One way to create a picture perfect backyard is by following the latest trends. Keeping up to date with what your fellow neighbors are doing to spruce up their yard is an excellent way to find ways of improving your own.
1. Find a Color Scheme
Color is one of the key elements to refreshing your yard. Whatever you choose to go with, make sure the palette is consistent throughout your outdoor area.
For more temporary accessories, try color schemes that fit with the season. That way, while the yard is ready for year round festivities, the added seasonal touches will give it that extra flair.
2. Implement a Rustic Tone
Take a short vacation to your backyard with a rustic approach to your layout. Instead of modern decor, utilize old fashioned furniture and equipment to create a more natural vibe, isolated from the present world.
Warm-toned, hardwood patio tables and chairs will do just fine for this look; however, the material will weather naturally over time. Leather covers protect the furniture while adding more to your theme.
3. Cosy Atmosphere
There’s nothing better than taking in the sun’s rays. Do so in total comfort when you strive to make your backyard as cozy as it can be. Cushioning is a great way to get started, as one comfy cushion transforms any area into a relaxation spot. Add a patio with heaters, dedicated to keep you and your loved ones at the ideal temperature.
4. Light Your Yard
The right light set up brings out the best of your yard. All of a sudden, a dull patch of grass becomes a photo op. Find the perfect spot for a patio by seeing where natural light is most likely to smoothly flow in. Keep the fun going at night with candles, lanterns, and string lights.
5. Match Your Outdoor with Your Indoor
Every home’s architecture has a story. Furniture and decor are what helps the story go along. To maintain your home’s essence, find outdoor furniture and decor that matches or compliments the interior of your home. Get to know your home’s story, and the rest comes simple.
6. Be Sustainable
Odds are that if your yard is a big priority, you’re a fan of nature. Return the love with native plants and flowers. These plants find little trouble growing with limited resources. Grab a bubbling garden fountain for a natural humidifier that attracts pollinators to your yard. Finally, recycle and build a compost heap to do your part for the environment.
7. Recycle Your Furniture
Recycled furniture can create a very sustainable yard. By reusing old, durable furniture or upcycling items to make a new piece, you create furniture that bears the weather while helping the climate. Eco friendly decor also will do wonders in adding to your backyard’s look.
8. Concrete Decor
Concrete furniture is a durable and stylish form of furniture that provides a striking look that’s simple to clean off. Bench seating, tables, and a fire pit are a simple set up when it comes to using concrete to your advantage. If you want uniformity, try adding some concrete planters.
9. Start a Garden
Don’t let a small yard keep you from creating your own garden. This task will go the distance for your yard’s practicality and aesthetic. When creating a mini garden, you can grow a large variety of plants with a small amount of space, reducing the strain of upkeep. By maintaining a solid mix of plants, you’ll be sending out a nice message to the local bee and butterfly populations.
10. Add Planters
If a garden will take up too much time, consider making the task of growing easier with planters. Along with traditional gardens, planters provide you with produce, but also have the benefit of convenience with handy dandy dividers. To go the extra mile, plant your favorite flowers and line the planters up in a unique fashion, surrounded by string lights.
11. Cover Ground with Rugs
Rugs can be a warm welcome to your friends and family. You could provide the same comfort to them as they exit your home with a modern outdoor rug. These coverings are made to resist moisture, so they are built to last in severe conditions.
12. Furniture as Accents
Furniture can be an accent to an area as much as it can be the main focus. When thinking of accented furniture for your yard, it’s always best to go outside the box. Add an oddly shaped piece of furniture or a piece that isn’t anywhere near your color palette. Going unconventional even in the slightest could completely change how your backyard is perceived.
13. Have a Drink with Nature
Whether it be a simple set up or a fully stocked bar, guests are sure to enjoy a refreshing addition to your back garden. If you want the full bar experience, ask your local home improvement store for some design options.
For a simple approach, add a bar cart next to your grill filled with liquor and basic bartending tools. Serve beverages with plenty of cocktail hour favorites and you have a simple and entertaining afternoon in the autumn. Make sure the spread of your table covers the staples of cocktail time with snacks, hors d’oeuvres, plates, napkins, and even a few refills.
14. Eat Outside
No matter the season, it’s important to be able to entertain outside, and food served in your backyard makes any event special. However, you don’t have to empty your wallet for an outdoor dining area. With some nice seating, and the right grill cover, your backyard becomes an outdoor banquet hall.
15. Plant Based Furnishings
Why not combine your love for great furniture and sustainability? Plant-based furniture, like rattans and canes, provides you with more options for your yard’s aesthetic. This type of furniture will come in a large variety of styles and colors, so find your favorite.
16. Think Bohemian
A natural tone seems to be a recurring trend. The Bohemian style has always represented this, combining natural materials with eye-catching colors and patterns. By using a bohemian style for your backyard, you give your guests quite the visual spectacle.
Some classic Boho accessories include patterned pillows, lanterns, and rugs. Along with these mainstays, consider adding newer, eccentric features such as as well wall mirrors, wall art, and floor cushions
17. Go Up with a Vertical Garden
Modern real estate has leaned toward smaller gardens, so it’s important to make the most of what you have. The best way to conserve plant space is by planting a vertical garden. When you’re selecting this, it’s important to review your options. Both indoor and outdoor options are available, and you can purchase high end growth equipment for a DIY version.
18. An Outdoor Living Room
Outdoor living rooms are a way to bring indoor amenities into your yard space. By adding a television, some sofas, and a nice coffee table, you’ve built yourself a space to hang out and enjoy festivities with all your friends and family. Select a shady spot, such as a covered patio or protect your furniture with custom and sectional covers. Make sure you furnish it with weatherproof outdoor furniture.
19. Plastic Plants
Real plants can be a pain to keep around, so why not go for their fake counterparts. A set of artificial plants will go just as far to make your patio shine. They help to improve mood and morale while offering a lush accent with absolutely no upkeep.
20. Put Privacy First
If you prefer your patio to be a place for personal relaxation, build out your furniture for a quiet space. Just add a plush couch or hammock into a shady space, and create your own snuggly private ambiance.
A covered patio is the go to option for privacy outdoors. Waterproof, tinted curtains will ensure that your business is not seen by prying eyes.
21. Perfect Your Swing
If you have a swing on your porch or in your yard, unequal weight distribution can lead to instability. Inspect your swing for any fasteners that have loosened or even fallen off. If you come across stripped threads, don’t use the swing until they’re adequately replaced. Take down the swing and use custom tarps to keep it safe from scratches or dirt and grime.
Your swing will also need a good cleaning. Use a sponge and mild soapy water or a quick hose down. For grease and water stains, use a mixture of toothpaste and baking soda.
22. Add an Outdoor Pillow
A quality pillow adds a comfortable accent to outdoor furniture. They can also up the value of your patio’s aesthetic. The right set of outdoor pillows can make your patio the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day.