Hi Cassie, here are a few ideas you could try - https://cutediyprojects.com/garden/give-your-backyard-a-complete-makeover-with-these-diy-garden-ideas/
You're most welcome Cassie. Have fun
Hi Cassie, colorful blooming annuals can quickly make a big change to an area. Also, using colorful kitchen ware and glasses can make an area appealing to be in. Don't be afraid of color.....spray paint is your friend. Perhaps locate some inexpensive trash cans (plastic or metal) and paint in bright colors, add a plastic tray (or metal) and use as side tables. One idea will lead to another and soon you'll have a pleasant area.
Cassie: I am a big fan of caladiums --- color without the upkeep!