DIY Garden Decoration Ideas
It feels like summer has been coming for a very long time this year, and we can finally start to feel its soon coming presence. The evenings have gotten longer, and the weather a little more bearable, and soon enough the warmer days will be upon us.
Once summer is in full swing there is no doubt you’ll be spending a little more time in the garden, and like any other part of the house, if you’re going to be spending more time there, you’ll want it looking its best. We’ve put together some great garden decoration ideas, most of which won’t break the bank, but will have an instant impact!
Getting thrifty and repurposing things you already have around the house is always a great move, as it saves spending any additional money and can look great. This water feature is simply made from an old bucket and floating candles, then you can just add some flowers you have in the garden.
This picnic bench has been completely transformed by the retro lights and tree stumps used to hang them. Outdoor lighting can really change the look of a garden, and classic bulbs like you can see above are timeless and look amazing! Do make sure whatever lights you buy are suitable for outdoor use though, we don’t want any electrical mishaps.
Painting the back door creates a real differentiation between the inside and outside of the house. You’ll need a nice wooden door to create the look like above, and you can get untreated and treated options from companies like Oakwood Doors. You can go for a nice natural earthy colour, or really mix it up with a nice bright colour pop. Whichever paint you use, make sure it is specifically for outdoor use on wood.
If you or anyone you know is having to cut down a tree, don’t let the wood go to waste! There are loads of things you can do in your garden with a good bit of timber, DIY flower beds being just one.
If you’ve got a shed, turn it into a summer house! It may be hard to find a new home for all the tools and other bits and pieces, but it could be so worth it. A shed can turn into a lovely little garden retreat, perfect for reading a book in the shade or a bit of extra warmth after the sun has set.
Get creative with your garden fence. As much as a treated wooden fence looks great, it still looks very much like a fence. These painted cans add a wonderful colour pop and can be changed each year to freshen things up, plus, other than the paint, they’re pretty much free.
Transforming your back yard into a soothing retreat doesn’t have to break the bank. Use your imagination, look around at what’s available, and make it happen!