How To Beautify Your House – Outdoor Wall Décor Ideas

We’re so concerned with how to make the inside of our houses look beautiful that we often forget about the exterior. The fact is the exterior walls need just as much attention as the interior ones.

Spaces like an outdoor dining area or a deck with comfortable lounge chairs on it would look more attractive and beautiful if they had some sort of décor on them. So today we’ll explore a few ways in which you can use outdoor wall décor to beautify your home and your property.

The Easiest Ways To Beautify The Outside Of Your Home

1. Add Outdoor Wooden Wall Art

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Outdoor wall art can be anything, from a painting to a vertical garden and a lot of other things. This particular piece is unique and holds special meaning for its owners. It’s something they did using wood salvaged from previous interior renovations. It complements this outdoor dining space in a really cozy way. {found on homedepot}.

2. Get Creative With Spray Paint

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Another type of wall décor you can do yourself involves working with spray paint. It’s quite simple actually. Start with a blank canvas, colored spray paint in several different colors, some string, painter’s tape, a chevron stencil, and lace washi tape. With these things, you can make four different wall decorations like the ones featured on Brit+co.

3. Recycle Old Decor

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Recycling is fun and inspiring when you find a really great idea. For example, turning old windows and planters into decorations for the house’s exterior walls can be such a project. From far away, it will look like the house actually has functional windows on that side of the wall.

4. Use Flowers To Add Color

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This is a similar approach, featuring a very charming and rustic look. Instead of box planters, the strategy was to use a vase filled with fresh and colorful flowers. They squeeze between the metal bars and look exquisite on the exposed brick wall. {found on debbie}.

5. Create A Framed Garden

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The outdoor wall décor displayed by a summer marketplace featured on Ouraestheticblog is something that can be adapted to a variety of other settings. The framed would look beautiful on the walls of a garden shed or even hanging on the deck walls.

6. Try A Vertical Succulent Garden

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Similarly, you can decorate the outdoor walls of your house with vertical succulent gardens. They’re not difficult to maintain. Just water them the same as you would do with any planter. Take them down when it starts to get too cold outside. {found on charleshugo}.

7. Hang Empty Frames

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Simple frames can also have an interesting visual impact. Using empty frames as wall décor is a fresh idea that can also be applied to fences and other surfaces. It can be a simple and practical way of beautifying the outdoors without investing a lot of time, effort, and money.

8. Design Garden Hose Decorations

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A cute, colorful, and fun idea can be to decorate the exterior walls of the house, garage or garden shed with garden hoses. Don’t these flowers look nice? They’re so cheerful and fresh and they definitely provide a beautiful backdrop for the seating area. {found on hammersandhighheels}.

9. Check Out Metallic Wall Art

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For modern settings, we could recommend something like this: abstract metal wall art. It’s a minimalist approach and also one that’s eye-catching and even a bit dramatic. You can try to reproduce the look in your own way.

10. Construct Cute Homes For Birds And Bugs

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Since it’s the exterior walls we’re talking about, try to think a bit differently and to come up with ideas that could apply specifically to outdoor spaces. For example, hang a birdhouse or a lovely little insect hotel on one of the walls of your house. Of course, this can work for you if you like insects and birds and don’t mind them buzzing around your home.

11. Install A Triptych Carving

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A triptych is another interesting and chic option you can use when decorating the outdoor walls. Take this beautiful setting for example. The water features, accent lighting, and the organic wall art display all work together to create a very relaxing ambiance.

12. Keep It Simple With A Three Piece Painting

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Display a three-piece wall decoration on the exterior walls of the house or on the garden fence and allow it to contribute to an overall comfortable and inviting ambiance, perfect for a seating or dining area.

13. Don’t Be Afraid To Go Big!

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If you’re the audacious type that likes to stand out from the rest, try something large scale. A good example is a way these old wooden doors were repurposed into geometric art for the side of a large building. Found out more about the project on Thisiscolossal.

14. Embrace Geometric Art

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Or find some inspiration in projects such as this one. Isn’t this building mesmerizing, with all the colorful geometric wall art featured on it? You can try something similar for your own property, although you could improvise and come up with a different and more suitable design.

15. Make String Art on Your Fence

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Very similar approaches can be used when decorating the fences on your property. They too deserve to look beautiful. A cute idea is to try string art. You need small nails, letter templates, and colored string or yarn. Have fun coming up with a nice message.

16. Find Decorations That Aren’t Fragile

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Given that the outdoor spaces are exposed to the elements and don’t offer the same type of environment as the indoor areas, the type of wall décor you use has to take these things into consideration. Look for something a bit more robust and less fragile.

17. Put Up Perforated Panels 

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Decorate tall, strong fences with perforated panels. You could use privacy screens with designs that you like or you can improvise in some other way. {found on outhousedesign}.

18. Sometimes Going Minimalist Is Better

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The panels used here to decorate the fence wall are a beautiful addition and serve as a chic backdrop from the contemporary bench. Their geometry is consistent with the whole design which is minimalist and harmonious.

19. Plates Can Be Outdoor Decorations Too

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Have some old wall plates that you want to get out of the house? Use them to decorate a fence in your garden. Vintage plates can look really cute out here.

20. Discover Moss Graffiti 

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Want to try something unusual? Moss graffiti is a perfect idea. The inspiration comes from Anna Garforth. She creates typographic and large geometric designs and patterns using living materials and she was featured on Designboom.

21. Replace Your Wall With A Living One

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Living walls are the type of thing that can really add character to a space, whether it’s indoor or outside. Take this patio for example. Isn’t the green fence in the background simply wonderful?

22. Use Mirrors Or A TV For A Homey Atmosphere

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If you want to create a homey and cozy ambiance, hang some mirrors and frames on the living wall or fence. And while you’re at it get a floor lamp as well, maybe even a TV, some comfortable chairs and turn the backyard into a second living room. {found on eyelikeart}.

23. A Fresh Coat of Paint

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This one may seem deceivingly simple, but adding a fresh coat of paint to a wall or fence can go a long way towards upgrading your outdoor wall decor. Just look at these amazing before and after photos featured in Reflection Interior Design. Besides just walls and fences, you can also use paint to spruce up decks, railings, and even your outdoor furniture pieces!

24. Exchange Your Fence For A Stone Wall

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If you didn’t exchange your fence for a living wall above, or even if you did, consider trading one of the other fences on your property for a stone wall like the ones featured in Better Homes and Gardens. A stone wall will be a peaceful and harmonious addition to the outside of your home which will be much more sturdy and private than a wooden or chain link fence.

25. Explore Gabion Walls

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You may not be familiar with the term, but a gabion wall can be another great way to upgrade the fences on your property. A gabion wall is a retaining wall built by putting stones in a cage such as in this example in Eco Home. This is a great solution for dividing property, but can also be added to an outdoor wall of your house for unique and natural outdoor wall decor.

26. Consider A Water Feature

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Adding a water feature to an outdoor wall of your house or property can be a truly amazing addition that will leave you feeling serene every time you see it. Outdoor wall fountains come in many shapes and sizes and are easy to fit into any design schema. Check out the full range of water features available to spruce up your outside wall decor on The Skunk Pot.

27. Embellish With Rope Lighting

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For backyards lacking in lighting, embellishing your fence or an outdoor wall with rope lights can be a no-brainer. And the nice thing about rope lights is they can be moved and repurposed without much work, so you can change them as your tastes in decor fluctuates! In Backyard features several ways rope lights can be used to brighten your outdoor wall decor. 

28. Engrave Your Fence

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Replacing a fence with a different type of fencing can be costly and time-consuming, but you don’t need to replace your fence in order to beautify and personalize it! Consider engraving your fence by cutting a unique design into it or look into laser engraving which is less invasive and can be done to one side of the fence without damaging the other side. Explore the vast possibilities of engraved fences and how they can upgrade your outdoor wall decor on AlunoTec.

29. Add Custom Signage

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Although it may seem surprisingly easy, putting up a custom sign on an exterior wall or fence can go a long way towards transforming the look and feel of your backyard. It’s best if you put the sign in a place that will be less exposed to weather such as a covered patio, as they are easily damaged by wind and rain. Creative Tonic Design demonstrates an excellent example of how a sign can be used to make a sitting space that much cozier. 

30. Hang Outdoor Sporting Items As Decorations

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Do you have a canoe you barely use except for a few times in the summer months? Or maybe a surfboard from a few years ago that you can’t bear to part with? Even if you still use these items occasionally, they can be hung on exterior walls or fences for a creative look while also being a solution to your storage problems! This is actually quite quick to accomplish on your own, and you can see what the final result can look like from McCann Design Group.

Conclusion

Overall, beautifying the outside of your home doesn’t have to be difficult, and now you have a wide range of projects you can use to transform the look of your house exterior. Whether you decide to simply mount a few decorations, or begin replacing entire fences, you will surely love the results from enhancing your outdoor wall décor when you are done. And before you know it, you will be well on your way to having the best-looking house in your neighborhood.