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Small Backyard Ideas to Improve Your Home
Small Backyard Ideas to Improve Your Home
19 Oct 2022

Transforming your home with small home improvement projects doesn't have to blow a hole through your budget. Your backyard could be the first place to turn your home into the place to be when it comes to relaxing or hosting family and friends.

Here are a few things you can do to take your backyard from drab to fab.


Create a living wall

Something that doesn't require a large space, or for you to spend every weekend getting ready, is a living wall. Transform the side of your shed or a brick wall with a couple of vertical panels. You can choose to paint this feature or hang pot plants or herbs on sturdy hooks to create an interesting green feature that works well with your space. One of the benefits of this is that you can switch the plants all year round and re-pot plants or herbs that are in season for an ever-green wall.


Build on benches for relaxing

Some backyard ideas to create for your garden are seating areas that are surrounded by plants. Make sure that this is in a fairly shaded area for those hotter days. Investing in raised beds or waterproof seating can improve the aesthetic of your backyard and also make it practical for the inclusion of plants or trees that you would like to have planted.


Accessorise where you can

Never underestimate the power of using accessories and colour to bring your backyard to life. While potted plants can offer a great escape into a peaceful space, take advantage of water-resistant rugs, garden art, mirrors to widen a space and comfy furniture to make the space welcoming. Play around with patterns and relaxing colours that can enhance the mood of the space to truly make it your own.


Choose slimline options for small spaces

Whether you have a small nook that is looking bare or working with a small patio or backyard, choosing slimline options to enhance a space can be beneficial. Options such as a slimline plant stand or vertical plant supporters in the form of a ladder stand can add height to displays and can be budget friendly. Keep in mind that the aim is not to clutter your space but to create a relaxing spot for you and your loved ones.

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