Simple Ways To Update Your Backyard. Your backyard should be your own little slice of heaven. Don’t have the budget for a major overhaul? No problem! Check out these great ideas for updating your backyard.

Create a private outdoor area with the addition of a privacy screen.

This privacy screen is easy on the wallet and creates beautiful visual interest!

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Add pattern and interest to your floor with a stencil.

A fun weekend project that only requires a stencil, some paint and paintbrushes and a few hours of your time!

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Add faux concrete planters with simple greenery on your porch.

Concrete planters are all the rage and you can even make your own! Add some simple greenery and place on your porch for an instant urban garden vibe.

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Create a cozy seating area with an area rug and hung artwork.

Take the indoors outdoors with a fun area rug and a favorite piece of artwork! It will give your patio a more cozy and welcoming feel.

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Hang a hammock chair in a sun room to sit back and relax.

This hammock chair is just begging you to come sit with a good book and a cold drink!

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Simple Ways To Update Your Backyard: Install posts in planters and string lights to create a romantic backyard setting.

Another easy-on-the-wallet update is to string up lights! It will give your outdoor space a fun vibe and create some mood lighting as well.

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Add toss cushions and throw blankets for those cooler nights.

Again, don’t be afraid to bring the comforts of home to your backyard! Grab some fun throw pillows and a cozy blanket or two and you’re ready to spend your evenings under the stars.

DIY your own chair.

This is a really fun project plus you have the chance to brag about your handyman (or handywoman) skills!

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Make the most of a small backyard with benches instead of chairs for dining seating.

If space is at a premium, you can keep your seating area and dining area too! Try swapping out your outdoor dining chairs for 2 long benches. They tuck away neatly under the tables saving you precious square footage.

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Hang a large scale mirror and create a vignette with potted plants.

Show your succulent collection off in style! Grab a vintage mirror from a thrift store or flea market and Voila! You have a great showpiece!

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Create a deck tattoo for a unique look.

If you are the artsy kind, take your skills to your deck! Freehand or stencil a design on the wood. Don’t want it permanent? Have fun with chalk!

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Create a table top fire pit.

Nothing says cozy backyard than a fire pit! Don’t have the space for a traditional one? Not to worry! This project is easy to do and fits on a tabletop.

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Chose a vibrant color scheme to accentuate your outdoor decor.

Nature is full of color, so don’t be afraid to have some in your backyard too! Reds and oranges with splashes of yellow and purple. Blues, teals, yellows and white…the possibilities are endless!

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Add a canopy to your pergola for added shade.

Enjoy the sunny days without the risk of heat exhaustion with this pergola canopy!

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Transform a shower curtain into an outdoor rug.

Shower curtains are inexpensive, come in lots of fun patterns and can make a great outdoor area mat!

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