Gardens and outdoor living is on a whole new level. Maybe it’s because we’re spending more time at home, or maybe it’s because we want to be able to make the most of our outdoor spaces.

Your backyard can be an extended part of your home, but many people fail to use it to its full potential – something that could add value to your home. A garden revamp can work wonders, and if there’s somewhere you’re guaranteed to find some inspiration, it’s Pinterest.

Want some ideas for creating your own Pinterest-worthy garden? Take a look at the following tips.

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Clean it up Take a long, hard look at your backyard – does it fill you with joy? If all you see is mess and clutter, it’s time to do something about it. Cleaning up your backyard is something you should do regularly, making sure you take care of any waste, weeds, and other things that could make your outdoor space look less than perfect.

It’s also a good opportunity to take care of things like painting your fence and fixing anything that might be broken. A quick clean up can make a big difference to how your garden looks, helping give you a good basis for decorating it.

Transform your turf and patio Maintaining a lawn isn’t much fun, and unpredictable weather can certainly take its toll. The same goes for your patio. To create a neat look for your garden all year round, artificial grass can help. This gives your garden a green, attractive appearance and will require minimal effort to keep it looking great. Upgrading your patio to a more modern type of paving can also help you give your garden a cleaner appearance, ideal for entertaining.

With an artificial grass front lawn for the front of your home too, you’ll have very little to maintain and instant curb appeal. With all that time saved cutting grass, you’ll be able to focus on other parts of your garden instead.

Invest in quality outdoor furniture Outdoor furniture can truly transform your outdoor space. Whether you want your garden to feel like you’re on vacation, or you simply want some comfortable patio furniture to relax on, you’ll be spoiled for choice with what’s out there.

Want a boho-style garden? Recreate the look with pallet furniture and plenty of neutral tones:

If it’s something more modern you’re looking for, try rattan furniture with clean lines:

You can also make the most of the materials you have to create a stylish chill-out area:

Outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective, but make sure you invest in covers and storage to help it look its best.

Add decor and style to create a modern look Alongside your garden furniture, you’ve got the opportunity to create some fantastic styling with your outdoor space. There are a lot of outdoor decorative items that will make your backyard feel more modern, and help you create your chosen theme.

Cushions, textiles, and cool structures like a pergola can be extremely effective, and help your outdoor space look more modern.

Don’t forget to add an outdoor rug to bring the space together:

eBay, Amazon, and Target are great places to find cool and affordable outdoor decor, but you can also find some amazing things in smaller independent stores and online boutiques too.

Use heating to help you make the most of the evenings While your outdoor space is ideal for enjoying the sun, it can also be the perfect place to relax in the evenings too. There are some great patio heating options available from halogen heaters to fire pits that can bring some warmth to your backyard. You’ll be able to entertain in the evenings, and maybe enjoy some smores too!

Get your lighting right Just as with your heating, the right lighting can make a big difference to your backyard. Some cool backyard lighting ideas include string lights and lanterns, helping to brighten up your space throughout the night.

Don’t forget to use solar lights as an eco-friendly, low-cost option!

Go all out for your next garden party After putting all of your hard work into your garden, you deserve to show it off! A fun garden party is just the ticket, helping you to create some wonderful memories with your loved ones and soak up the sun too! Some fun garden party ideas include creating your own cocktail menu, lawn games, and enjoying some tasty food together. With the right music and company, you can throw a garden party to remember!

Whatever the size of your garden, there’s nothing that can stop your ambition. A beautiful, creative Pinterest-worthy garden can be yours if you put your mind to it. From giving your outdoor space a makeover to creating a cool aesthetic with decor and lighting, you’ll soon have the perfect outdoor space you can enjoy all summer long.

Mitch Carvalho

YOUR DIGITAL MOM NEXT DOOR
A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.