8 Easy Outdoor Decor Ideas for Your Backyard

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Often, people who want to convert their garden into a sanctuary, feel bound with the efforts and money it will take to get things done. Then again, turning your backyard into a dream garden is not that difficult, just a little thought here and a little effort there can make your backyard, a paradise. So, here we bring you 8 practically possible ideas for a unique backyard decor.

1. Big Mirrors on Fence

Yes, you read it right! Add a large sized mirror or small cuttings of it on the fence of your backyard. It will make your small garden look more spacious and lively. Not only that, it will also enhance the appeal of other attractions you have installed with utmost care. You can even use those mirrors for yourself. Mirrors will add the bling to your garden and will make it look so much prettier.

2. Make Use of Tree Stumps

Sometimes, due to the shortage of space, one has to get the tree in the backyard cleared. And the tree-stump remains neglected for a very long time because it is tough to figure out what you can do with it. Tough tree-stump is a great alternative to punching bags, they can serve as perfect pieces of furniture. Cut the trunk into two vertical halves to make the tables and horizontal tires cut out of the stump will make excellent chairs. Not only will it make your backyard look like a forest, you can also use it to play a game of poker, eat the evening snacks or have dinner.

3. Light Outer Linings of Your Backyard

You can brighten your backyard by adding some colorful fairy lights to its edges and illuminating the path by adding small street lights or glow-sticks on either side. Adding lights will give a more defined shape to the backyard and the path when its dark. Plus, at nights, these lights will give it the paradise feel you were looking for.

4. Make Holes on Fence and Place Marble Stones

Cut out your fence and create holes where you can place the polished and shiny marble stones of various colors. It will make your fence and backyard beam with colors when the rays of the morning sun hit them.

5. Make Use of Old Bicycle and Utensils

We often ignore old bicycles, utensils and other stuff which are either broken or fail to serve their purpose anymore. What we fail to realize is, that they can be used as great decorates in the backyard. Yes, you can paint the old bicycle anew and hand plant pots on its handles. The old utensils and bowls will make great flower pots and give your backyard the trendy vintage look as well.

6. Brighten Your Trees

You can paint the trunks of trees in your garden and cover their leafy tops with some attractive fairy lights. And if you have saved a little extra this month, buy some attractive garden lights to make your backyard a wonderland. Play with colours, and select contrasting paint and hues of lights to make your family dinners exquisite. And while you are planning to host a family dinner in your garden, don’t forget to get a good mower to trim the grass as you don’t want your guests complaining.

7. Create Wooden Paths

You can also enrich the appeal of your garden by adding some wooden paths. They give your backyard a look inspired by nature. Plus, with wooden boards peeking out of the lush green grass, you can have the perfect garden meditation area you always desired.

8. Make A Sitting Space

You can make a sitting space in your backyard using your old chair, a tree stump or a medium sized rock. If you want a lasting piece of furniture, you can invest in a bamboo garden chair or a swing which will make your backyard more cosy. So the next time you are tired tilling the backyard with the tiller you got by skimming through review of tillers, you have a place to sit and relax.

By implementing the above ideas, you can make sure that your backyard is no longer full of junk, but is studded with beautiful flower patches and a stunning decor. This will make it a perfect spot for evening hangouts and get-together.


A traveller by day and reader by night' is how I would sum up my life. My wanderlust led me to quit my cushy job at 28 and finally embark on a journey around the world. Since then, I have lived in many countries and soaked in as many books as possible during my travel journeys. Among them, the "Book of Mirdad" is still my personal favourite and holds a special place in my heart. My progression towards writing was inevitable and happened quite naturally. I have been writing for a few years now an...

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