If you want to add some color and fun to your home, your safest bet is to start from your outdoor spaces. They are already full of interesting shapes and have that liberating vibe many people crave. But, how can you create such a space without too much trouble? Check out this little guide filled with garden design ideas that will turn your backyard into a quirky fun zone!
Add some magical lighting
Lighting can completely change the way any space looks and feels, so if you want to spice things up in your garden, why not opt for some fun fixtures? Think colorful fairy lights, interesting path lights or intricate paper lanterns! All of these will provide your garden with practical illumination, but also add different shapes and textures to the space.
Every playful garden needs equally playful seating. So, forget about store-bought outdoor sofas and lounges and try something different! Gather old wooden pallets, stack them together, cover them with comfy cushions and decorative pillows and you’ll end up with cheap, eco-friendly and fun seating! Not whimsical enough? Visit your local vehicle dump and find good-looking car seats. Reupholster them with colorful weather-resistant materials and enjoy your interesting chairs. As long as you think outside the box, you’ll have unique seating perfect for your garden!
Provide cute shelter
Having an intricate pergola or a gazebo in your garden will certainly bring your outdoor space to the next level, but these projects cost a lot of money and require plenty of space. So, if you want something equally beautiful, yet much more affordable and practical, you should opt for shade sails! Today, you can find commercial shade sails in various interesting shapes and colors that can boost comfort in all gardens. These are very easy and fast to install, can go over seating areas, play zones and even pools and give your outdoor space a fun and relaxing vibe!
Fun stepping stones
If you want to make your garden safer and more interesting, you can kill two birds with one (stepping) stone! Create fun paths in your garden with store-bought molds or go completely custom with sweet DIY ideas. Find flat stones on the beach, bring some paint to them and voila—you have a practical and whimsical stone path! These projects are also a perfect way to get your kids out of the house and into the garden. Youngsters will especially love fun hopscotch pavers!
An outdoor library
This fun décor idea is perfect for all bookworms and art lovers. Since real books are very susceptible to all outdoor elements, you might want to keep them inside and create a faux library for your garden. Find a few old bricks and some painting supplies and let your imagination fly high. Recreate your favorite book covers on the bricks or think of your own inspirational book titles. Stack them around your seating area and you’ll have some whimsical décor for your outdoor reading place!
Any outdoor space is incomplete without greenery, so make sure to fill your space with all sorts of interesting flora. Right now, patterned plants are all the rage thanks to their colorful and shapely leaves. However, if you put them in interesting planters, you’ll boost their look even more! Repurpose old tires and wine crates into housing for bigger plants and treat your tiny succulents and cacti to some tin or jar planters.
A few finishing details
For an extra touch of playfulness, enrich your garden with some interesting décor. Sundials, wind chimes, wind spinners, and gazing balls can all add extra color and fun to your outdoor space. And if you want to welcome little animal friends, you can engage in easy animal housing projects. Birdhouses are always popular but don’t forget about toads, squirrels, butterflies, and bees. Who knows, a tiny gnome or fairy house might even invite the supernatural into your backyard! Even if they choose not to come, you’ll end up with a whimsical piece of decoration.
These fun garden ideas will definitely transform your outdoor space from a dud into a funster! The best part is that you don’t need a lot of money, but only a few items you can find lying around and a healthy amount of imagination.