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Backyard decor ideas: A yard should be seen as an extra room. It can be used to highlight your personality, it can add creative character, and it can be a place to enjoy yourself with friends and family. If you’ve let your outside space go a bit, no matter how large or small it is, there are many ways you can brighten it up. To help get you thinking, here are a few ideas:
Backyard Decor Ideas
Add a patio
If you’ve got a tiny backyard, a patio that covers the entire area might be your best solution; it can make it easier to maintain and maximize its use. Patios are versatile, you can use them as a space for friends with garden furniture, and you can put potted plants wherever you want. You don’t need to worry about cutting the grass either, which may seem pointless in small spaces. With large backyards, you can patio a section of it to create a space for friends and family with garden furniture where you can.
Awnings are retractable, so this is a great way to make a small outside space work in all weather. They attach to the side of the house and can be pulled in and out at will. These are attractive and allow you to use outside space no matter the weather.
Raise your borders
Raised borders are a great way to create divisions in your space. If you have a large backyard and want to section parts of it off, a raised border or borders in a stepped fashion is a way to achieve this.
In small spaces, a raised border or a bedding planter can be set against one wall, and it allows you to create a section for plants while still having that patio. It is easier to maintain than having a grassed section, and the overall look can be beautiful.
Use lawn ornaments
Hear me out on this: lawn ornaments don’t have to be tacky. Your garden ornaments can really add that bit of inspiration you may feel your backyard lacks. There are sculptures, elegant wooden bridges, and structures that add to your space, not detract from it.
If you are a little more artistic, you could even create a few of your own. Scrap metal can be sculpted into an ornament of your choosing. Also, think about mirrors. In small spaces, mirrors help create the illusion of more space, and the same can be said outside. Angle the mirrors to reflect some of the best features in the yard.
Paint is the old faithful of the DIY’er. You can use it to cover anything that is starting to look worse for wear. Masonry, walls, metal fences, wooden fences, etc., color the yard as you see fit. If you want a little creative inspiration, why not paint a mural?
Add some lights
When you add lights to your backyard, it creates ambiance and makes things feel a little more magical. Sure, you’ve got your traditional solar lights along walk paths, but consider string lights, too. You can put these up so they all direct to a central focal point, such as the middle of your patio or even a tree.