Nifty·Posted on Jul 21, 201410 Easy DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Outdoor SpaceIt's summer, so why are you still hanging out inside?!by Lindsey I.BuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Give your plants a new home. Home Stores A to Z / Via homestoriesatoz.com Freshen up that fence space with some fun hanging planters. 2. Revive that rug. Design Improvised / Via designimprovised.com Turn a plain outdoor mat into a colorful deck addition with some masking tape and spray paint! 3. Deck out your deck chairs. Carly Cais / Via kollabora.com Who says decorative pillows are only for your living room? 4. (Did someone say neon?) DIY Network / Via diynetwork.com Rusty old chairs are way better when given a coat or two (or three) of bright paint. 5. Hang dry. House That Lars Built / Via kollabora.com You can fake it with a dryer sheet, or you can get that real outdoor scent by line drying your clothes on a custom rack hanger. However this only works if you live in a place that, you know, smells nice. 6. Wipe your feet! Shelterness / Via shelterness.com Smooth stones make a cool nature-inspired mosaic doormat! 7. Paper plate-chic. Tan//Squirrelly Minds / Via kollabora.com Backyard BBQs take on a whole new spin when you elevate those basic paper plates with a few swipes of food coloring and your artistic skills! 8. Hanging on. I Love Green Grass / Via kollabora.com Use jars and twine to create cute little hanging vases that you can use to liven up bare tree branches or in place of hanging planters. 9. Light it up. Pocketful of Dreams / Via pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Just say no to boring leftover Christmas lights. It's so easy to make these twine balls that you'll want to deck out all of your light strings with them! 10. Clean up nice. See Kate Sew / Via kollabora.com Outdoor hangouts can get messy which is why easy to clean oilcloth placemats are a must for your backyard table decor.