22 May 5 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard
Believe it or not, but you can have a luxury looking setup in your backyard without the massive expense. With a few creative touches, it can look just as good as any model home décor show, at a quarter of the price. Get inspired to spruce up the backyard of your Ottawa home this spring with these five easy ideas that won’t break the bank.
Backyard furniture can be almost as expensive as purchasing furniture for the interior. But with a little DIY effort, you can create simple, great-looking seating areas that won’t cost much. For example, you can create a quaint and comfy seating bench area against a wall by placing low-cost concrete blocks that are dry-stacked and then covered with a foam pad. Add on some colourful pillows along the wall and you have a perfect area for seating that’s creative, affordable, and impressive.
Add Outdoor Lighting
Adding light features throughout your backyard –whether it’s a large space or small – can really transform a dull-looking yard into a magical and romantic setting. By stringing lights around a tree, along the fence, or around a cozy focal seating area, you can create the perfect ambience to spruce up your space.
Use Sweeping Fabric to Enhance your Patio
If you’re looking for a simple way to really enhance the look of your patio area, try hanging sweeping fabrics along the roof terrace. If you don’t have a roof terrace you can install hooks to hang them from to make your seating area feel intimate and cozy. Plus, they can block out those nosy neighbours!
Create a Collection of Plants
Even creating an area or old vintage tabletop with a collection of potted plants can create a focal point that can add some character to your backyard. If you have an old wheelbarrow, you can also use this to create a flowerbed and then wheel it to a specific location in your yard.
Add Stepping Stones
Looking to combat the weeds that seem to take over your yard? Consider adding stones throughout it. If your lawn is struggling to survive, then it might be worth it to cover it with a bed of gravel stones, while adding in larger stepping stones throughout to create footpaths.
Sprucing up your backyard doesn’t take much. All you need is the right ideas to get you inspired to get creative with the space that you have. Get started this spring with these simple and effective ideas!