When looking to create a backyard inspiration, be prepared to think outside the box. A impactful backyard takes more than just an outdoor patio set and furniture – think water features, BBQ pits and cozy areas entertain and relax! You don’t need a lot of space or a big budget to make a huge impact in your backyard, so we’ve gathered some of our favourite backyard looks, from DIYs to going all out. Check out some of our favourite looks before, and browse our Pinterest board for even more backyard inspiration.
Going All Out Backyard
If you’re looking to totally revamp your outdoor space, and have allocated some fund to just that, try a unique cobblestone or brick patio that includes a fire pit and built-in seating. Depending on the size of your backyard, adding brick and stone ads durable landscaping that will last for years and having the brick fire pit as the focal point creates a focal point and a gathering spot for summer nights.
Backyard on a Budget
On a limited budget? Not a problem! A good eye for deals and details will allow you to create a beautiful enjoyable backyard for less. How about infusing your gardening and greenery into the décor? By adding a hammock and a side tables with decorative lanterns or accents creates the perfect relaxing space to nap or read. Have your heart set on a focal fire feature? A simple DIY Fire pit can be easy assembled in a few hours and looks professional.
Add Some Quirk
We love seeing unique ways that add personality to your backyard. One of our favourite looks is fun and easy check board, that serves as a unique eye catching addition, as well as a favourite with kids.
Another inexpensive way to furnish your backyard oasis is by using pillows and cushions to update the furniture you already have already from year to year. Beautifully designed patterns and pillows can liven up any space for a fraction of the cost, and adding some coloured lanterns or twinkling lights can create a serene area that you can enjoy for the summer months.
Check our our Outdoor Pinspiration for even more of our favourite backyard looks. For our homeowners still waiting for their landscaping and SOD to be installed, check out Life Before Lawn, our decor tips for adding greenery to your new home.