Summer has arrived and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to get summer ready and make the most of your garden space. Among the greatest delights of summer is being able to spend more time in our gardens, be it for relaxing and unwinding in the scorching hot sun that looms above us, or to get some garden DIY done while catching the rays of the sun. It’s truly the perfect time to transform your outdoor space into a garden oasis. Keep reading and get summer ready with these nifty DIY ideas for your garden!
Traditional wooden furniture is ideal for bringing the character to a modest patio. Throughout the yard, wood furniture is usually a wonderful choice since its natural tones blend in with the surroundings. Renovate and upcycle your old furniture by replacing legs, and modifying wooden decor with cordless electric drills, to create a look that boasts both style and tradition. You could upcycle old indoor furniture and give it a new purpose outside. Not only is this more budget friendly, but it is more environmentally friendly too.
Paint with bright and bold colours
There is no better way to give your garden a new lease of life and create a bright summer look than by throwing in some colour and adding a splash of paint to old furniture. It can be as simple as throwing in some colourful cushions – perhaps some vivid and elegant tones – or painting some of your garden pieces. Brightly coloured furnishings can give your yard a summery feel. You don’t need to buy a new set when you can just paint your old wooden outdoor furniture. Even placing a vibrant mat on your patio or decking could bring some colour to the space.
Seating in the sun
An outdoor seating area is essential for the garden, be it some neatly set up decking furniture or bespoke wooden chairs with padded cushioning, but a seating area placed directly and strategically in the sun is even better. Work out which area of your garden receives the most sun and set up your seating area here.
DIY swing chair or hammock
Summer might be about having fun, but being in the sun is also about sitting back and relaxing. Sure a chair may do the job, and a lounger can be relaxing, but nothing boasts comfort more than a hanging chair swing. They come in all styles – lying or sitting – and are perfect for getting some sun or even taking shade. We think this is an amazing reading spot too – the ultimate way to waste away a fine summer’s evening.
Treat your garden like you would treat your interior space when preparing your garden decoration ideas. You may have some DIY furniture, but you can’t forget the soft furnishings. Blankets and cushions will help you create a pleasant atmosphere, while a rug will create an appealing aesthetic and will be comfy for resting your feet on. You could even consider an outdoor container for storing your soft furnishing when rain is due to strike.
And there you have it – just a few ways that can help you to get summer ready, with just a bit of creativity, ingenuity, and DIY skills.0