1. Light the way
Whether it's string lighting wrapped around a tree or solar powered lanterns along a pathway, lighting is a fantastic way to bring your outdoor area to life. It creates a warm, enticing ambience after dark - perfect for entertaining. Best part? There is no need to spend a fortune to create a beautifully lit backyard.
For more inspiration: 10 garden lighting ideas.
Upcycling your pre-existing furniture, fabrics and knick-knacks into new and exciting outdoor features is a great way to update a lacklustre backyard. Teapots as planters, doors as table-tops, the trick is to think outside the box! Not only does it give your space a unique look and feel, it doesn't cost a thing.
Up for the upcycle challenge? Try this project: How to make a rustic garden gate.
3. Create hang-out nooks!
Create a natural flow in your backyard by separating out areas for your guests to relax and enjoy. Dining area complete with table and chairs, outdoor living room with colourful cushions and a hammock in the corner. By making these outdoor-rooms, you make your backyard feel bigger and more welcoming! Summer BBQ anyone?
4. Think vertically!
Spice up empty wall surfaces with a vertical garden. This fun gardening trend is a simple way to update your backyard. It is especially great for small outdoor spaces like balconies.
Here is an easy and low-cost vertical project for you to try: Make a vertical succulent garden.