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Be Your Own Decorator: Garden Edition

Posted on Aug 20, 2015

Not realizing all the potentials of your garden deprives you of many enjoyable hours you could be spending in it, during your morning coffee, breakfast, barbecue or a get-together for all your friends and family. Therefore, a nicely-decorated garden does not only raise the value of your house, but also gives you plenty of opportunities for time spent outdoors. Here are a couple of DIY ideas you could try to make it cozier.


Paintings on the Walls

Well, a wall technically is not your garden, but it does add a great deal to it and can be considered a part of your outdoor decoration. The thing with garden walls is that they are rarely higher than two meters – in the UK, for example, there are laws that regulate height – but are usually quite long. Therefore, they present a sufficient amount of space.

If you are inventive and imaginative, make the garden wall your canvas and a showcase of your art interests. There are two things you can do: hang pictures on the wall or paint something yourself. It does not have to be world-class art, but, it will always present the impulse of your imagination. Not a lot of people can do this, so turning a wall into a painting is among the most creative ideas you could think of. If you are not feeling overly creative, you can always ask the neighborhood kids to decorate it for you.



Vertical Garden

For those who want to display their gardening skills, but have already planted enough vegetables and herbs leaving no room for flowers, a vertical garden is a great idea. You can arrange it all on your own and it does not cost much and is still quite unique. Among the things you need are the support – a house wall or a pallet-based structure – and your favorite flowers planted in pots. There are many options you can choose from and, depending on your level of expertise, the amount of free time and available space, your vertical garden can go anywhere from a few pots to the entire wall covered in flowers and hanging plants.


Unusual Materials

When it comes to your patio, you need to invest some time if you want to create your own decorations and, furthermore, going for less popular yet equally quality materials is always good. For example, you can find furniture made out of bamboo sticks that is both visually appealing and long-lasting. Another fine solution is yarn – even though it is predominately used in indoor decorations, you can knit some one-of-a-kind decorations such as blankets, pillowcases or chair pads. For bigger projects, be sure to find good online yarn storesthat will offer you good prices and help you turn this idea into a reality.

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Turn the Lights On

Whether you are having a party or just want to read on your patio, you need proper lighting. However, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money on store-bought hanging lamps and stuff you do not really need. Get a couple of light bulbs and sockets, some extension cables and cords, and install them on strategic places to light the entire area. Or, on the other hand, make a DIY lamp out of stuff you already have around the house and not use. Lighting always ensures a more homely feeling, especially in the evening.


The Perks

A decorated garden will undoubtedly make your time spent in it more enjoyable and cozy. Moreover, you will be happier to invite people over to admire your decorating skills and compliment you on your work. Finally, doing it all on your own will make you appreciate this area even more and inspire you to always introduce new and exciting things.

About Derek Lotts

Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. In his free time, he likes spending time in nature with his wife.

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