Three Affordable Ways to Spice Up Your Backyard

Summer is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to freshen up your backyard and get it ready for pool parties and barbeques! Backyard maintenance and decorating can get pretty pricey, but there are various ways to liven up an outdoor space without spending a ton of cash.

  1. Lights

Adding lights is a great way to make your outdoor space look more inviting to guests. Stringed lights come in a variety of bulbs, like the ones pictured, and don’t have a huge price tag. So, if you buy a couple boxes and string them in your entertainment space, it’s both efficient and elegant.

If you have paved areas in your backyard, then you can go the roped lighting route! Rope lights are cheap and can be added to the edges of your paved areas to make your beautiful patio stand out at night.

Another option is using simple holiday string lights and placing them along the border of your fence. They may not look like much during the day, but at night, they become a twinkling frame to your backyard.

A simple option for pavement is glow in the dark paint, such as Rust-Olem Glow in the Dark Brush-On Paint. The paint soaks up the sun during the day and then illuminates your walkway at night. Entertaining friends and family outside at night tends to be a lot more tolerable than during the day (especially in Texas!), so lighting up your backyard in a unique way can really help set that perfect relaxing summer mood!

  1. Fire Pits

If you’re not quite ready to take that big step and build a fire pit in your backyard, there are cheaper alternatives that still get the job done and make for a great backyard addition. Each of the fire pits pictured are clean, sleek options that add a luxurious feel to your space and are – wait for it – all under $100! Whether you already own patio furniture or enjoy lounging in the cool grass on a comfy blanket, a fire pit is the perfect piece for an outdoor area that turns average seating into a fun campfire atmosphere.

  1. Unique Flower Holders

If you’re a handy or crafty person, a DIY flower holder, like the grey wooden one pictured, is the perfect backyard project for you. All you need is some paint, wood, and tools and you’re set. “What if I’m not handy or crafty?” you may ask. This could still be an option for you!

An easier project, like the hanging windows pictured, don’t require as much skill. You can buy the individual elements and simply put them together to make a more tasteful piece to hang on the walls of your home or fence.

If you’re really into the lights idea, you can tie your lighting together by painting a flowerpot (new or used) with the same glow in the dark paint previously listed. Flowers add the perfect pop of color to any outdoor space, but these unique flower holder ideas take it to the next level.

These three ideas are just a few among the many ways to give your backyard a little upgrade. However, each one is sure to offer that “little something” it may need. After some tender, love and care, your outdoor space will be ready for friends and family all summer long!

Light and flower holder photos courtesy of Pinterest

Fire pit photos courtesy of Wal-Mart

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