No matter what size of outdoor space we have, from a balcony to a farm, anywhere can be brought to life. I’m not a natural gardener and often feel overwhelmed but bringing a backyard to life needn’t be an expensive job. All it really takes is some thought, a little lateral thinking, and imagination. Some of the most powerful changes you can make in your outdoor space are also the simplest. Adding refreshingly simple touches can turn even the plainest backyard into a garden paradise. A few special touches here and there can draw attention, highlight areas, and bring colour to dull spaces of stone and grass. Read on for some handy hints and tips!
Draw Attention With Unique, Decorative Statues
Placing a few interesting statues around your garden will significantly impact its appearance and feel. For instance, an unexpected metal rooster statue could be a great addition to a rustic country look, whereas an interesting Greco-Roman piece could offer a Mediterranean touch. If you are after something more Asian-inspired, consider Asian statues for the garden that will add something utterly unique and add a little bit of Zen.
A well-placed figure brings both a sense of interest and drama to your backyard. Plus, it’s a fun way to add something different and eye-catching for visitors. If you want extra pizzazz, you can also find statues with built-in solar lights that double up their usage as accent light fixtures at night. So whatever kind of outdoor personality statement you’re looking to make, adding some decorative sculptures is sure to make your outdoor space something special.
Bring In Some Beautiful Greens With Plants and Planters
Plants and flowers a garden makes…so if you want to revitalize your yard, consider planting them far and wide! Bringing in some beautiful greenery and flowers can be one of the simplest and most effective ways to make it more inviting. They can help bring in bursts of colour and provide a much-needed respite from hot summer days. Moreover, they’re a great way to show off your green thumb to your guests and of course are essential for pollinators and other wildlife.
You can choose from various options, including trailing vines that wind around your trellis or large potted plants that add an exciting depth and dimension. Depending on the style of your home and landscape, you can also tailor the plants to create a visual statement with colours and textures. For those who don’t have the time or dedication for plants, adding faux foliage is another option yet still provides lush greenery without the maintenance requirements. Artificial plants require no pruning or watering; they never die (which is always a bonus for busy people) Whatever type of foliage you decide on, ensure you accessorise it with stylish pieces such as terracotta pots, decorative stands, and sophisticated hangers to pull together an attractive look for your outdoor space.
Get Creative With Outdoor Seating And Decor
How can you enjoy a beautiful space without being able to sit in it!? Fortunately, there are lots of options when it comes to outdoor furniture, in part because it’s such a lucrative market. A simple bench can provide extra seating for when friends and family come over, while strategically placed decor pieces can bring more life and fun to the area. For example, you could try adding a hammock between two trees or along a wall. You could also hang swings from a tree or arbor, which creates an instant adult playground and something the kids will love too! And don’t forget about other garden furniture pieces like tables and chairs…each contributes to making your backyard look stunning and comfortable.
Make Your Patio Personal With A Custom Fire Pit
Adding a fire pit (safely) to your patio is a great way to make it more personal and inviting. Fire pits can create a cosy atmosphere perfect for entertaining friends, enjoying family time, or just relaxing by yourself…not to mention they look fantastic! When selecting a fire pit, you have lots of options. You could pick a traditional model, like the classic logs lined up around an open flame, or you could go more modern with gas-powered propane models that are easier to maintain and control. Or if you want something truly unique, getting one custom-built is an option too. Keep in mind that these aren’t always the most neighbour-friendly feature if you’re going to be producing a lot of smoke.
Create A Relaxing Atmosphere With Outdoor Water Fountains
If you decide to invest in some Asian statues, as mentioned in the first section, you might want to continue that trend and turn your garden into an oasis of relaxation and tranquility. Outdoor water fountains are a great way to bring a relaxing ambiance to your backyard since there’s nothing more calming than the serene sound of bubbling water. Moreover, with all the shapes and styles available, you can find the perfect outdoor fountain to fit any space and complement any existing style or decor.
Add A Touch Of Whimsy With A Playful Wind Chime
Some people love them, others hate them, and you might want to skip to the next point if you have a particularly ornery neighbour. However, if you fall into the former category and aren’t worried about irritating your neighbours, wind chimes are often a great addition and add a sense of whimsy and playfulness to any space. Wind chimes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and materials. You can go for a classic jingle bell design or something with more intricate details like bamboo or terracotta tiles.
Add Visual Interest With An Outdoor Wall Mural
If you have an artistic bent and a large wall ripe for transformation, you can easily add an exciting mural that will make your yard pop and create a focal point that you can begin to build other things around. From flower motifs to abstract art to motivational quotes, an outdoor wall mural gives you a fantastic opportunity to express yourself and make a unique statement. In reality, the sky’s the limit when selecting a design that complements your landscape. You can find endless sources of inspiration online or visit a local artist and have them custom-paint it if you aren’t so handy with a paintbrush.
Hang A Bird Feeder For Feathered Friends To Enjoy
Natural is the name of the game these days, and what better way to do this than turn your garden into a wildlife sanctuary? OK, that might be a little extreme, but even if you aren’t interested in creating an aviary, you can hang a feeder to attract a wide range of interesting and exciting species. When choosing a feeder, look for one that is designed well so that food is kept dry in wet weather, and squirrels are less likely to make meals of the food. Make sure there is enough room for multiple birds to visit at once. And don’t forget to get accessories like seed trays or bird baths too!
You can genuinely rejuvenate your yard with the right outlook and an understanding of your style preferences.