With the warmer months approaching fast, many of us are looking for ways to spruce up our outdoor spaces in a bid to make them more stylish, comfortable and practical!
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Here are some simple and stylish DIY projects that will help you to revamp your garden and outdoor areas in no time.
A relatively new DIY trend that is cost effective and allows you to create something unique is upcycling. Upcycling is giving new life to old pieces of furniture and other household items that would otherwise be thrown away, revamping them in order to make them fresh and modern. Not only is this DIY trend great for the environment, but it will test your crafting skills and give you a rewarding feeling once your project is completed! A great way to revamp your garden is to incorporate pieces of upcycled objects such as ladders and old chests of drawers. These can be turned into trendy plant display pieces that can easily be moved around depending on your changing preferences – and the best spots in your space for sunlight!
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2. Make a Wall Garden
If you have a small space, or simply want to add more greenery to your outdoor area, vertical wall gardens are a great way to keep your space looking trendy and bright. First, consider what you want to grow and whether this is achievable in the space you have for your wall garden. For example, would you prefer to have flowers to add some colour or herbs and vegetables for practicality? It is also important to consider where your DIY vertical garden should be placed so that it receives maximum sunlight without blocking the light from the rest of your garden.
Building your own wall garden can be a big task, however the reward will be an incredibly aesthetically pleasing backdrop for your garden. Whether you’re looking to maximise space or cover an unsightly wall, this trend is becoming increasingly popular amongst gardeners of all abilities.
3. Build your Own Bin Storage
While they are necessary, having bins on show in your garden isn’t ideal and can easily ruin the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere you are trying to create. Thankfully this problem can easily be rectified, even for those who have small spaces, and will help to keep gardens and outdoor spaces of all sizes feeling fresh and tranquil. Ready made bin storages are available, however if you’re looking for your storage to be a certain size or shape in order to fit into a particular corner or area of your garden, making it yourself can be relatively straightforward. Crafting your own bin storage is also a great way to get creative and make it match your artistic vision, for example you could add planters on top for flowers or you could opt for materials that will blend in with your fence or exterior walls.
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4. Opt for Acrylic Garden Table Tops
Never have anywhere to put your drink when relaxing outside? Worried that sharp edges of glass table tops could injure your child or pet, let alone shatter to pieces if they get knocked over? An acrylic table top could be the answer to your problems. Versatile, strong and easy to work with, acrylic is a fantastic material for those looking to install an updated, practical top for their garden table. Being weather resistant and shatterproof, replacing glass with this material is also a no brainer for many who are looking to revamp their outdoor areas for the warmer months.
Some plastic providers are able to customise acrylic sheets so that they’re exactly the size and shape that you need. Whether you have a rattan garden table, or something more decorative, adding an acrylic top protector is an easy way to prevent damage and keep everyone safe. Providers like Plastic Sheets Shop also offer unique acrylic colours and tones, including mirror sheets in gold, silver and bronze. Using an acrylic with a mirror finish for your table top will give your space an extra special finish, creating a unique illusion of the sky in your very own garden!
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5. Build a Walkway
One of the easiest ways to give character to a larger space is to add a walkway. Doing so will also help add a sense of structure and order to your garden whilst also helping to create a welcoming atmosphere. Certain materials used for garden walkways can also increase the practicality of them, for example using gravel will help with drainage. If you want something more decorative, pebbles or slabs of granite are a great alternative whilst wooden slats are easy to install and can provide a more rustic feel. Whether you’re handy with a tool box or looking for an easy project, these DIY ideas are a great way to spruce up your garden just in time for spring.