If you're lucky enough to have your own outdoor space, you should definitely be taking advantage of it. Here are 5 simple ways to make your backyard or patio area more exciting and inviting. Summer is on its way, and if there's one place you'll want to be soaking up the seasonal sun, it'll be in your own personal oasis that is just steps away!
1. Hang a Wooden Bench Swing
Swings aren't just for kids — they're for anyone looking to have a little fun. If you're feeling crafty, piece together your own homemade bench swing to hang from your favorite tree. Instant backyard personality and entertainment.
2. Get an Lightweight, Outdoor Canopy
Keep out the bugs and provide yourself with a little shade at the same time. A lightweight, sheer fabric canopy instantly makes a backyard feel more glamorous.
3. Decorate with Patterned Pillows
It's amazing what a little bit of colorful patterns can do to an outdoor space. Mix and match some of your favorite pillows to use on your porch chairs, backyard seating, or canopy hideaway to spruce up your personal oasis.
4. DIY a Backyard Fire Pit
Making your own backyard fire pit may take a little extra muscle, but it's totally worth the effort. Surprisingly simple to DIY, all you really need is selection of large stones or cinderblocks which you can pick-up at the home improvement store.
5. Set Up String Lights
A little light can go a long way. Pick-up some inexpensive string lights at your local home and garden store to brighten up your outdoor space instantly.
What are you doing to revamp your outdoor space for summer? Tell us in the comments below and join the conversation all month on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by sharing your thoughts by using #makeithappenmay! See you soon guys and keep kicking butt