( i.e., Repurpose Old Containers)
Artisanal planters are incredibly charming but equally expensive.
You can achieve a similar look with containers lying around in your house. From old glass bottles to baskets, you can repurpose so many things into beautiful planters for your outdoor space.
DIY Fire Pit
You can easily find a compact fire pit at affordable prices online; however, if you are looking for something grander, like a stone fire pit, consider DIY-ing to save more.
You can buy kiln-fired bricks or fly-ash bricks to build a fire pit for your outdoor space. That being said, if you lack experience, it could be best to consult an expert.
Outdoor Decorating Ideas on a Budget Can Include Lights
A pitch-black space isn’t the most appealing. Illuminate your backyard by putting up lights. Festoon lights will be a delightful addition to your recreational area.
Installing more lights will inevitably drive up your electricity consumption. This is an excellent time to compare energy providers in your area and switch to a better-priced plan.
Check out the Integral Energy type plans to see if there are any savings available on your energy plans.
Cheap Patio Floor Ideas
Is your backyard looking too plain?
Add a pop of paint to give your floors or decking a vibrant color; however, refrain from using regular wall paint that might chip off easily – instead, get paint exclusively manufactured for painting floors.
Consider an Outdoor Rug
If painting the floor is too much of a hassle for you, then an outdoor rug is a convenient alternative. Outdoor rugs are available in a wide range of patterns and textures to match different aesthetics.
Install a Trellis
A trellis is a lovely garden feature that isn’t too difficult to install. You can easily make a trellis out of refurbished wood.
Choose a rose bush or any climbing plant of your choice, and you’re done!
Backyard Ideas for Small Yards (i.e., Utilize Vertical Space)
Are you working in a tight space? Don’t let that discourage you!
You can still have a variety of blooming flora without overcrowding your backyard. Set up a vertical garden to make the most of walls and other vertical space.
Make it Comfy
To make your backyard the ultimate hangout spot, you need to make it as comfy as possible. Get cushions and plush daybeds where you can wind down and relax.
It may seem overwhelming at first, especially if you’ve never undertaken a project of such scale, but span the work over a few weeks and ask your family or friends to lend you a hand. The transformation will be worth it!
What does your outdoor living space look like?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.