Having a beautiful backyard can feel like your living space is larger. A space where the whole family can enjoy spending time together can really improve your home. And being outdoors can also improve your mental health and wellbeing. So what a great excuse to add a little home decor to your outdoor space to create the perfect little retreat in your own backyard.
Add a Pool
Now, if your home builders or landscape designers have already put a pool in your backyard then you may not need this tip. But there are inexpensive ways to add a pool to your backyard without too much hassle.
One thing that has been growing in popularity over the last few years is a stock tank pool. That’s right, people are using farm stock tanks to create a perfect place to cool down in the hot summer months.
You can keep it sanitary by using regular pool chlorine, such as a floating dispenser, and testers and you can easily drain it and refill it. You can also install a pump if required.
If you don’t want to make it look too much like stock tank, you can get creative. Dig a space in your yard to give it an in-ground look, or keep it above ground and cover the exterior with rocks or pebbles to give it a more natural look. You can even pop it under a gazebo in the shade to create a cozy space for relaxing.
Add a Swing
A garden swing can be one of those fun home decorations that can bring images of your childhood flooding back. A cute wooden swing can be hung from a large tree, giving your backyard a whimsical touch of personality. Under a tree is also a great spot for providing shade. If you don’t have anywhere for a swing, a garden bench or a couple of rocking chairs could create a nice relaxing space for reading or getting lost in your thoughts.
If you have a couple of trees, a hammock can also add a relaxing element. Keep it romantic and cozy by adding some fairy lights in the trees above.
Add Colorful Plants
Add a pop of color to your outdoor living space by bringing in some colorful plants and flowers. One way to make them pop is to plant them inside unusual objects. Get creative and think of what you could use instead of a traditional plant pot. Wheelbarrows, old tires, or recycle some old wood and craft your own. Don’t forget to hang some to give your garden some height.
Create a Pathway
Create a pathway from your back door to a favorite spot of your yard. You can use reclaimed wood or old tiles, or even broken paving slabs. Whatever you use, you can create a cute path that kids and adults will love walking on. Using stones or tree bark can be good to use around your path to help define it. This can also be good for adding in herbs or alpine plants and helping them to stand out.