How to create a welcoming outdoor space on a budget
What people don’t realize is that you don’t need to have a huge budget to make your outdoor space welcoming. There is nothing more fun than spicing up your backyard by doing creative things. They are not only fun to do and budget-friendly they will also make your outdoor space look amazing. So here are some of the best budget-friendly ideas.
Fun glow in the dark stepping stones
This budget-friendly project is perfect for anyone who wishes to turn their backyard into a fairytale forest and give it a whole new magical appearance. Not to mention that it’s probably much simpler than you think. The first step is to get glow in the dark pigment. After you’ve done that, you’re going to need to mix it with grout and just paint that mixture over the stones. Once you’ve finished painting over the stones, the pigment is going to absorb light and all you have to do is wait for night to fall and the magic to begin.
Make your own fire pit
Building your own fire pit is much more cost-efficient and way more fun to do. It’s an avid solution if you’re planning on inviting your friends over for a party in your backyard.
Hang up fairy lights
The type of outdoor lighting you pick can make all the difference for your backyard. String lights have the power to turn a cold and dull backyard into a cozy and welcoming place to just relax and enjoy yourself.
Make a coffee table
Even though at first glance it might seem a bit unusual, there is nothing more magical than creating something out of materials that have a completely different purpose. All you will need for this project is tires, paint as well as a glass top. You will want to do is paint the tires a color that you like and stack them on top of each other. All you need to do after that is put a glass top on it and you have a table.
Make a pergola
This beautiful piece of outdoor décor is made up of just six parts. Whether you want to frame a path or make a gateway, having beautiful garden pergolas can give your backyard a much more grandiose appearance. But if you are not comparable in your building skills it is always better to hire professional pergola installers, because it will save you more money than having to rebuild your pergola.
Create a stone path
Having a little path in your yard can make it much easier to navigate through it, especially if you have a wide space to cover. A path also helps if you want to avoid people stepping on your lawn. You can build a path in amazing ways and incorporate all kinds of fun designs.
Make a swing bed
If you like hammocks but that is too mainstream and you have some pallets lying around and an extra mattress and make yourself a pallet swing bed. Once you have assembled the body of the swing all you need to do is find a sturdy branch in your yard and hang it up.
Add large potted plants
When you are creating an oasis the most important thing in your backyard needs to be plants and greenery. The best option to create an oasis are big potted plants because they will create a resort-style in your yard. The best part about it is that you can move them around if you get bored with the design. For an oasis, it is best to pick grey or white stone pots that are subtle.
Incorporate a relaxing water feature
Even though some water features like in-ground swimming pools are big investments. A water feature is something that an oasis must have and it should be the one big investment for your backyard. But if you are not able to afford something that big, you can settle for something like a hot tub. On the other hand, if you are not someone who likes the look of having pools and hot tubs you can add a simple fountain.
Bring in some amazing scents
Scents are a big part of creating a welcoming space. You are not only making it visually welcoming but adding some scents will bring in more calmness. You can put up cute scented candles on your tables or around the garden in safe containers like mason jars. But if you want to go all-in you can plant plants that are scented. One of the best options, if you are looking for something that will make everything smell amazing, is jasmine shrubs. There is nothing simpler and better than landscaping to boost your curb appeal and make your yard more welcoming.
As you can tell, there are so many different budget things you can do that will make your outdoor space more welcoming. All you need to do is be creative and think outside of the box and you will have an amazing yard.
About The Author: Leo King is a 29-year-old freelance English teacher and a passionate part-time writer. He is a novel aficionado and interested in reading and writing articles about home improvement, business, fashion, health, marketing, web designing, technology, and related niches. He lives with his wife and family in Sydney. Here is his Twitter.
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