Having a spacious backyard is a bonus to owning your dream home. There's so much one can do in a backyard to create a personalized hangout spot for every member of the family. If you're looking for inspiration, here are six ways you can create an elegant backyard to reflect your personality and taste. PS: all of these ideas won't eat into your savings!
Set Up A Trellis
A trellis is a great way to increase the green patch in your garden even if you are short on floor space. It also gives your backyard a touch of vintage charm, adding to its overall aesthetic appeal. You can make a DIY trellis for your home using some wood bars and metal mesh which is ideal for creepers and other plants. A trellis is a great spot to grow vegetables and flowers too, adding a splash of colour to your backyard. If your trellis is wide enough, you can even consider setting up a bench below it for the perfect spring vibe. Whatever you do, a trellis is sure to add a fresh and warm appeal to your backyard!
Invest In An Awning Shade
Staying outdoors for extended periods can take a toll on your energy levels and skin health. But not if you have an awning shade! If you're curating your backyard to be your family's favourite activity spot, you just can't do it without investing in an awning shade. Ensure you choose a portable one so you can move it around near your area of seating. Take it from the hammock to your child's play pool or your dog's kennel - a portable awning shade is just what you need to make outdoor time comfortable for you and your family. These surfaces are also weather-proof and are easy to wipe clean.
Get Creative With Your Fence
There is so much the humble fence can do to give your garden a facelift! Creating a unique mural on your fence is a low-cost way of giving your backyard a facelift. While you may have to invest time and effort to prepare your fence for paint, the result will make it worth your while! Decorating your fence with creeper plants such as morning ivy, bougainvillaea and star jasmine gives you some bonus greenery in a compact backyard. Run some fairy lights along your fence to light it up after sunset. This is a great lighting option even when you have guests. You can also sprinkle your backyard with artificial flowers to give it a splash of colour. There are endless options for decorating your fence to make it one of the highlights of your backyard!
Create An Outdoor Dining Space
A great way to use your backyard often is by setting up an outdoor dining space. Wicker furniture is your best bet for all-weather durable outdoor furniture in Sydney. Supported by a touch aluminium frame and high-quality resin wicker, your dining lounge set is sure to last the test of time. Wicker furniture can also be cleaned easily, making upkeep a simple task. Invest in outdoor dining or lounging sets to ensure you have plenty of seating space in your backyard to entertain guests.
Bring Home Some Hammocks
Nothing spells leisure like a comfortable and cosy hammock! Tie up a couple of hammocks in your backyard to give it a fresh and summery vibe. Not only does a hammock give you a great place to lounge in on weekends, but it also translates to more sunlight and more outdoor time for the entire family! If you're missing trees in your backyard to set up a hammock, you could also bring home a hammock stand that lends support from the bottom, eliminating the need for trees. Just make sure either your fence or your hammock is high ensure to prevent hilarious incidents such as an elk getting entangled in a shredded hammock!
Cotton, nylon and polyester are all comfortable and popular materials for hammocks. Invest in more than one material and change your hammock seasonally to ensure maximum comfort. With a stylish hammock, your backyard is going to be the envy of the neighbourhood!
Set Up A Fire Pit
Soothe yourself and your friends and family on those chilly winter nights with a warm and cosy fire fit. Build your fire pit out of wall stones to give it an earthy and vintage charm. Alternatively, you could also invest in a metal fire pit if your home is contemporarily designed. From roasting marshmallows to cooking up some delicious Christmas treats and candies, your fire pit will be the favourite spot for the family to lounge around every holiday season! Ensure you provide ample seating around the fire pit so you can play perfect host to your friends and family.
Creating a warm and welcoming backyard on a budget is now a reality! We hope the above hacks have left your mind buzzing with ideas on how you can bring them to life in your home!