Hammocks are an affordable retreat in the outdoor space. Whether stretched to trees or standing on a support, the hammock ensures a relaxing rocking in the open air.
Hammocks come in various sizes and styles. Some are intended for one person knly, others make space for two. There are even ideas for day beds where two people can comfortably lie and have a nap outdoors.
Our 15 incredible hammock ideas will upgrade your backyard and will create a special relaxing nook to enjoy.
Two large trees in the backyard and a stable macrame hammock are all you need to create an outdoor relaxing nook. The trees will double act as supports of the hammock and natural shader. In this quiet boho nook you can read a new book or take a quick nap in the open air.
Hammocks aren’t just for suspension on trees. You can hang them to rigid supports such as pergola supports, porch columns, wooden posts.
In this backyard hammock idea, hammock beds and chairs are added to the sides of a pergola to ensure extra space or an alternative way for relaxation.
Fabric hammocks look great but the cons about them is that fabrick quickly wears down under the outer conditions.
Here we give you an idea of an alternative of the fabric hammock which will last lifetime. The hanging structure is made from a corrugated metal shell. To overcome the oval shape and ensure flat sitting space, wooden slats are fixed to the inner side of the circle.
Suspension happens with chains and hooks.
This oasis is all you need to get the stress out and relax under the calming sounds of nature.
Tall trees provide shade and support of a lonely hammock. It is surrounded by a short shrubs and plants which enhance the feel for a forest setting.
This gazebo shelter is so romantic. It is surrounded by large pots with ornamental plants and when you look up, there is a blooming vine.
The greatest thing about this gazebo is that you can enjoy the surroundings lying in a hammock under the shade of the gazebo roof.
This sitting corner is created in a shady area of the backyard. As you can see, you can recreate the setting with inexpensive furniture made from lumber.
A hammock is streched to two large trees to make the outdoor experience special and relaxing.
You can turn the area where a hammock is hung into a special part of your outdoor entertainment with suitable decorations.
String lights, side table with candles, throw pillows and a blanket give the nook a romantic vibe and make the time spent outdoors comfortable and relaxing.
Rattan furniture fits perfectly the outdoor ambiance offering a modern farmhouse look and comfort.
Rattan hanging chairs are an affordable solution ensuring extra sitting space and entertainment.
Four pole hammocks are equipped with supports which makes their installation easy. They are quite wide offering space for two or three people.
Rocking is gentle ensured by the curved shape of the poles.
This metal outdoor extra is more or less a piece of modern art. Three metal circles interweave to create a 3D sphere resembling the Earth. In the center of the art piece, there is a semi-circle seat where one person can stretch and rock.
The soothing swing effect is combined with the comfort of a full size bed in this swinging day bed idea.
Suspending it to the pergola posts makes sure that shade covers the bed and prolongs the time spent outdoors during the hot summer days.
Hammock beds can also be suspended to large trees.
This bed idea is a DIY project that will turn the backyard into a dreamy spot.
The basis is a wooden frame equipped with a thick cushion for improved comfort. Suspension is ensured with strong rope keeping each corner of the day bed secured and levelled.
This structure us called Infinity Hammock because of the round metal supports.
The hammock extra features a modern look combined with functionality offering three hammocks.
In case your backyard is small and there aren’t any old trees, you can still have a hammock. Suspension is replaced by a rigid wooden support. Its curved shape ensures rocking to the left and right.
House pillars are very rigid parts of the house structure which makes them perfect to hang hammocks.
Another advantage of the location is the shade thrown by the porch ceiling.
Citrus peels can be recycled in so many ways. There are a number of recipes related to skincare or household remedies. In addition to these, citrus peels can be very helpful for garden living.
Let’s take a look at 8 amazing uses of citrus peels for your garden.
Citrus peels can be composted. Adding them to the soil ensures a doze of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium which are nutrients for future seedlings.
Cut the peels into small pieces before adding them to the compost.
Go eco-friendly and use lemon, orange or grapefruit peels as starter pots. Instead of buying plastic starters, you can plant seeds into the halves of these fruits.
If you have pets, then you know how difficult it is to keep them away from the vegetable and herb garden. You can try solving this with citrus peels as pets don’t like their smell.
Cut the peels into small pieces and place them around the plants. You can also add used coffee grounds to make the smell more intense.
As already mentioned citrus peels are a source of beneficial nutrients. Added to the soil, the peels contribute to enriching the soil with potassium, magnesium, calcium and nitrogen.
Cut the peels into pieces or blend them into your blender to turn them into powder.
Next time you eat lemons, oranges or grapefruits, gather the peels together and throw them into the firepit.
Once you light the fire, you will feel the fresh smell of the citrus peels.
Lemon peels can be very helpful for all your garden plants that grow in acid soil. Put the peels into an oven or let them dry in fresh air.
Grind them into a blender and then sprinkle the powder over the soil. It will acidify the soil and will contribute to a better growing environment for your plants.
Fruit peels are also very helpful in the fight against insects, especially flies. Combine the citrus smell with cloves and you have a natural repellent.
Ants can damage the soil of your plants. To repel them, use fruit peels to keep them away. The oil in orange, lemon or grapefruit is toxic to ants.
Instead of spraying a pesticide that can be harmful to humans and pets, use this eco-friendly bio-repellent.
The backyard landscaping makes a hint to the level of sophistication of the interior. Seeing an organized, differentiated and decorated backyard instantly speaks about the design skills of the home owners and their feel for affection with their home.
The good looking backyard, being the first thing a guest sees, also creates the first impressions and they should be for a comfortable and welcoming home.
With the next backyard ideas we will reveal 15 of most impressive ways to upgrade the outdoor area.
Water features act like magnets for people and wildlife. Creating a small pond, a waterfall or installing a fountain in the backyard could be a way to give the landscape character and a more relaxing flair.
Surround the water feature with river rocks and rock garden plants to complete the nook.
If you have a mature tree in your backyard, you can be called lucky. In addition to its majestic beauty, the tree is also a starting point to create a relaxing corner.
You can install a hammock on its branches or arrange a sitting corner below its thick crown. The natural shade will ensure that time spent outdoors is cool and calm.
If you want to make the nook more exciting, you can install strings of lights, lanterns and other hanging decorations.
Decorate the walkway curving through your backyard with a wooden arc. Plant climbing roses or other varieties next to the supports to let them weave around them and “build” a blooming living arc.
This feature will cost you almost nothing, especially if there is leftover lumber, but at the same time will upgrade the overall look of the backyard and will improve the curb appeal.
There is an idea for every garden space, even the tiniest one. With a tiered flower stand like the one shown here, you can have your small herb or flower garden in a small corner.
The vertical layout ensures a compact size and plenty tiered space where the pots can be placed.
Want a fairytale garden? You can do it if you make a planting plan. Gather seedlings of as many flowers as you can and arrange them in a pattern.
Roses, jasmine, lavender, sunflowers in combination with short evergreen shrubs make an amazing living carpet that will provide texture and color to the green lawn.
Decking comes in help when the backyard is uneven. It is a cost-effective way to straighten the terrain and ensure a leveled space for an outdoor sitting corner.
You can make it from composite decking boards, pallet slats, PVC or pressure-treated wood.
Make a comfortable living outdoor area where you can have a meal, a drink or a nice chat with your family or friends.
Invest in furniture and shelter so that there isn’t any obstacle to the pleasantly spent time outdoors. Decorate with flower pots, strings of lights and other decorations that are suitable for the interior. They will make the atmosphere homier and welcoming.
If you have defined the backyard into sectors, you can add a pergola to visually unite them. Being part of the garden decor, it will be clever to cover the pergola’s sides with trellises where roses or other climbing plants can develop and create a whimsy garden transition.
The tiered look of this fountain resembles a waterfall as if nature has created it. The sloping terrain has provided the perfect set for a waterfall surrounded by a rock garden.
Why having a waterscape has become so popular? Some people want it to listen to the murmuring sound of water, others want to attract songbirds, dragonflies and frogs. Nevertheless, a water feature can instantly transform the backyard design and certainly turns into a focal point.
Adding a staircase to the garden is a way to visually enlarge a garden and give it structural depth. Complete the staircase with short retaining walls on either side of it and decorate the surroundings with flower pots.
The material of the staircase depends on the existing decor. A country-style garden will embrace a wooden staircase while an English type of garden will match brick or tile stairs.
A stone staircase is also an option if there is a paver walkway or concrete stepping stones or tiles.
Repurposing items into garden decor gives the landscape an outstanding character and unique effect. Galvanized tubs can become ponds, flower pots, herb gardens, or a waterfall. Old chests of drawers stay opened to hold cascading flowers.
That broken chair is given a new life with fresh and bright paint color to hold a tuft of blooming flowers. The broken birdbath can be repurposed into a flower stand to add a pop of bright color to the green background.
It is always a good idea to plan in advance the planting. With that, you will assure that there are colorful blooms all the time.
Use shrubs and ornamental grass to give the garden a character. You can also use a pattern for planting which will make the result more harmonious.
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It is time to turn that trodden soil pathway in the garden into a beautiful walkway. If you have postponed that for so many years because you think that it will take up a fortune, actually, this outdoor feature is one of the most affordable ones if you make it yourself.
The walkway is not only functional to cross the garden without damaging any of the plants but also a visual attraction that divides the flower garden or the lawn parts.
A stepping stone walkway is another great and affordable backyard idea that will instantly upgrade the overall look of your property. There is a number of DIY stepping stone ideas – from mosaic ones, flagstone walkways to concrete steps with interesting shapes made with ready-made or natural molds.
The edging is the perfect way to define the lawn and the flower garden. You can make the edge with river rocks, bricks, logs, gravel or any other natural material.
When the edge is already in place, you will see how much maintained and in shape your backyard looks.
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We are here to inspire you to make your outdoors unique and beautiful and to leave your imprint on the landscape. All of the ideas here are DIY, with affordable or free materials and customizable to fit your outdoor space.
The old but beautiful chest of drawers may not be very storage useful anymore but that isn’t a reason to throw it away because we have an inspiring idea of how to repurpose it. Turn it into a layered vertical garden for succulents.
This vertical planter is space-saving and its rustic look will add a touch of nostalgia to the outdoor space.
Vertical planters are very practical for small garden areas or for decoration of covered patio or porch.
You don’t have to go to the garden stores and look for a suitable planter. You can do it easily yourself as long as you have one pallet and pipe brackets.
Screw the brackets to the pallet slats configuring the best alignment pattern based on the flower pots you are about to insert into them.
For an enhanced rustic look, leave the pallet wood untreated. In case your outdoor nook is missing a touch of bright color, this vertical planter can add it if you paint the wood.
This is another great landscape idea for small garden spaces. Instead of placing flower pots in the ground and cover the precious walkway space, you can stack them vertically.
The flower pedestal is a tiered flower stand. It can be built from wood, metal or plastic tubes. Choosing the right flower kinds ensures that the stand remains unvisible. The final result is a colorful blooming column.
The plastic door organizers from the Dollar Tree can be used in numerous ways. They are great for neat storage of shoes, scarves, jewelry and also amazingly functional as planters.
Fill each pocket with soil and plant the desired variety. You can create a dedicated herb garden to enjoy the scent and flavor of freshly cut spices.
This outdoor decor idea is easy to make and saves plenty of garden space.
To make these trellis-like flower stands you need thin slats or bamboo sticks. Assemble them in the pattern shown in the image and then fix to the exterior wall with hardware.
Galvanized buckets with hooks match perfectly the wood texture of the stand.
Rock gardens can be made in the size upu desire. In case you are limited in space but at the same time want a rock garden with a wide range of plant varieties, then go for a spiral pattern.
Rock gardens are easy to maintain and at the same time create a lovely focal point in the garden.
Repurpose the old painter’s ladder into a flower stand. No need to do any upgrades. In fact, the more weathered it is, the bigger its country effect is.
This type of vertical stand is perfect for herb pots or cascading flowers.
Wicker baskets are suitable for indoor and outdoor space-saving solutions. Do you wonder how to repurpse them into planters so that the rattan doesn’t rot from water?
Add garden liner to the bottom of the baskets and then fill with soil.
To make the baskets tiered, get a strong and thick rope and thread it through the rattan.
Cinder blocks are a universal material for outdoor features. You can build a firepit, edge a garden, create benches or stack them vertically to build a dual-function fence.
This garden space-saving idea has a modern look with the mismatched alignment of the cinder blocks.
Fill the holes of the blocks with soil and plant succulen or herbs. Their roots are shallow and are suitable for such planters.
With this DIY garden space-saving idea, you can build a wall acting as a planter.
The supplies you need are cedar posts, chicken wire, and terra cotta pots. Hang the pots with hooks. If the pots are arranged as tight as possible to each other, the vertical planter will also become a living privacy wall.
The pyramid type of strawberry planters are very efficient. First, the pyramid structure takes up little space from the garden. Using the space vertically ensures multiple layers for planting. That ends in more harvest from a square inch compared to ground planting in the same size of space.
Thanks to the pyriamid design each strawberry seedling receives equal light amount.
This compact her garden will add a fresh rustic touch to the porch walls. It is very compact, customaziable and very easy to make.
You can start the herbs from seeds planted directly in the jars. Make sure that the vertical garden receives enough indirect light.
These upside down planters are going to be the star of your interior or exterior! Any plant can be hung like this. The key to the magic is to repurpose a plastic bottle or a tin can into a pot.
Cut the bottom with a can opener and drill holes. One of the holes will be for the hook, the rest for watering. Put the bottom back to its place and seal generously with strong tape. On the upper side of the bottle or the can put a coffee filter and take the plant leaves out of its central hole carefully. Seal with tape.
The final step is to decorate the pots to give them an appealing look.
If you have pieces of rain gutters left, you can turn them into planters. This tiered garden idea is perfect to add to the end of the porch. It will double its function also as a privacy wall.