As the seasons change and warmer weather rolls in, all people want to do is kick back and relax in the comfort of their own backyards. You may look out your back window and realize your personal outdoor space isn’t as comfortable as you hoped, with a lack of lush greenery and tranquil spots to lay out under the sun. There’s no need to worry, you don’t need to shovel out thousands to transform your backyard into a place you love! Check out these inspiring outdoor space DIYs that are sure to get you on your feet and heading to your local hardware and garden store.
ADD SOME FIRE
Sometimes all you need to enjoy a nice evening outdoors is a beautiful fireplace to gather around. A patio with furniture could easily be placed to center around a small or large fire pit. There are countless fire pit options to choose from, based on your personal budget and taste. Fire pits can consist of a simple round tin placed on the ground, filled with chopped firewood. You can also stack sturdy bricks to DIY your own fire ring. Another option are tabletop fireplaces that look great situated on a cozy patio. Fire pits can also get very modern and luxurious, using propane gas rather than naturally burnt wood and burning over smooth shards of blue glass.
Not all backyards are large and spacious, but that doesn’t mean they can’t thrive with greenery. A great hack for filling an outdoor space with plants and flowers is to install a vertical garden. Stack a few shelves at an appropriate distance from each other and pile on the green! Place them in matching pots or get creative with them in any way you want. Stick to simple flowers and succulents or opt for growing a wall of herbs that you can use in your home cooking!
SET THE MOOD
Adding efficient lighting to an outdoor space can spruce up the scene without costing too much or requiring a lot of effort. String a few hanging lanterns over your patio furniture for a cozy, relaxing setting. A few small, dim, white lights can add a tranquil glow to your backyard. You can also invest in a few large candles that can be relit and used for a long time. Lighting can make a difference, especially once the sun completely sets.