Outdoor Domestication

Seeking a personal touch, consumers turn to outdoor DIY alternatives

Implications - Adding a customized approach to outdoor living, consumers are turning to DIY decor and furnishings for domestic appeal. Building things like hammocks and cabins from scratch, consumers are using the make-it-yourself approach not only as a means to reflect personal style, but also as a way of engaging with outdoor environments in a more hands-on way. These hand-crafted solutions allow individuals to experience outdoor living in a way that maintains a sense of home and familiarity.
SCORE: 7.9
This Year and V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 120,704 Total Clicks Jul 13 - May 16
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Consumer Insight Topics: Art & DesignDIY
DIY Cement Block Benches - This DIY Bench is an Easy Way to Add Extra Outdoor Seating to a Backyard
SCORE: 7.9
Viral 27,078 Clicks Pub: Jul 28, 15
DIY Cement Block Benches
This DIY Bench is an Easy Way to Add Extra Outdoor Seating to a Backyard
This DIY tutorial shows you how to add extra outdoor seating to your backyard by making your own cement block bench. While making an entire bench may sound like an overwhelming task, this tutorial... [More]
DIY Hanging Herb Holders - The A Beautiful Mess Outdoor Plant Chandelier Hovers Above
SCORE: 6.4
Viral 11,642 Clicks Pub: May 28, 14
DIY Hanging Herb Holders
The A Beautiful Mess Outdoor Plant Chandelier Hovers Above
The A Beautiful Mess Outdoor Plant Chandelier guide was posted in honor of summer and the many settings that can be created in one’s own backyard. In an effort to infuse the space with as many... [More]
DIY Outdoor Swing Beds - This Comfortable DIY Lounger is Perfect for Relaxing Outdoors
SCORE: 6.8
V. Hot 60,138 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 13
DIY Outdoor Swing Beds
This Comfortable DIY Lounger is Perfect for Relaxing Outdoors
Snuggling up in bed is often the most comfortable way to relax after a long day at work, and if you’re looking to capture that soothing feeling outdoors, then these DIY outdoor swing beds will... [More]
Inexpensive Customizable Cabins - This A-Frame Cabin Enables Consumers to Build It as They Please
SCORE: 6.9
V. Hot 17,782 Clicks Pub: May 18, 15
Inexpensive Customizable Cabins
This A-Frame Cabin Enables Consumers to Build It as They Please
Designer Derek Diedricksen of the Relaxshacks blog has built this A-frame cabin base that he is leaving open to customization by its consumers. While plans for this DIY cabin are online for $29.95,... [More]
DIY Grass Beds - Jason Hodges Creates the Perfect Summer Backyard Sanctuary
SCORE: 7.4
This Year and Hot 3,254 Clicks Pub: Feb 10, 16
DIY Grass Beds
Jason Hodges Creates the Perfect Summer Backyard Sanctuary
There’s nothing that says summer more than lying on a fresh lawn and staring up at white fluffy clouds on a sunny day—especially if there’s a popsicle on hand. Jason Hodges has... [More]
DIY Swan Planters - This Garden DIY Project Turns Swan Ornaments into Useful Planters
SCORE: 6.7
This Year and Hot 810 Clicks Pub: May 12, 16
DIY Swan Planters
This Garden DIY Project Turns Swan Ornaments into Useful Planters
This garden DIY creation by Grace Bonney takes swan ornaments and transforms them into planters or an outdoor centerpiece. Using plastic swans that can usually be found at discount stores, thrift... [More]