People often make the mistake of thinking that creating an inviting outdoor environment is always extremely expensive and a lot of work. Even the littlest things can make the outside of your home more inviting. Here are some ideas to make your outdoor area a retreat.
1. Create posts to hold hanging flowers or lamps.
This simple addition can be done many ways, but it can make a great difference. Good lighting and small decorative touches can instantly transform your outdoor area into a unique & inviting living space.
Pinterest: DIY Patio Area with Texas Lamp Posts
2. Add a fire pit and bench to your outdoor seating area.
Cozying up next to a blazing fire in your own backyard fire pit can make those cool summer and fall nights even better. Skip the portable fire pit and plastic chairs that you have to put back in storage every winter, and trade up to this exceptional bonfire area that everyone is sure to love!
Pinterest: DIY Fire Pit and Benches Project
3. Add black mulch and/or a stone path to spice up your outdoor curb appeal.
The contrast of this black mulch with some stone and plants really makes the landscaping around your house pop! Your house will surely stand out with this amazing addition.
Pinterest: Black Mulch and Stone Path
4. Use reclaimed wood to add a walkway from your patio or driveway to your yard.
This is a simple yet inviting thing you can do that is sure to get noticed. Repurposing wood can help keep your costs down and is environmentally friendly, so you can feel good about making this upgrade to your outdoor space!
Pinterest: DIY Pallet Wood Garden Walkway
5. Add rope lights to your outdoor space.
When it comes to creating a trendy, eye-catching backyard or outdoor area, simply adding unique lighting, such as rope lights, can have a great impact. Line your walkway with rope lights or add them to your deck railings to create a dynamic effect.
Pinterest: 3 Ways to use Rope Light Outdoors
6. Plant an herb garden.
Doing this has two benefits: not only does it look great, but you also have fresh herbs to make a fantastic meal. Fresh herbs make all the difference when it comes to cooking. You can plant them in small pots and continue growing them inside in the winter, or you can pick the remaining herbs and dry them out.
Pinterest: Growing Herbs in Window Boxes
7. Turn a Pallet into a flower planter.
Pallets have become a versatile material for many DIYers. If you need to spruce up your curb appeal, consider using them to create planters for your flowers. The pin below is one of our favorite ideas.
Pinterest: Pallet Planter for Butterflies
8. Make your own outdoor furniture with just some pallets, paint, and cushions.
Outdoor furniture can be pretty pricy. Here is another creative way to use pallets to spruce up your curb appeal. Outdoor couches and sectionals provide a great seating area that is different from your average table and chairs.
Pinterest: DIY Pallet Sofa Ideas and Plans
9. Create sensational tiki torches out of old wine bottles.
Tiki torches are an extremely popular outdoor staple. Instead of buying the standard torches from the store, kick it up a notch by creating your own. Use glass jars or bottles that reflect your personality to add a little more character to your torches.
Pinterest: DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torches
10. Use faux stone to make the exterior of your home more appealing.
Skip the expensive aesthetic projects on the outside of your home. Putting in real stone can be extremely expensive and more than likely cannot be done on your own. This fake stone looks just like the real thing and makes your home’s exterior look ten times better!
Pinterest: Faux Stone Exterior Update
It doesn’t take much to spruce up your curb appeal. Even on a small budget, a little time and ingenuity can transform your outdoor space into a place where you will love to spend your time. Like our suggestions and want more project ideas? Follow us on Pinterest!