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Every now and then it becomes necessary to alter your surrounding and make some changes to your living space.

Of course, this is not always easy or cheap for that matter.

But this does not mean that you should neglect your backyard and pay attention only to your interior space.

A well maintained backyard can greatly contribute in creating an enjoyable space suitable for relaxing.

There is no need for hiring expensive designers or decorators, when you can manage everything by yourself, with only a little imagination and effort.

And if you are lacking ideas, you just might get inspired right here:

One Man’s Trash Is another Man’s Planter

Before you decide to throw away all unused stuff from your home, perhaps you should think of reusing it.

Many of your old items just might find a new purpose as planters or outdoor flower containers.

For instance, old broken chairs, bicycles, even wheelbarrows, jars and bottles make great flower planters.

Not only are you protecting the environment with reusing these items, you are also creating a more functional and appealing setting to your backyard.

There is nothing more attractive than seeing old items swallowed by nature; it is its way of taking over.

Cosy up near a Fire Pit

Is there anything more enjoyable than inviting a couple of friends over, sitting around the fire pit, enjoying a couple of drinks and roasting some marshmallows or barbeque?

Fire pits are actually a great idea for those long and chilly fall nights.

The best thing is that you can build your own fire pit using only stone pavers, bricks, gravel, cinder blocks or some other non flammable materials.

It is easy, functional and you can do it all by yourself without spending more than 100$.

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Hammock and Chill?

For those lazy Sunday afternoons, when there is nothing you would like more than just to lay down, relax in the summer sun, enjoy the sounds of nature and read your favourite book, hammocks are without a doubt the best possible choice.

The best thing about hammocks? You can put it up in a couple of minutes.

All you need is some study fabric, a couple of strong ropes and two trees in you backyard to hang it up.

You can even use wooden stakes for hanging the hammocks instead of trees; it all really comes down to your personal preference.

Let There Be Light!

Creating a pleasant ambient in your backyard can greatly depend on the illumination.

Fortunately there are all kinds of different and easy DIY projects that will allow you to lighten up your yard.

First thing you should consider is replacing all your existing bulbs with solar ones. This is a completely sustainable way of lighting up your home.

Also, using glow in the dark paint on flower containers and other garden objects could create sort of a magical setting in your backyard.

Repurpose old bottles or jars to create lanterns or simple put up rope lighting on the rooftops or along the garden paths.

Tiki torches or simple candles are always a good option for illuminating the space, as they are easy, simple and quite appealing.

A professional landscaper helped owners of a 1920s Tudor-style home transform their backyard from blah to beautiful with the addition of a paver patio, perennials, shrubs, evergreens and a remake of the steps to the backdoor. Photo courtesy of Landscaping by Bachmanís.
A professional landscaper helped owners of a 1920s Tudor-style home transform their backyard from blah to beautiful with the addition of a paver patio, perennials, shrubs, evergreens and a remake of the steps to the backdoor. Photo courtesy of Landscaping by Bachmanís.

Dine and Dash

Of course, one of the key elements in every backyard is the outdoor furniture.

There is all kind of DIY furnishing ideas you could use in your garden.

For instance, old tree stumps with just a bit of imagination could be turned into simple toadstools.

Also, repurpose your old crates to create outdoor seating arrangements, benches and even tables.

Also, use just a couple of discarded pallets and a few cushions to create additional seating space.

Another great idea that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a nice cold drink in the summer is using a simple wooden table and integrating a drink cooler in the middle.

This is as simple as hollowing a rectangular section of the table and lining it with a standard cooler with ice in it. Amazing idea for those summer parties!

Who says that you need pricey decorations and professional assistance to style up your garden space?

With only a bit of creativity and these simple ideas, you can create an amazing makeover suitable for all kinds of different entertainment.

Lazy afternoons, late night parties and outdoor breakfasts just got a bit more interesting.

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