Cheap outdoor decorating ideas

by Greg on December 23, 2015

outdoor decorating ideas

Outdoor furniture can get expensive very quickly, which makes it difficult for homeowners to have that beautiful backyard they’ve always dreamed of.

If you’re looking for low-cost ways to create the backyard oasis of your dreams, below are several cheap outdoor decorating ideas to help you get started.

Repurpose Old Furniture

The best way to begin decorating your backyard is to repurpose old furniture. Second-hand, gently used furniture generally comes at a fraction of the cost of new furniture without sacrificing quality.

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A few ways to repurpose old furniture are:

  • Create a solar chandelier: For beautiful, cheap, outdoor lighting, simply place inexpensive solar lights into a chandelier and hang it from a sturdy tree branch.
  • Spray paint folding chairs: To give old metal chairs new life, just give them a colourful coat of paint. Suitable spray paints can be found in a variety of colours. You can even use the leftovers on your chandelier.
  • Make glow-in-the-dark planters: For a fun twist on backyard lighting, purchase large planters and use glow-in-the-dark paint to create a unique night time hangout.
  • Turn dining chairs into tree swings: All you need is a bit of ingenuity and some outdoor-friendly paint to repurpose old chairs into cosy tree swings.
  • Tie vases to your fence: For extra pops of colour around your backyard, secure old vases to your fence or porch and fill them with hardy plants or pretty flowers. Another great use for old bottle-necked vases is homemade citronella torches to repel insects and mosquitos.

Improve Your Yard’s Natural Beauty

vintage outdoor chairs

Sometimes all you need is a couple of outdoor chairs in the right place to maximize your yard’s natural beauty.

  • Repurpose old tree stumps: Lovely old stumps can easily become an outdoor dining table or organic planter with a bit of creativity.
  • Create stained glass stepping stones with marbles and modelling clay: All you need are some glass pebbles and waterproof clay or cement to add some elegance and coloured light to your yard.
  • Add some hardy plants: Lemongrass and sedum sarmentosum are all inexpensive and beautiful plants that will add a unique touch to your backyard.

If you’re looking for a trustworthy market with thousands of options for quality secondhand furniture, Gumtree.com is the place to go. Their classifieds offer dozens of high-end brands and allow for quick and simple connections between buyers and sellers to help make all of your backyard dreams come true.

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Sam Taylor April 30, 2016 at 4:28 am

Consider integrating plants directly into the fence for a unique look as if the fence is built from plants and flowers. There are a couple of different ways to do this: http://www.taylorfencing.com.au/designing-fencing-solution-plants-mind/

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