Give A Fresh Look To Your Backyard Without Burning A Hole In Your Pocket
The presence of a spacious backyard certainly adds to the luxury quotient of a house. A backyard performs multiple functions — a kids' play area, a hotspot for family gathering or a kitchen garden. When looking for a perfect getaway for spending evenings, your own backyard could prove to be an ideal choice. It is, therefore, important to restyle the space according to your needs — eating, entertaining or lounging. MakaanIQ tells you how you can titivate a dull backyard and turn it into a beautiful space, without burning a hole in your pocket.
Grand fencing and entrance
An elegantly designed entryway gives a fresh face to a patio or a backyard. Place mirrors to yard fences or tie vases and fill them with plants or flowers. Drill holes in the fences and insert marbles which will project pretty coloured light onto the ground.
Smart lighting design
Outdoor lighting need not be extravagant or costly. Look for low-cost solar lights to replace the old chandelier bulbs. Hanging the chandelier from a tree branch will create a jazz up the look. Use rope lighting to make a boundary of your garden. Beaded candle lanterns will look aesthetically appealing and will brighten up the space during the night time.
Inexpensive paving materials
Paving material adds colour, texture and pattern to your garden and give it a rich look. Quarried stone like granite and slate and composite material such as bricks and precast concrete constitute the most commonly found paving materials. Crushed rock and gravel are economical options for paving and are easy to install. Concrete steppers laid in gravel will spruce up the pathway.
Hanging impressive outdoor planters, available in varied designs viz. geometric brackets, plant herbs in window boxes and containers, etc. will add a magical effect to the place. Besides, select plants which require minimum maintenance, thus, allowing you to spend quality time in the backyard. Placing ornamental Kochia Scoparia grass is a good proposition.
Cozy seating zone
Choose traditional furniture in contemporary grey and white colour scheme. Or, opt for DIY benches, chairs, tables, round table, umbrella, stools which are easy on pocket. Another option could be to install low-cost concrete blocks. Make a swing out of an old chair for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Kids' play area
You can create a mini amusement park in the rear of your house. Make the space available for an artificial outdoor water bed or a splash pad instead of a pool. Design kids tree-houses or sunflower house for your children.