5 Additions To Make Your Backyard More Colorful

July 4, 2024

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Bringing a little more color into the landscape doesn’t have to be difficult or a budget-buster. Color can come from a ton of different sources. In furniture, garden art, paint, pots, tile and, of course, plants, the impact color has on the landscape cannot be understated.

Your backyard, without a doubt, should feel like an outdoor sanctuary. With the addition of these 5 few colorful elements, it will feel as comfortable as it is vibrant!

Purple black eyed pea flowers.

A colorful backyard does wonders for your home’s aesthetic appeal. Whether you’re an avid gardener or a DIY home designer, adding splashes of color to your backyard is a fun and rewarding project.

Consider these additions to make your backyard more colorful and inviting for you and your visitors.

Low-Maintenance Plants and Flowers

Use a variety of plants and flowers to introduce color to your backyard. Choose low-maintenance varieties that thrive with minimal care.

Perennials like daylilies, coneflowers, and brown-eyed Susans are excellent choices, offering bright blooms year after year. Consider planting ornamental grasses and ground covers, like creeping thyme or sedum, for a mix of textures and colors.

Girl in front of black planter for curb appeal ideas.

If you’re unsure which colors to use, rely on the color wheel and create a complementary color scheme. Consider foliage; plants like Coleus and Heuchera (also called Coral Bells) have colorful leaves that add depth and interest to your garden beds.

Backyard Art and Decor

Art and decor can transform an ordinary backyard into a vibrant haven. Think beyond traditional garden gnomes, and explore creative options like sculptures, mobiles, and exterior wall art. Metal sculptures painted in bright hues or glass garden stakes add whimsy to your yard.

Outdoor eating area with lighting.

Putting up wall art is another fantastic way to introduce color. Murals, mosaic tiles, or painted fences are striking focal points. Consider DIY projects like hand-painted signs or reclaimed wood art pieces if you feel crafty.

Colorful Furniture and Textiles

Outdoor furniture and textiles offer a practical yet impactful way to add color to your backyard. Adirondack chairs or woven hammocks make a bold statement. Add color and style when choosing cushions for outdoor furniture, and create a personalized look with subtle differences.

Outdoor patio area with wooden furniture. Great for a beginner building your own furniture project

Adding outdoor rugs and cushions is another easy way to introduce patterns and colors to your yard. Mixing and matching prints and textures creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Just make sure to choose products made of weather-resistant fabrics to ensure they withstand the elements!

Decorative Lighting

Lighting dramatically changes the look and feel of your backyard, especially during the evenings. String lights, lanterns, and solar-powered garden lights are excellent for creating a colorful ambiance. Colored LEDs allow you to set the mood for different occasions.

Place them along pathways, around seating areas, or in trees to create a magical atmosphere.

Outdoor eating area with ambient lighting.

Here’s a great article to check out for more outdoor lighting ideas.

Water Features

Water features add a soothing sound to your backyard. Fountains with colorful tiles, ponds with brightly-hued fish, or even a small water garden with floating plants are visually stunning.

Consider adding underwater LEDs to illuminate the water in various colors and create a mesmerizing effect in your water feature. Water features may be as simple or elaborate as you wish. Even a small birdbath with colorful stones or glass beads adds a splash of color while attracting wildlife to your garden.

Backyard with a water feature.

Creating a colorful backyard doesn’t have to be hard. With these additions to make your backyard more colorful, transforming your outdoor space into a lively retreat is easy. Implement these changes today, and watch your outdoor space come to life.

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