Whatever your vision and budget, there’s a way to transform your backyard into something spectacular. Start with a simple design, take it up a notch if you’d like, or go all-in with the ultimate dream space. Here’s a guide to getting started today.
Safety tip: Always wear the appropriate safety equipment (gloves, for example) and always follow the instructions for the product or equipment.
A water feature is a fantastic addition to any outdoor space, providing a sense of calm and tranquillity. Our D.I.Y. water feature project is surprisingly easy and cost-effective to make – all you need are a few materials to create your own.
Rocks, stones and pebbles have been used in gardens for centuries; it’s believed that raking the stones assists with mindfulness and meditation. Introduce these elements into your outdoor space to make garden maintenance more relaxing.
Natural colours can be very grounding in your garden, helping to maintain that feeling of sanctuary. Rust-coloured panels are a great way to introduce tone and texture, while adding a point of visual interest. Darker colours are a great accompaniment to these earthy tones, creating a sense of warmth, while brighter green and white accents add contrast without disrupting the overall look and feel.
Trees and foliage are an important part of any garden. Not only do they look great, but they also release oxygen, improve air quality and reduce pollution in the atmosphere, making greenery an essential part of any outdoor space.
Tip: Talk to our Team Members in-store about choosing the right plants and trees for your backyard.
Elevate the look and increase the usability of your garden space with the introduction of some shade. A gazebo can bring formality and structure to your space, instantly making it feel larger. We stock a wide variety of gazebos, with designs that allow for plenty of sun, full shade or something in between.
There’s no point in creating the ultimate outdoor space without having somewhere to sit and enjoy it. Add a few pieces of furniture under your gazebo – like an egg chair or an outdoor dining set – so you can relax and unwind in comfort.
The right lighting means you can soak up every moment in your outdoor space. Solar lights, such as tiki torches or festoon lights are a great option, as they don’t require a power connection. Pair these with battery-operated flameless candles under your gazebo for a sense of atmosphere after the sun sets.
Sheer curtains help to create a sense of privacy and intimacy in your garden, perfect for relaxing days outside or mindfulness sessions.
If your space allows, why not create a dream space in your garden? This standalone zone can connect an indoor activity – such as studying or yoga – with the outdoors, increasing mindfulness and focus.
If you’re working from home, this space could be an office, a room with an incredible garden view, keeping that connection with nature as you go about your workday. Add decking to the front of the shed to extend your living area to the outdoors. Finish the space off with a soft rug, flexi clever cubes and baskets and pin- or pegboards for the ultimate working environment.
All that’s left to do now is enjoy your brand-new outdoor space!
Start planning your new space by exploring our range of pots for your water feature.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.