11 Gorgeous DIY Backyard Steps

These tiles steps are some of the most beautiful DIY steps I’ve seen. I love the border, I love the colors, and I love how well they’re set into the yard. I also think it’s cute how they’re detached from one another but still work as a whole.

Cinderblocks are probably one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get a set of stairs in your backyard. I will say, they’re not the cutest, but they get the job done. You can add some foliage and small stones in between the gaps and whatnot to make it better though. Overall, this is a good idea, but you’ll have to put in a bit more work to get it looking really beautiful.

Here’s a project that kills two birds with one stone: a retaining wall and step combo. It can help shape your yard a bit, and it also uses the same materials to get steps to the lower portion. It definitely requires some time and work, but it’s worth it. Especially for a steep yard.

If you want a set of rustic steps, look no further than this beauty. The rocks look natural, as if Mother Nature herself made these steps. Don’t go too overboard with the details; the rougher it looks, the better.

This boardwalk-style set of steps is great for a yard that gets lots of traffic. If you entertain guests frequently or just like to spend time in your backyard, then I highly suggest this project. It looks good, is durable, and allows you lots of space, if needed.

Get a combination of larger stones and smaller gravel. Make sure they complement each other in texture and color. This may seem like a strange combination (so much rock!) but it actually looks great.

If that’s just too much stone for you, then do a wood and stone combination. Generally, people make the border of the step from wood and fill it with gravel or small rocks. The contrast between the two materials actually works really well together.

Brick is a classic and elegant material to make steps with. The red works so well with the grass and other foliage you have. Also, brick in the yard, to me, reminds me of my childhood and makes me feel happy and at peace.

Aren’t these patterned steps just absolutely darling? I love how they aren’t the same exact pattern, but they’re similar enough to create an exciting theme. This is a way to both get practicality out of stairs while adding some artistic touch to your yard.

Tiered steps are a good idea for yards that get steep quickly. The tiers support one another and give you the necessary walking space without feeling too crammed or taking up too much space. You can choose a vast variety of materials for tiered steps.

These mosaic style steps remind me of the Spanish or Italian countryside for some reason. I don’t know why. But I love them! The color and texture they add really makes the whole yard pop with personality.