12 Simple ideas to create beautiful outdoor spaces

Today I am sharing a few simple tips so you can take your backyard from ordinary to beautiful in no time at all.  I had every intention of sharing our backyard space all spruced up for Summer but with the turn of events last week plans changed just a little.

Thank goodness for such an amazing group of supportive bloggers who are allowing me to share their gorgeous outdoor spaces!

12 simple ways to create outdoor sp

French Country Cottage has brought out a beautiful coffee table distressed and chippy to warm up her gorgeous outdoor siting area.

outdoor table

Daisy Mae Belle created a cozy sitting area with lots of outdoor lights strung throughout the beautiful tree’s.


Recycled tin can’s with a fresh coat of paint makes for a gorgeous centerpiece aver at Debbie Doo’s.

debbie doos tin cans recycled

 Creating privacy doesn’t have to be pricey, easily transform drop clothes into outdoor drapes.

drop clothes and drapes

Town and Country shows us how surrounding a space with lots of flowers, hanging and in pots makes for a welcoming porch.

outdoor porch

The combintaion of lights and flowers is so romantic.  Jen Rizzo hung jars of flowers wrapped in lights to set the mood for a beatuiful garden party.

Lights and flowers

 When looking for decor why not look right in your backyard.   I love how Redhead Can Decorate transformed a log into a beautiful table.


 Instead of tearing town a grape arbor that was in need of a little TLC, DIY Showoff completely revamped it with a brick walkway, seating and flowers.

diy grape arbor

Shop those junk sales, you never know what you might find.  Fox Hollow Cottage turned a tool box into a beautiful planter box.

garden box from a tool box

Think outside the box when it comes to outside decor.  Domestically Speaking took an ordinary rug and updated it with paint!


Don’t be afraid to bring your beautiful linens outdoors like Cupcakes and Crinoline.


Instead of buying new furniture, refinish what you have.  Ella Claire updated her set with with some stain and a little elbow grease.

refinish a garden table

We actually have big plans for our backyard this Summer, some which has already begun. I can’t wait to show you!

Is your space ready for the summer? Come back tomorrow to link up your outdoor decorating ideas. Don’t forget check out these lovely girls and their awesome outdoor spaces.

Tiffany from Living Savvy
Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Lucy from Craftberry Bush
Shauna from Satori Design for Living
Dawn from Inspired Living


Thanks so much for stopping in today

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    1. You are so sweet Shannon, thank you! What is crazy is it is in the 60’s today and raining. Such a welcome site! Have a great week. xo

  1. Such a relief that you are safe! Enjoy the upcoming long weekend…have some vino and enjoy your new island…I think it’s coming soon, right? XO

    1. Yes, vino will be enjoyed this weekend 🙂 Thanks for being a part and helping with this post. They are actually installing the counter right now. Crazy me hasn’t even been down to see, catching up on so much work right now. OK, going to shut the computer off for a little bit. xo

  2. Wow, these outdoor spaces are something! So glad everything is okay at your house and hopefully you can enjoy your yard very soon!

  3. I love all of these ideas Kristin and it has nothing to do with the fact that they are all from some of my most favorite ladies ever! 😉

  4. Kristin, thanks for sharing the inspiration. We love to spend time outdoors on our terrace when we can. Spring and fall are the perfect times here in TX.

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