Outdoor Wall Decor Will Change Your Life

When decorating our homes, many of us focus solely on the inside of the house. While you might add paintings, mirrors and other accessories to the walls of each room, many decorators overlook the fact that the outside of the house can be decorated, as well.  

Outdoor wall decor is a great way to customize your home’s exterior. You can buy or create wall decorations to hang on the side, door, fence or any other vertical surface in your porch or yard. Wall decorations are a great way to supplement the colors and themes taking place in your yard and, when done properly, are a fantastic addition the mood of your home.

The best part about outdoor wall decor is that it can be made from almost anything. Because it will hang outside and is intended to be viewed outdoors, many outdoor decorations are created from natural materials like wood, plants and stones. However, plenty of outdoor wall pieces are made from wrought iron or other metals. These pieces take the form of abstract wall sculptures or functional structures like decorative shelving units and plant hangers. Here are a few of our favorite pieces of outdoor wall decor, intended to give you some inspiration as you start to decorate your backyard, porch or balcony.

Metal outdoor decor mixed with wood.

Metal outdoor decor mixed with wood.

While this abstract steel sculpture would look fantastic in any living or dining room, hanging it on the patio wall completely transformed this otherwise blank patio. Outdoor wall decor is a great way to fill a large space like this one, adding a great touch to this lovely green backyard.  

Handmade lattice and vine decoration.

Handmade lattice and vine decoration.

Don’t have an outdoor wall or fence to hang decorations? No problem!  This “wall” was made from a repurposed pallet, stained and mounted in the garden to create the perfect spot for some plants. Functional shelves make great outdoor wall decorations. These wooden box shelving unit, are easy to build and will give you a place to hang your decorations.

Minimal lattice design made with wire.

Minimal lattice design made with wire.

Some of the best outdoor wall decorations utilize the plant life that already exists outside of every home. This lattice vine decoration was made using a few pieces of wire that provide a structure for the ivy to grow across. This piece demonstrates that a simple addition to the side of your home or backyard fence can really transform the environment by turning the local plants into beautiful decorations.

Terracotta pot shelving unit with simple design.

Terracotta pot shelving unit with simple design.

Shelving units for potted plants can be a great addition to your backyard. This gridded shelf made from repurposed rebar is a great example of a creative plant hanger. Not all shelves have to be boring and industrial! With a little ingenuity, you can create a plant holder that functions as a decoration in itself.

Shelving unit made from repurposed wood.

Shelving unit made from repurposed wood.

Pallets, slat walls and pegboard can be fantastic ways to hang decorations if you don’t have a wall to use. This piece was made from repurposed wood and mounted to the side of a balcony to create a decorative plant hanger. Old wood can be found almost anywhere and transformed using a bit of wood stain.  

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