Achieve a Beautiful Backyard with these Simple Décor Ideas

Posted on 08/24

After moving into your new home, most of us can hardly wait for that first perfect spring day to sit in the backyard and enjoy the weather. Before heading to the store to load up with furniture and accessories, be sure to put some thought into a strategic plan. Size and quantity are extremely important as too much or too large will clutter the space making the backyard look smaller and in disarray. What you want to do is make sure you accessorize using the right furniture that fits your backyard properly. Decorating your backyard does not have to be expensive and by properly choosing your décor, you can have an outdoor paradise for an affordable price. Here are some guidelines to creating a beautiful backyard:

  1. Make a Statement
    Adding colourful accents can brighten up your backyard and is a fun way to decorate. Bold pillows in colours such as pink or orange stand out, especially when contrasting with a solid colour chair or couch. Another good way to make a statement is to plant flowers and herbs all around your backyard to implement more colour and a fresher scent.
  2. Add Some Light
    Brighten up your night by purchasing outdoor lights at any local store and place them sporadically around your backyard. Stringing lights throughout your backyard gives off a warm glow for a more elegant appearance. Save on costs by buying solar outdoor lighting. Solar lighting options are abundant and can include stakes, post caps, multi-coloured spotlights, or even solar powered sun bricks.

    Another way to illuminate your backyard is by installing a fire pit! The entire family will love this simple décor addition and it will surely be one of the major hotspots of your home. It’s also a great way to extend time in the backyard when the cooler spring and fall evenings roll around.
  3. Select your Furniture
    Having something to sit on while you are hanging out by the fire pit is an essential inclusion to your backyard makeover. Have that cottage feeling every day with wooden Muskoka chairs, benches, or a hammock swing.

If you love to entertain, plenty of seating is a must. Look at numerous options including high and low dining patio sets, sitting areas with chairs, sofas, or even rockers, and even curved benches with built in flower containers.

For a more modern look, add wicker couches and a glass table to sit comfortably in your backyard. Having a cabana, awning, or pergola, can relieve you from the sun’s rays and also allow you to spend time outdoors in the rainy weather.

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