Beautiful Projects To Glam Up Your Outdoor Space

Beautiful Projects To Glam Up Your Outdoor Space

Everybody wants a fantastic outdoor space. They want beautiful plants, water features and maybe a place to play. But few of us ever reach this idyllic vision. But that doesn’t mean we’re completely stuck. There’s still a lot that the average person can do to make their outdoor space a lot more attractive. Here are some project ideas.

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Porch Swing

Having a swing in your back garden is a throwback to an earlier time when things were a lot less complicated. And what’s wrong with that? A swing can add a hefty dose of charm to any outdoor space. Remember, you don’t have to stick to just the basics. You can experiment with different kinds of seating and different colours to complement any design.

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Designer Patio

Patios don’t have to be boring or dull. They can be exciting and a great way to make the outside more accessible in the winter. And, just like the porch swing, they can be customised to complement the rest of the space. Companies like Great Aussie Patios will help find the perfect patio design for your home. And there are plenty from which to choose. You could go for a patio made from decking for a more natural feel. Or you could have hip ends installed to fit any canopy around your existing plants.

 

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Log Planter

Log planters are super simple to make. All you need to do is find a big log, dig out a cavity, and fill with soil. It’s that easy. Just make sure you carve out a hole from the side of the log that faces up when lain on the ground.

After you’ve done some excavating, you can fill the log planter with any plants you like. Now that it’s the summer, things like pansies will work well. In fact, any summer annual flowers would look good. Log planters are for people who want to give their garden a rustic feel.

 

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Wreaths

Wreaths have always been a way of heralding new seasons. And they look beautiful when properly arranged in the garden. Although wreaths are usually made with winter plants, you can use summer plants too for a dazzling effect.

 

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Beautiful Fencing

Fencing need not be stark. There are plenty of ways you might want to dress a fence up to make your outdoor space look even more beautiful. One easy way to do this is to use hanging flower baskets. Another option is to use vertical planters and turn your walls into ad hoc flower beds. Finally, you could change the fencing material itself to something that goes well with your outdoor space.

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Tree Bench

Every outdoor space needs a perfect place to sit and relax. Most people opt for a man-made option from the local garden store. But there are plenty of options for something a little more natural.

One cool idea is to build a tree bench. These benches effectively wrap around the trunk of a tree and seamlessly slot into your garden. They’re relatively easy to make too, so long as you have proper wood cutting tools.

 

This post has been contributed by Matty

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