Transform Your Backyard into an Oasis with These Tips

With people spending more time at home these days, making your backyard the best hangout spot it can be is imperative. If you’re looking to make your backyard a true oasis, we’ve got a few helpful tips to take your backyard from boring to beautiful.

Provide Shade

It’s important that people feel comfortable if they’re going to spend hours in your backyard. Providing shade can extend the length of time you spend outside, whether it be protection from the sun or rain. Great options are umbrellas, awnings, or retractable canopies. If you’re looking for a more structural option, a pergola covered in vines can be both beautiful and green.

Colors & Patterns

Adding colorful pillows, cushions, and blankets to your space can brighten it up instantly. Opt for weather-resistant materials that will withstand UV rays, wind, or anything else Mother Nature may have to throw at it. Using an outdoor rug to add color and coziness to a patio is also a great option that brings the space together.

Outdoor Lighting

There are so many options now if you want to light up your space and give it that extra glow. Outdoor string lights can add extra sparkle as well as outdoor lamps, candles, or torches. All of these have outdoor or flameless options as well that make them even safer to use. If you don’t have a place to plug in, solar can be another great option to add lighting without electricity. 

Add Privacy

If you live in town and your neighbors are close, privacy can be hard to come by. Sometimes a privacy fence is out of budget, but there are several options that can be affordable and give you the privacy you desire. Adding a lattice wall, vines or tall bushes, outdoor screens or curtains can be a great way to give you privacy from your neighbors. All of these options can make your space feel cozier and more intimate instantly.

A Warm Fire

A fireplace or fire pit can give you a natural focal point and help to define your backyard space. Built-in or mobile options can both be great in creating a warm and inviting space. An added bonus of fire is that it can extend the life of your backyard, making it easier and cozier to use later in the fall and winter.

Cozy Seating

Providing a lot of seating options can be the best and most inviting way to make your backyard an oasis. Couches, loveseats, and chairs are obvious choices in backyard furniture but there are less obvious options that can make your space even more comfortable. Chaise lounges, oversized poufs, and hammocks are less traditional ideas that are great for lounging around, reading a book, or sunbathing in your space.


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