Making Outdoor Spaces Special: 7 Spectacular Statement Projects

Making Outdoor Spaces Special: 7 Spectacular Statement Projects

Dabney Frake
Jul 8, 2016
(Image credit: Megan Pflug)

It often only takes one signature project or DIY to give your outdoor space an entirely new identity. Here are transformative ways to take things up a notch and give your patio or deck a major style boost.

Above, Megan Pflug tricked out her backyard patio with DIY espaliered vines on the fence. The green shines against the black wood and adds pattern and height.

(Image credit: Monsters Circus)

This planter bench from Monsters Circus is a great way to reuse a pallet.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

Laura at A Beautiful Mess created this amazing mid-century style trellis that divides her patio from her car port.

(Image credit: Love Grows Wild)

This potting bench from Love Grows Wild is a serious style statement with its decorative roof and added detail.

(Image credit: Refinery 29)

Michael Garvey decorated a bunch of inexpensive IKEA stools in different, but complementary, ways. Grouped together they make a statement, but can also be moved around for flexibility sake.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

This large angled outdoor bench from A Beautiful Mess is designed to wrap around a circular fire pit. It's paint pattern and bright pillows make it a focal point of the backyard.

(Image credit: Nesting Grace)

This basic broad stripe pattern was easy for Nesting Grace to paint and looks like a graphic rug from a distance.

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