How to Decorate an Outdoor Space on a Budget
The best outdoor spaces are packed with useful, weather resistant and attractive furnishings. While outfitting these areas can get pricey, just remember that you can save a lot of money with DIY projects, which are often as fun as they are inexpensive. As an added incentive, decorating the exterior of your house not only improves curb appeal, it creates another usable space that feels like home.
Essentially, your outdoor living space should always look and feel like an extension of the inside. These DIY outdoor decor ideas work to enhance the livability of your home’s exterior while amplifying your personal style. The projects range from patio decor ideas to porch improvements and even include a few ways you can stylize your garden.
Welcome Guests With a Personalized Doormat
If your welcome mat is all function and little style, you’re missing a big opportunity to add some personality to your outdoor space. When guests arrive, a welcome mat is one of the first things they interact with at your home. Make it count. Stenciled DIY welcome mats like this one are so inexpensive, you could have one for every season.
Upgrade Your House Numbers to Be More Modern
When it comes to outdoor decorating to improve curb appeal, the devil is in the details. A cheap, plastic house numbers sign is going to detract more from your home than you might realize. There are numerous ways to upgrade your house numbers, but there are a few key points to remember.
- Make sure the style of the numbers is in keeping with the age and style of your home.
- Position house numbers underneath an exterior light so people can see them easily from the street.
- Keep the number font simple and highly readable. Some fancier scripts are nearly impossible to read from a distance.
Add Some Warmth to Your Outdoor Area With a Custom Sign
Signs are a great way to welcome guests into your home or make a powerful statement that speaks to your family’s values. You can craft a sign for your porch area that says just about anything. Put some thought into the feeling you want to create. Do you want it to be welcoming? Perhaps a simple “Welcome” sign will do. Do you want it to be cozy and conducive to small gatherings? This lowercase “gather” sign would work perfectly.
Create a Mini Flower Garden
People tend to take their gardens pretty seriously. But a little outdoor whimsy can do more to improve your mood than a plain garden with no personality! This mini flower garden is fun for the child in us all and is an even better project to tackle with your kids. Once you create your mini pots, incorporate them into a fairy garden in your flower beds.
De-Electrify a Chandelier for Outdoor Use
Not all of us are lucky enough to have electrical wires running out to our patio or backyard. But even if there is an area for overhead lighting, this converted chandelier makes a beautiful accent light. Too much light outside is not nearly as relaxing as the ambiance of candlelight.
Learn How to Make a Succulent Plant Container
Succulent planters are fairly low maintenance and easy to create. However, it’s worth learning the proper way to make a large planter like this one because mistakes can happen. Once you get the basics down, you’ll be able to create some eye-catching focal points in your outdoor living space that will get your neighbors talking.
Kids Can Help With This Beaded Wind Chime
Wind chimes don’t always need to make noise. Sometimes just having a little color moving with the wind is enough to make a statement. Pick a wind chime project or two that match your style and have fun with them!
Add Some Ambiance to the Backyard With Hanging Lights
Adding ambient lighting along a fence will instantly improve the look and feel of your yard. If lighting a ton of candles doesn’t appeal to you, there are some solar powered options available.
Keep a Pizza Herb Garden on Your Porch
It makes sense to keep your herb garden in the kitchen if you have enough light. But for the summer months, you’ll get the most out of your herbs if you move them outside. This particular herb garden features ingredients to jazz up your homemade pizzas.
Transform Grapevine Balls Into a Spectacular Light Feature
These grapevine balls have made their way all over Pinterest as barn wedding decorations. Though they make great rustic wedding decorations, the balls look even better in a rustic farmhouse style home. Along with this chandelier project, there are other ways you can incorporate these into your outdoor space:
- Fill a wire basket with them and add a wood top to create a rustic end table.
- Place one large ball on top of an urn floral arrangement.
- Use individual balls as accent pieces along your porch and steps.
- Group varying size balls together in threes