If your yard or garden is looking a little dull and sad, you should enjoy this article. Below I have pulled together five, slightly unusual, ways to give your outdoor spaces a fresh new look.
Decorating your walls and fence
Hanging something unusual on the outdoor wall of your home is a quick and easy way to create interest. It could be something practical like a clock that is designed for use outside. Or something fun like custom street signs featuring messages and images that you have chosen. Potentially, anything can be printed onto them. Or you could make things easy for yourself and simply use traditional road sign designs as your base and edit them in fun ways.
These signs are designed to stay looking good for decades no matter what the weather throws at them. So, they work really well for use in gardens or yards.
They also make very good presents. If you do not want to drill holes in your house wall because you are worried that this will allow damp to get into your home, just hang something on your fence instead.
Hang some ornaments from your trees
If you are lucky enough to have a tree or two in your garden, consider decorating them in some way. It could be something as simple as hanging a nice ornament from one of the branches. You will be surprised by just how nice it looks.
Use low-cost lighting in interesting ways
These days, it is really easy to get your hands on fairy lights and strip LEDs that are designed for use outdoors. Recently, prices have dropped, so you can really go to town with them and use them in a wide variety of ways. Simple things like running them along the edge of your deck or wrapping them around your chair and table legs can create a magical effect.
Use more colorful plants
Adding some plants that are colorful year-round to your flower beds is a good way to keep your garden looking nice in the colder months. Keep an eye out for trees and shrubs that have red or yellow leaves. Planting them in small groups around your yard or garden will break up the sea of green, especially if you choose varieties that have differently shaped leaves. This adds texture as well as color.
Incorporate something shiny into your yard
Putting something shiny in your garden creates an interesting effect, for example mirrored gazing balls. These are very popular right now. Or perhaps put up a mirrored ornament on your garden wall or fence.
However, if you do this make sure that they are not placed anywhere they will be exposed to direct sunlight. Remember that shiny objects can focus and magnify the sun’s rays. This means that you can inadvertently start a fire in your yard if you hang them in the wrong place. So, it is best to approach this last idea with caution.
As you can see, most of the ideas above are not expensive or hard to implement. If you have a bit more money to spend I suggest that you go online and take a look at sites like the one run by the makers of the This Old House DIY show. Most of their suggestions are very on trend, which makes it easy to keep the look and feel of your home up to date.