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One of the best parts of summer is being able to enjoy time outside. if you’re anything like me, you dream of turning your backyard into the perfect little oasis.
It can be expensive to transform a backyard though. So we found ways you can add charm and coziness to your outdoor living area without spending a fortune.
Here’s 14 ideas to kickstart your creativity.
1. Choose A Theme
Are you looking for a serene space filled with neutral colors perfect to practice your morning yoga? Or are you more into creating a playful backyard escape with every color of the rainbow and different patterns? Try to have an idea of the overall ‘theme’ for the area. Consider this a good place to start when thinking about turning your backyard into your little oasis.
2. Add Fun Furniture And Accents
Creating an inviting space makes it ready for entertaining anyone. Adding things like fun seating, outdoor pillows and colorful rugs add character and fun to your backyard retreat.
3. Use Plants For Privacy
Do you live in tight quarters or feel like your backyard is on display? Then plants can definitely help create a more private space.
You can find quite a few tutorials online that show how to make things (like this plant privacy wall) that are both easy to create and affordable.
4. Keep The Mosquitos Away
Nothing is worse than trying to sit outside, enjoy a glass of wine and a good conversation when you’re having to fight off those pesky mosquitos!
5. Bring In Some Fire
Fire pits or bowls add a touch of coziness to an outdoor area while keeping the bugs away.
You’ll find all sorts of fun handmade fire pits on Etsy, like this wine barrel fire pit from A Wine of a Kind. But if you’re wanting to save money or looking for something a tad smaller, then you could try making your own fire bowl.
6. Make Your Backyard An Outdoor Movie Theater
Why sit on the couch when you can watch your favorite flick under the stars?
There’s plenty of tutorials online, such as this one from My Barefoot Farm, to create the perfect outdoor movie screen yourself.
7. Create Your Own Shade
If you’re not blessed with large trees or a wooded lot, then you can always create your own shady hangout. Try using a boat sail or even installing curtains. Jennifer Stagg of Stagg Designs offers this DIY solution on her YouTube channel: