Affordable Ideas to Decorate Your Garden

30 April, 2020
People often think that to have a nice garden or terrace you need a lot of money. However, thanks to today's tips, you can decorate your garden economically.
 

Maybe you think that to have a perfectly decorated garden like the one in the pictures you see on the internet you need a good deal of money. However, nothing is further from the truth! In the following article, we’ll give you some tips so that you can decorate your garden taking advantage of what you have at home and using your creativity and imagination.

How to decorate your garden without spending too much!

Many people think that to enjoy a nice outdoor garden area you have to spend a lot of money. However, that’s just not true. You can spend some great times in your garden and decorate it in an affordable way and according to your budget.

Through DIY and recycling, as well as creativity, you can have a beautiful low-cost garden. Have a look at the following tips and ideas.

1. Decorating with wood

A pallet picnic.
Picnic / sln.cl

Why not use different wooden structures (in any size or shape that you want) and turn them into armchairs, walls to separate spaces, pergolas, or whatever takes your fancy?

To spend even less, we recommend that you use our now famous pallets, which you can use to build practically anything you want. You don’t need to be an expert in carpentry to make some lovely items. Remember that to keep the wood in good condition you’ll need to varnish it or give it some other kind of special treatment.

 

2. Using glass containers

Hanging bottles.

Do you have any bottles or glass jars? Instead of throwing them away, you can give them a new life in your low-cost garden. For example, tying a string onto them and hanging them from a tree branch, roof beam, or window frame. Inside, you can decorate them with a candle or a flower you especially like.

You can also fill them with soil and substrate and plant some flowers or plants in them. After you’ve done that, attach them to a piece of wood placed vertically or on a shelf attached to the wall.

3. Colorful pots in a low-cost garden

Colored watering cans.

Another idea for your low-cost garden is to add color. It doesn’t matter if you have a small terrace or a large garden. The pots can be made of different materials, and if you’re into the idea of recycling, you can use plastic containers to save some money.

 

Paint them in different colors and don’t forget to give them a coat of varnish or lacquer to protect them from the sun, rain, or watering. Remember to make little holes in the bases of the pots to drain the water!

4. Decorate in an original way

Maybe you have a wheelbarrow you no longer use or a watering can that’s broken. Well, you can use these items to decorate without overspending! You can paint them and they’ll look perfect.

There are lots of interesting ideas for decorating in this way, such as antique bicycles, metal baskets, unused furniture… It’s time to take a look at the basement or attic and see what you can find!

5. Lots of cushions for a low-cost garden

Some cushions.
Cushions / guiadejardin.com

Whether you have a sofa made of pallets or blocks or a relaxing place to lie on the ground to meditate or read, we recommend that you decorate your low-cost garden with cushions.

Buying them ready-made can be expensive, but there’s a solution! You can make them yourself! Get the filling for the cushions in a specialist shop, and then make different sized squares out of a fabric of your choice, which you can also buy in specialist shops. Alternatively, you can also use the fun and colorful patchwork technique using fabric scraps you have at home.

 

6. Reuse ladders

Lately, wooden ladders are being used a lot as a decorative object. If you have one that you haven’t used for a long time and it has deteriorated, then it’s time to give it a new life.

First, you should sand it and then give it a coat or two of paint or varnish. When you finish, you can use the ladder as a display item to put all kinds of pots on, whether bought or recycled. You can spray paint metal cans, or use wooden crates or even wicker baskets – let your imagination loose!

As you can see, decorating a low-cost garden is mostly about using what you have at home and buying just a few materials to help you out. Happy decorating!

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