Back Yard Ideas. Summer has arrived and we’re enjoying our morning coffee on the front porch or catching some rays on our backyard patios! Trees and shrubs are blooming, your gardens are growing and you might be craving a little bit more.  Luckily, there are so many ways that you can add some serious style to your patio, porch, decks and backyards without spending a fortune!

For some instant green foliage, bring your indoor plants outside. Summer is usually a safe time to bring our indoor plants outdoors for the summer season but, be sure to bring them inside at night if it gets cool, and don’t place them in direct sunlight for more than a few hours. Strategically place plants around the seating area, just as you would indoors.

Using fabric is a wonderful way to make an outdoor space homier. Search clearance bins for colourful throw pillows you won’t mind tossing after the summer season and find a couple outdoor rugs to really bring the space together. Place a larger, neutral-coloured rug down first, underneath your patio furniture and place a smaller, more vibrant area rug centred on top of the first to add a little pizzazz. If your space is very exposed, you can create privacy with a screen, some old shutters or a few curtain panels. There are a few home decor shops that sell outdoor curtains in a variety of pretty patterns that are built to withstand the elements.

A hot trend in 2017 is the vertical garden. Ideal for backyards where space is a commodity, a vertical garden will Vertical Garden Ideas
become a gorgeous focal point in your outdoor space while providing privacy, visual interest and even food! You can DIY the project using old pallets, chicken wire, wooden boxes, an old dresser, even old, plastic pop bottles! In the image is just one idea, check Pinterest for other ideas and step-by-step instructions. Love to cook? Plant herbs in your vertical garden and enjoy fresh, flavourful dishes all summer long.

For the finishing touches on your outdoor space, hang some artwork or a mirror on outside walls, add some mood lighting or place a few sturdy candle holders on tables.

If you have tired looking out door furniture or love to hit the garage sale for some great finds. We have a way to paint that older patio furniture so it looks new again, check it out.  How To Paint Outdoor Furniture.