A yard is often times the first impression someone gets of your home. Because its the first thing people see, making it look nice is a good investment to make. Whether it be out back or front, beautifying and updating your yard is an easy way to add appeal and charm to your new home. Here are some easy and cheap ideas to transform your yard (Click on the photo to get to source).
1. Spruce up your lighting
Adding some fun lighting like these tiki torches from Stone Gable can go a long way at making your yard feel welcoming. They are also a perfect way to light up the summer nights and inspire you to spend more time outside.
2. Make a statement with your umbrella
Umbrellas can make in a statement in many ways. Whether it be a bright color, a fun print, or a more unique set up like this umbrella lighting from Country Living. No matter how you decide to make your umbrella stand out, its an easy investment that provides shade and allows you to show off your personal style.
3. Make your seating into storage
Kill two birds with one stone by turning your outdoor storage into seating as well. The Garden Glove has an adorable example of how easy it can be to make your own outdoor storage bench.
4. Plant an herb garden
Not everyone has a green thumb, but almost anyone can pull off this stacked herb garden from Country Living. Not only will these make your yard look more beautiful, but they are perfect to use in all your favorite recipes.
5. Add a fire pit.
This is a great way to encourage social gatherings and (better yet) s’mores! RenoGuide has the best list of 40 fire pits to get you inspired to invest in one of your own.
6. Create your own Pallet flower display.
This is a cheap way to add a little fun to your porch/yard. Green Yard features this pallet display and explains how easy it is to “fill with an array of potted plants in the summer, then switch to pumpkins or pinecones for the autumn months.”
7. Hang a hammock.
No further explanation needed, hammocks are the best. This cozy hammock inspiration is from Stephanie Lynn.
8. Light up your trees/porch
The Garden Glove features this romantic patio amongst other easy DIY projects. Hanging lights is one of the cheapest and easiest additions to your yard and it will encourage you to spend time outside during the night hours as well.
9. Pretty up your pots
While flowers usually don’t need any extra help adding color and beauty to a yard, we love this easy trick to sprucing up your potted plants. So, be done with the traditional pots and make a statement with your own personal style. Make It & Love It has even more ideas on how to transform your flower pots like these ones.