Backyard Decorating Ideas

Alyssa wants her home decor to be the best amongst her neighborhood. Every year she gets the interiors done for her home. Her home is renovated with a new color, fresh curtains playing with air and the walls smiling with metal art. The home seems heaven except for the backyard. It seems the busy schedule gives her only the time to decorate the interiors and not the backyard. The backyard is as old as her car and both are in dire need to change their looks. I am sure that Alyssa who has a green thumb and a creative mind, can enrich her backyard and very soon will be appreciated by her friends.

Today, the idea of home decoration demands indoor as well as outdoor interior improvements. If you have a backyard that is rarely in use, and you wish to maintain it on a regular basis, backyard decorating idea will be the best option. This place provides your home a new look and a lavish space where your family and you can spend leisure time together. Backyard decoration can change the look of your home entirely. You need to plan it considering its space and also your interest and budget. If the backyard is too small, you can try bonsai gardening or fancy decorations like water fountains. In contrast, if it’s a large outdoor, you can always include flower gardening, gazebo, fire pits, patio decorations or even consider a playground for your children!

Decorating Your Backyard…


If you have a green thumb, you can grow a unique garden in the backyard. Bonsai gardening is the best option when the backyard area is too small. In a bonsai garden, you can cultivate varieties of plants like beech, red maple, ash, alder, strawberry, birch, Japanese maple, hornbeam and cypress. Roses of many colors and varieties will please everyone! Sweetgum is one of the popular bonsai plants liked by many due to its myriad features. If the backyard is huge, you can create various gardens of lilies, strawberries or even plant all of them together in one garden! Container gardening is another excellent way where different colored plants are assembled in one pot. Choose red-colored Geranium that can be planted between Blanket flower (flame red) and Lobelia (waterfall blue). This pot will look colorful and pleasant to your eyes.

Patio Decoration

Patio decoration is an evergreen idea that can be implemented in various themes. Nautical, tropical and Asian patio decoration ideas go along well with different types of furniture, accessories and flowers. You can use patio for dining, playing video game, chess, Xbox, tea party and gambling. Your patio will become a resting place if you arrange some iron patio furniture along with a shaded round umbrella and cushions to sit.

Fire Pit

Fire pit can be a good comforting accessory for a chilling winter. You can either use wood as fuel or can go for natural gas. It is available in two types, one is a permanent fire pit that is built in-ground. The second one is an adjustable pit, which is portable and you can even carry it on a picnic. You can also buy fire pits that can be used for both proposes. It must be of an extra-thick copper basin with a safety cover on it. You can choose different shapes suitable for your requirement. It can be used for warming and also to provide you with a dish of fresh barbecues!

Wooden Homemade Arbor

An entrance like arbor, which is available with a gate facility will enhance the beauty of your garden backyard. Select the place you want to build arbor and clean that place by removing grass and shrub. Collect some things from market like a bucket, rake, some screws, concrete with fiber, potting soil, flagstone and shovel. Buy a ready-made wooden arbor like red cedar, which is used the most because of its durability. Generally, height of the arbor is about 3-4 feet. Mark the location where you want to place the arbor. Dig the marked area of the garden about 1 foot deep and pour cement into the holes. Here, do not forget to add water and stir the solution till it became hard. Now, put the side anchors inside that hole. Arrange the arbor on the anchor using screws and the drill. You can choose your favorite flowers and vines that will grow upward on the arbor to add to the aesthetic appeal.

Keep a Laughing Stress Ball

A laughing stress ball is round in shape, is made of soft material and contains a sound chip inside. You can get this laughing stress ball from the market or can create it at home. This ball is about 6-7 centimeters with a set of golden hair to give the appearance of a jolly man. It displays a big smile that welcomes you every time. Hang this ball on an arbor in the center. Some of the other stress balls that are in demand today are basketball player, robot, couch potato ball and Buddha stress reliever ball. Research says that a stress relief ball is helpful in reducing one’s stress levels.

Thus, above decorating ideas are a few examples of the amazing decorations that struck me. You can also opt for a water fountain, gazebo or a chicken coop. How about building an outdoor room for guests? You can simply modify the backyard into a playground that enables your children to play.

It will not be an exaggeration if you appreciate your backyard in the words of Dorothy Frances Gurney as –

“The kiss of the sun for pardon,

The song of the birds for mirth,

One is nearer God’s heart in a garden

Than anywhere else on earth.”