Spruce Up Your Backyard With These 4 Summer Design Updates
Easy Backyard Summer Design Updates
With Memorial Day weekend just a week away, you may be planning a pool party or backyard BBQ to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. If you’re playing host this weekend and your backyard is in need of some updating, below are 4 outdoor summer design updates that will get your yard looking great.
1. Add a Pop of Color
Adding color to your backyard furniture or potted plants is a great way to add some visual appeal to your yard. If you have patio furniture in a neutral or muted color, considering picking up some throw pillows in a vibrant but complimentary color to add it. You can also pick up pots that come in vibrant colors from any home maintenance store such as Lowes and Home Depot, or paint pots you already have a vibrant color to brighten up any outdoor space.
2. Update Outdoor Furniture
If your outdoor furniture appears old, dusty, or has rust consider either placing it or at the very least giving it a good cleaning. Removing dust, dirt, and rust can go along way. Tips on how to give your backyard furniture a good cleaning can be found, here. If you’re ready to just replace your outdoor furniture however, consider buying new furniture that has pieces that can be easily be switched out. That way, if you accidentally leave your cushions out in the rain one evening you can easily dry them. Detachable pieces also give you the flexibility to replace cushions at any time.
3. Paint The Shed
If you have a shed in your backyard, consider giving it a boost with some fresh paint or new flowers. Sheds can often accumulate clutter though, so be sure to schedule a morning or afternoon to clean any clutter out first if need be. Depending on how much updating is needed, you can either add a fresh coat of paint to the door in a vibrant color such as red or blue to give it stand out look, or repaint the entire shed. You can also add flowers around the shed to make the space look well-kept and lively.
4. Assemble a Vertical Garden
A new trend in outdoor summer design is vertical gardens. Vertical gardens are a great way to add some greenery to your outdoor space in a fun and creative way! They add wonderful visual appeal and its convenient for those who don’t have a lot of horizontal space in their yard. If you’re interested in adding some living succulent art to your backyard, Sunset.com has put together a helpful step-by-step guide on how to make your own vertical garden, here.