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16 Unique Ideas To Spice Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Hopefully these (not hugely) simple but unique ideas will inspire you to get outside, look at your poor excuse for a yard and do something about it!

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1. Have a centre piece

A nice seating area (or plant if you have a green thumb) offers a great visual feature piece that will stand out.

A nice seating area (or plant if you have a green thumb) offers a great visual feature piece that will stand out.

2. Add a sheltered dining and recreation area

You’ll be able to spend more time outdoors with a veranda or patio and have space to entertain your guests during the summer.
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You’ll be able to spend more time outdoors with a veranda or patio and have space to entertain your guests during the summer.

3. Add some elevation

Experts say steps or platforms can visually separate your yard and create the illusion of more space.

Experts say steps or platforms can visually separate your yard and create the illusion of more space.

4. Build an in-ground swimming pool

Nothing spells luxury like a sparkling swimming pool in the centre of your outdoor dwelling.

Nothing spells luxury like a sparkling swimming pool in the centre of your outdoor dwelling.

5. Install a frog pond

Okay, so an in-ground swimming pool is a little out of your budget and you're not quite ready to sacrifice your yard's aesthetics for a plastic wading pool. A pond complete with colourful fish is a great visual feature in any garden. Hide any plastic piping or filters by surrounding the pond with lush plants, flowers and garden decorations.
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Okay, so an in-ground swimming pool is a little out of your budget and you're not quite ready to sacrifice your yard's aesthetics for a plastic wading pool. A pond complete with colourful fish is a great visual feature in any garden. Hide any plastic piping or filters by surrounding the pond with lush plants, flowers and garden decorations.

6. Introduce a bird bath

Not enough space for a swimming pool or a pond? Installing a bird bath is a great idea even if your outdoor space is a balcony. You may even be lucky enough to attract a few birds (of the feathered variety).

Not enough space for a swimming pool or a pond? Installing a bird bath is a great idea even if your outdoor space is a balcony. You may even be lucky enough to attract a few birds (of the feathered variety).

7. Outdoor table tennis

For those who "don't do plants" you can always bond with guests over a game of table tennis (and if you're under 25 this will most likely evolve into beer pong).

For those who "don't do plants" you can always bond with guests over a game of table tennis (and if you're under 25 this will most likely evolve into beer pong).

8. Build a treehouse

9. Build a less elaborate treehouse

10. Set up a hammock

11. Make your own lamps

12. DIY bench

13. Add a calming element

The sounds of trickling water are soothing and create a relaxing outdoor environment.

The sounds of trickling water are soothing and create a relaxing outdoor environment.

14. Make your own plant hangers

15. Create rock art

16. Think outside the box when showcasing your plants

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