5 Budget Friendly Ways To Spruce Up Your Backyard

5 Budget Friendly Ways To Spruce Up Your Backyard

A backyard makeover doesn’t have to be costly to be spectacular. All you need is a little DIY magic to create your dream backyard. Check out these great design ideas to help transform your green space into a beautiful oasis on a budget!

1) Create a Stone Path

Create a clear path from your house to your backyard garden, water feature, pool, or playhouse. You can use a variety of materials like mulch, bricks, or stones to create a beautiful pathway. You can also add a little flair to your walkway by adding yard decorations like glow-in-the-dark rocks or garden stakes.

2) String Up Some Mood Lighting

A sure way to make your backyard beautiful is to invest in outdoor lighting. Drape string lights down from a pergola or across your outdoor living space to give it a starry-night feel. Another great way to add some lighting is to line your patio or garden path with torches or lanterns for soft lighting.

Photo via @suchgaul

3) Have Some Fun With Your Fence

Cool backyard ideas don’t have to be expensive to have that “wow” factor. All you need is a drill, several different sizes of multi-colored marbles, and a rubber mallet for this unique and fun DIY project. Your backyard will be a kaleidoscope of color when the sun hits just right!

photo via @bettysmith.art

Another fun way to spruce up your fence is by adding a mural. This is a great way to add some color on a budget. Just be sure to determine what paints you’ll use and the scale of the mural first in order to create your masterpiece.

Photo by @rissipiecie

4) Set Up a Backyard Theater

Set up a projector and screen right in your own backyard to watch all of your favorite movies. Just add a few blankets, large pillows, a string of lights for ambiance, and of course don't forget the popcorn to enjoy watching movies under the stars. This is a cheap and easy way to create the ultimate backyard viewing experience.

5) Create Shade with a Pergola

A pergola is a fantastic idea for your dream backyard. Clear out an area on a deck or in your yard and build your own pergola. Add curtains for extra shade to create the ultimate outdoor living room!