People no longer want to go to crowded bars or restaurants, so what better way to hang out with your family and friends than in your own back garden. During these unprecedented times, nothing is risk-free, however, being outdoors and keeping a safe distance is one of the best ways to socialize in 2021. Now that the coronavirus crisis has put a hold on people’s ability to mingle, why not take the time to turn your boring backyard into a party paradise? Here are just a few ideas to help you create your own perfect hang-out spot.
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Get Some Inspiration
The first step when transforming your backyard is to get some great inspiration. Try to create a mood board that includes color schemes, design elements, plants, flowers, and decor ideas. You can find a lot of inspiration on sites, like Instagram or Pinterest, or magazines like Architectural Digest. Make sure you plan your design concept with a use in mind. Do you want your garden to have a more formal dining area? Or would you rather have a casual chill-out area? You can pull ideas from different images and use these to create your own perfect paradise for entertaining guests.
Create Your Furniture and Decor
Depending on the size of your budget, you can either purchase second-hand furniture and renovate it, or simply make your own pieces. An outdoor pallet bar is a really easy DIY project that you can take on to revamp your backyard. You can also make your own matching set of benches and tables using wooden pallets. For a finishing touch, use dang spray paint to coat the wood and give it an added dimension of warmth. Other fun feature ideas that can be ‘DIY-ed’ include a firepit or outdoor pizza oven. Fairy lights are also an inexpensive and easy way to bring character to your backyard. Other fun ideas include patterned pillows, wind chimes, wooden pergolas, and outdoor rugs.
Add a Personal Touch
Finally, it wouldn’t be your own perfect paradise without adding a personal touch. You can copy other gardens and find inspiration; however, these personal touches will make your own space stand out from the rest. You can make personalized aprons for the chef of the house and even create your own bar sign. If you have a little herb garden, you could label the different plants with homemade signs. Second-hand stores are a great place to find unique trinkets for your garden.
An amazing garden or patio can instantly elevate the value of any home. Not only will you find yourself using this space more often, but it can also help you sell your home in the future. People are often mistaken in thinking that you need to spend thousands of dollars in renovations to revamp an area of your house. You don’t need a lot of money in order to transform your backyard, all you need is time, creativity, and some great DIY skills.