Backyard Design Hacks

Is your backyard and patio area getting you down this Summer? Revamping your backyard space doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are tons of cost effective ways to spice up your backyard while keeping your wallet intact. Were going to show you five ways to add interest to your outdoor spaces by repurposing, and getting creative. (Get your old paint clothes out and handy)

Blank Wall Woes

Most of us can empathize with having a bland wall or surface in our backyard. Instead of letting that plain fence drag you down, get your paint brush ready and create something beautiful. Now we know that not everyone is very comfortable with free handing something like this so instead use a stencil and create a fun pattern that way. Whether you create a free handed master piece, or an expert stenciled design, your blank fence is sure to go from drab to fab.

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Give Life to your own Terrarium 

Wanna add some greenery to your space in a non-traditional way? Create this easy terrarium with 3 simple steps. First, choose a tall apothecary jar that will fit your space. Next, choose flowers or greenery of you choosing that compliment each other (For this particular DIY we recommend using faux flowers like we did) . Now, place some colored sand to the bottom of your vases. Lastly, add in your flowers and enjoy your unique terrarium!

Look how lovely they turned out!


Throw Some Paint on it

Wanna make an audacious change? Get you paint roller ready and get to town. Painting a bold color on your backdoor can really brighten up the entrance to your backyard and set the tone for your outdoor space. Don’t count your ceiling out, adding a pop of color to your back porch ceiling is a great way to add variety in a non-traditional way. Lastly, adding a fresh coat of paint to your floor is another fun solution that adds colorful interest, but don’t think you have to keep that color solid. Adding a stripe or different pattern will make a bold statement this Summer.



Take a Seat

Feeling crafty? You don’t have to settle for basic patio chairs this Summer. Instead, you can create  one of a kind chairs using the frame from a simple folding lawn chair and reinforced yarn to create the seat and back of the chair. If you want to get really fancy with it, you can arrange the yarns so that it creates a cool pattern on the chair. This could also be used to create a stool if you took the base of a stool and used yarn to complete the top. If you aren’t feeling quite that crafty, you can take simple plastic patio chairs and dip their legs in a complimenting color to create a unique look to complete you backyard.

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Photography by Abby Liga


No Table? No Problem.

I hope you’re feeling resourceful for this backyard hack. If you have any old tires lying around your garage then your half way to having a fun summer table. Take two old tires and spray paint them a color of you choice, then place them in the center of your seating area and top it off with a piece of glass to complete your new table. Or if you want a more rustic look, opt for a chunk of an old tree and it can easily be used a as a natural looking side table.


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Photography by Abby Liga


‘Throw’ some paint on those pillows

Its no secret that throw pillows are a great way to add color and interest to your outdoor seating, but now you can make your pillows even unique to you. You can buy a plain pillow or just use the back of an existing pillow and paint away. Again if you don’t want to free hand, you can use a stencil like we did with our pineapple pillow. We used just basic fabric paint and a brush to create this fun summer pillow.

Look how fun this turned out

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

The New Year is coming! One reason we’re celebrating is the recently announced 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral! You’ll see this color popping up more in home furnishings, product packaging, fashion trends, graphics, and more. This youthful, eye-catching color is setting the mood for the year. Bright futures ahead!

Wondering how you can use it? We have some innovative ways you can tie it into your daily life.

Pantone Color of the Year 2019, Living Coral


There are many ways to integrate this color into your home. Pick from whatever tickles your fancy! Starting small is always is safe route to go; pick small home items that lift the mood. This pillow and blanket throw pair would go great together in any room of the house, small or large. Pantone hopes to bring “evocative [thoughts] of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color,” which is perfectly encompassed in this pillow print.


What a cute coral pillow.


Draw in the attractiveness of this hue by taking it a step bigger. Furniture dressed in Living Coral makes a statement. Here it’s shown with a toned-down blue; this complimentary color scheme will reflect a bubbly personality. Or be daring and match it with equally stand-out colors. These could be more pastels or bold colors to add vibrancy and excitement to the space. Make a statement with it on one wall, then follow through with a neutral color palette. Subtly tying it in with decor is very effective and would give any room a fresh breath. Choosing to work with this color can be daunting, yet do-able.

Rooms exhibiting Living Coral


Fashion & Beauty

If you’re not ready to commit to the color inside your home, incorporating it into your daily life can be very effective. The featured tassel earrings are the perfect little hint of Living Coral, and who doesn’t love matching their earrings with their shoes? Peachy shades have made a comeback this year in the makeup industry, so embracing this warm color will get you on trend too. Aside from the eyes, lips are a great start when exploring this coral hue, you can even go monochromatic and wear a lip shade that matches your eyes and blush; then pair it with a white outfit to stand out.

Adorable handmade earrings!

Whether you’ve fallen in love with this color or are on the fence about using it, we hope this post has inspired you to take advantage of this trendy color. Let us know how you use it on by tagging us on your social media post!


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