DIY Projects for Outdoor Spaces

Bring New Life to Your Outdoor Space

If you have an outdoor space to decorate, you may be wondering what will help give it a visual lift. There are so many options waiting at home goods stores that it can be overwhelming. What should you choose? What if your favorite piece is a bit expensive? And what if your outdoor space is at an apartment so space may be limited? At Williamsburg North, residents of our north Indianapolis apartments have a private patio or balcony with plenty of space to add a personal touch. Take the outdoor area at your apartment to the next level with the perfect DIY project. Here are some simple and affordable ideas to get you started! 

#1: Refinish Outdoor Furniture

It’s entirely possible that you already have a set of outdoor furniture. The trouble may be that it’s seen better days. But that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of it! There are plenty of tricks to refurbish old furniture. You can also find it easily at a local thrift store or antique store. To get started, you can easily refinish rusty metal outdoor furniture. Maybe your furniture find needs a bit more work. Follow this simple guide for fixing the furniture’s frame, mesh, or vinyl straps.  

#2: Potting Bench

Even if gardening isn’t your thing, a potting bench is a great addition to your porch or patio. Its primary purpose is to give you a place to conveniently work on your plants, but you can also use it for some simple storage or to create a display space for some pottery (or even some fake plants if you don’t have a green thumb). Try one of these DIY potting bench projects

#3: Trellis

You may think that you don’t have a lot of room for plants in your space, but a trellis is the perfect solution. You can still have a touch of greenery or even flowers. It also uses vertical space instead of horizontal space so you won’t lose out on precious square footage for furniture or other items. If you’re a bit handier, you can try this DIY trellis and planter that’s all-in-one. If you enjoy a rustic look and really struggle with power tools, try this birch branch trellis

#4: Bird Bath

If you’ve got seating figured out and some touches of greenery or flowers, then you can have fun with something a tad more whimsical like a bird bath. It’s a low-maintenance way to enjoy some more wildlife in a limited space. You also won’t have to worry about it being an ongoing expense either because you’ll only ever have to add water. Try this upcycled bird bath or this option that uses a tray and plant stand. 

#5: Herb Garden

You can be practical and add some fun to your patio or balcony using an herb garden. Herbs are one of the easiest plants to grow, and they naturally grow back after you harvest what you need for a quick recipe. They also can usually survive the winter on a windowsill. Have fun with your herb garden by creating your own vertical holder. You can make it from scratch with this angled DIY herb garden or use a clever workaround with this herb garden made from a handrail
If you’re looking for Indianapolis apartments for rent with the perfect outdoor space for your DIY project, look no further than Williamsburg North. Not only will you have a personal patio or balcony to enjoy but also other top amenities like a swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, dog park, and more. Call for leasing information: (317) 648-5854