Friday, May 31, 2013

DIY Spring Outdoor Decoration

I'd like to welcome Anna Hicks who has written a post especially for DIYbyDesign.

It’s the time of the year once again to get up and about to trimming and sprucing up your lawn or backyard. You want to give it that alluring look that makes you want to spend afternoons outdoor sipping some strawberry lemonade.
Some simple tips and tricks and a pair of handy helpful hands can achieve a lot with small changes. There are professional services that can teach you how to water your lawn less for better results and help you to preserve water, which means you can also reap eco-friendly benefits during DIY spring outdoor decoration.

1.  Add a Little Something Extra to Your Planters
Planters come in all different sizes and shape which means there's an array of ideas that you can work with. From something as simple as painting them a different color or pattern to whole project that involve making a planter tree by stacking up different sized planters; the sky is the limit.

Cat in Flower Box

An option is to combine a water feature to some medium to small sized planters, some small sized bird baths or pebbles and water. Such a craft may sound extremely difficult; but it’s quite is easy to carry out, and also makes a very appealing and refreshing addition to your front lawn.
Flower Box

2.  Build Yourself a Fire Pit
If you have a large backyard and your children love camping, this might be just what you need to not only take them camping right at home, but add a whole new level of fun to it. Building a fire pit may seem like a very tough project, but with an extra pair of hands and some accurate directions, you can manage it fairly well on your own.
Fire Pit in Connecticut
You don't need to make it an exclusive for your children. Adults are just as likely to enjoy an activity of the sort, so you can also make your fire pit a hub for socializing with friends and relatives.

3.  Add a Dash of Color 
If you’re hopeless when it comes to taking instructions, you might just stick to something as simple as adding a bit of color here and there. Another great idea for the front might be to paint your front doors a bright shade.

Quaint front doors at Bosham

As hard as it may sound to believe, hot pink seems to be the color in vogue for this mission if you wish to accomplish it. It adds a dash of brightness to your house and makes it look more lively and welcoming at the same time.

4.   Make it a Relaxing & Soothing Place
If you wish to lure your kids outdoor or just like to hang out outside, add some furniture outside that makes it seem more of a lounging space.

Get a hammock if you like, but if you prefer something sturdier, then perhaps a summer cabana would suit you better. However, if you don't want to spend extravagantly, fish out some old chairs, renew them with some cans of spray paint, add an umbrella stand and your relaxing corner is as good as done.
When it comes to home decorating, whether indoor or outdoor, it does not have to be an extravagant burning of money. You can make do a lot with plain old household items; it all depends on your creativity and imagination and the tips mentioned above will give you some ideas to start. 

Thanks Anna.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love window boxes and those are beautiful...Still on the hunt for window boxes (such as the ones in Grandinroad) that do not cost a fortune...I always love seeing your beautiful patio....have a great weekend!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...