Many people opt to utilise a bit of the space in their backyard to create an outdoor room. These rooms feature many of the same furniture pieces that a family room would, such as chairs or couches. Most of the time these rooms are put together in front of an outdoor wall or fence. You can decorate this wall as you would any other wall in your home, including adding works of art and stencilling to it. By echoing the decor you feature in your outdoor room, the wall will serve as one more element that pulls your decorative scheme together.
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Things you need
- Cleaning supplies
- Paint primer
- Paint supplies
- Stencilling supplies
- Wall art and accessories
Make a list of the decorative items you already have in your yard. For example, if your yard features yard art with sun and moon designs, you may want to utilise this motif on your outdoor wall.
Draw a design sketch of the items you'd like to hang on your wall, as well as any graphic elements you plan on featuring. Things to include in this sketch are stencil or wall mural ideas, as well as decorative items such as outdoor wall art. This sketch allows you to see what your space-planning needs for this project will be.
Go to the paint supply store to purchase paint and supplies. Buy additional items to wash down your wall if you don't already have them on hand. New paint won't adhere to a grimy wall.
Purchase the accessories that you'll feature on your outdoor wall. Home and garden centres supply items such as hanging sundials, wall fountains and wall art. Additionally, metal replicas of fine art paintings exist; these are made specifically for outdoor use. You can find these replicas at home and garden stores or online.
Prepare your wall for painting. Wash down the wall and let it dry completely---overnight is usually best.
Add paint primer to the wall if you're painting a large mural or intricate stencil designs. This will even out the wall's texture and help the paint adhere better.
Paint the wall. Start with the base coat first, and then go on to large washes of colour. Finally, paint in the details. Allow the paint to dry according to the instructions on the can, and wait the necessary amount of time before adding the next layer of paint.
Hang your wall art or decorative fountain once the paint is dry. Consult your sketch to ensure that you have each item properly placed.
Add any garden art to the ground in front of the wall as your decorating plans dictate.
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