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5 Best DIY Outdoor Decor Ideas For Your New Home

August 1, 2017 2:27 pm

5 Best DIY Outdoor Decor Ideas

Summer is in full swing, and with that comes spending many hours chilling in our backyards. Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or have lived in the same place for ages, chances are your backyard could use some sprucing up. Thankfully, we are here to give 5 of the best, most essential DIY outdoor decor ideas to get you stylin’ for summer and the autumn months. The best part: these are surprisingly easy and can be done on the cheap!

Pallet Sofa

First and foremost you need to be comfy in the backyard of your new home, so begin your DIY adventures by putting together an outdoor sofa for maximum lounge-time. You can call your local wood supplier to locate pallets for cheap (and sometimes free) for the base of your sofa. The cushions can be made by purchasing foam in any size and covering it, alternatively (as in the linked tutorial) they can be made from baby mattresses and covered with DIY weather-resistant cases. For the last piece of this project, you’ll need weather-resistant throw pillows, and you’re done! The best part of this DIY project is that you can make this sofa any size and shape you’d like to perfectly suit your backyard. See step by step instructions here.

Tabletop Fire / Rocky Fire Pit

Our next most essential DIY project is an outdoor fire feature. You can go the route of a sleek glass enclosed tabletop fire, or a rocky ground-level fire pit. Either way, this project is fantastic for providing you with warm summer nights at your new home, and is especially great leading into the colder months. You can find the tutorials here and here, respectively.

Video Projector

Now for the entertainment. We trust that you and your guests have a flair for the liveliest of conversations, but whether you just want the ambience of visuals dancing silently in the background or are planning an outdoor movie night, this project has you covered. For a simple set-up, you can keep your projector on a bar cart and roll it outside to have it project on the fence, an outside wall of your new home, or even a white sheet you’ve hung up. For a more involved set-up you will find an extensive outdoor theater guide here, to weigh your options.

Miniature Pond

This project can be on the complex side, because there is pump installation and lining the pond to consider, but the pay off is more than worth it. You’ll have a lovely zen escape, as well as providing a habitat for fish, frogs, and water plants all in your new home’s backyard. Depending on the size of the outdoor space at your new home, this may or may not need to be a miniature pond, but keeping it on the smaller side will make things easier. Get the steps here, as well as tips on how to keep a pond clean naturally, here!

String Lights

Our last, and arguably easiest DIY project is one to string together the whole look. String lights are the perfect way to light up your nights with minimal effort and maximum ambience and they come in an endless variety of sizes and colors. Personally, we love the round bulb string lights, which you’ll typically see lighting up a patio, restaurant, or wedding. Try lights with a yellow cast to bathe your outdoor space in a warm glow. Find out how to create an aesthetically pleasing canopy with your lights here, and click here for additional backyard lighting ideas for your new home.

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