Create Instant Ambiance with Kitschy LightingBesides stopping you from tripping over a chair at night, lights are a simple and cheap way to dress your yard. While this is an effective way to add a warm ambiance to your space, the wrong style of lights can be an instant mood killer. For example, florescent lights can make you and your guests feel like you’re under constant interrogation, while a few candles sparingly placed will make your space seem like a haunted house. Consider purchasing some Chinese or stained glass lanterns to add a pop of colour, or wrapping fairy lights around a tree for a more magical feel.
Insert Life into Old FurnitureIf there isn’t anything physically wrong with your furniture besides some fading, then there’s nothing a fresh link of paint can’t fix. Not only will you save yourself the time and money sourcing new furniture, you can make your existing pieces look all shiny and new. Opt for long-lasting outdoor paint to ensure your furniture can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at it.
Add Warmth with a DIY Fire PitYou could say that fire pits are the little black dress of gardens – they are so hot right now! Puns aside, fire pits are an attractive (yet practical) way to create a main centrepiece in your main outdoor relaxing area. Just think – you could be melting marshmallows with the kids, unwinding after a long day with a vino, or entertaining guests. While you can easily buy a fire pit, it’s just as easy to build yourself. Gather an assortment of brick to construct a stone wall in a shallow hole in your garden.
Define a Space with a PatioAs well as being aesthetically pleasing, a patio is the ideal solution for creating a defined entertaining area in your backyard. If you’re not sure where to start, a specialist like Premium Pools and Gardens can offer advice (or do the work for you!) as to where to place your patio and the types of blocks that would be suitable for your climate. With the right care, patios are generally low maintenance and can add significant value to your property.
Think Vertically with a Garden WallDon’t have the space to create a vast assortment of plants and shrubbery? Just because your garden is small doesn’t mean you can’t be creative. A vertical garden wall is a clever way of adding hints of colour into your yard while creating a sense of privacy.
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