If you’ve ever wanted to create a beautiful oasis in your backyard but worried that you didn’t have the budget to do it right, you’ll be glad to know that turning your backyard into a place you’ll love to spend time doesn’t have to be expensive.
To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for creating the perfect outdoor space on a budget.
Make Your Own Daybed
One thing that you have to have in any liveable outdoor space is seating. However, if you’re wanting to get comfortable seating options, you’re likely going to have to pay a pretty penny. That is, unless you make the seating options yourself.
Aside from chairs, one of the most luxurious seating options for an outdoor space is a daybed. But while buying a daybed can be expensive, with just a few materials, you can make yourself a beautiful and comfortable daybed to enjoy.
To help you in creating this masterpiece, Ana White, a contributor to HGTV, shares that all you really need are some stud-length 2”x4”s, some wood screws, nylon rope to hang the structure, and a few other odds and ends to put the daybed together. Then you can either put an unused mattress on the structure or you can use some padding and pillows to help make it more comfortable. By making this yourself, you’ll be saving a lot of money in addition to getting a great seating option to enjoy outside.
As far as the landscape design goes for your outdoor space, it can take a lot of work and a lot of money to create something beautiful that you don’t have to spend hours and hours maintaining each week.
One way to get some natural beauty in your area that will keep coming back year after year is to plant perennials. According to Jessica Bennett, a contributor to Better Homes and Gardens, all you really have to do to keep your perennials coming back each spring is to properly prep the area where you planted them the year before. Then, as spring arrives, you’ll have lovely flowers to accent your outdoor space.
Add Some Light
To enjoy your outdoor space even after the sun’s gone down, you’ve got to include some outdoor lighting options. If you choose to get this done professionally, your price tag can be pretty high. But if you string your own twinkle lights, strategically place warm lanterns, or use floating candles in any water features, LoveYourLandscape.org shares that you can create just the right lighting for your space at a fraction of the cost.
If you want to have the perfect outdoor space at your house without having to pay an arm and a leg to get it, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you figure out how.