Imagine entering an outdoor space with a swinging hammock, sparkling garden lights, lush flowers, and the sound of a fountain running. Can you already feel the vacation mood? With a few design tweaks, your garden may become a daily pleasure.
Your backyard can be transformed by adopting furniture and landscape ideas from high-end resorts to reflect a staycation while blending in design elements that reflect your style. However, outdoor furniture, structures, and children’s play equipment may create a chaotic yard. If there’s too much stuff, it’s hard to move, or there’s always a project, you may opt to avoid the backyard.
Here’s how to make the most of your backyard and convert it into a pleasant haven for you and your family to unwind each day:
1. Invest in Good Landscaping
Plants that are carefully designed and chosen to appear natural in their surroundings may create a theme or atmosphere. Perhaps, it can even transport you to a favourite vacation location. The trick is to choose plants that adapt well to their surroundings. After all, dying tropical plants in your arid location will not remind you of your latest vacation.
Combine local plants in your area with climate-adapted trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials. These may typically be purchased at your local nursery or botanical garden store. Enlist the assistance of a landscape designer, and seek advice from a garden shop clerk or the local university’s community garden program.
2. Place Comfortable Seating
A deep seating set, lounge chairs, loungers, or chaise lounges enable you to stretch out and relax. You can place it whether you’re beneath an umbrella, beside a swimming pool, on a deck, or even on the balcony.
If the seating is comfy, you’re more inclined to relax and spend some time outdoors. You and your family will enjoy sitting at a patio dining table, grilling fresh produce, and then returning inside. Consider adding a hammock for ultimate relaxation.
3. Make Space by Clearing the Clutter
Clear up the clutter in the yard, prune overgrown trees and bushes, relocate play equipment, and donate anything you don’t use. Remove or discard damaged furniture, accessories, as well as anything that does not seem to belong in the yard. Keep everything that can be stored.
Check your yard for features that will make it a sanctuary for kicking back and relaxing. Starting with a clean or bare area will allow you to think of ideas to make it a place you are inclined to do the activities you love, such as swimming or dining with friends and family. An outdoor living area has a lot of promise since it may offer you light, shade, vistas, and fresh air. Enjoy all it has to offer and explore the methods to turn your area into an oasis.
4. Work the View to Your Advantage
If you are fortunate enough to reside in a house with a view, don’t be afraid to create a place from which to take in the scenery. Avoid obstructing the view with trees and bushes. Refrain from purchasing large or bulky outdoor furniture that may also obstruct the view. Landscaping should complement, not compete with, the surrounding scenery and surroundings.
Everyone has a different concept of what constitutes a perfect staycation and a backyard resort. You may choose from these options for amenities and mix them in any way that suits your family’s requirements and interests while also matching your aesthetics and lifestyle. Undoubtedly, you’ll want to go out of town again, but it makes perfect sense to make your house and backyard sanctuary a pleasant, welcoming location to spend your free time.
If you don’t love your backyard, the space isn’t being utilized to its full potential. Just think of the things you like to do when on vacation and bring them to your yard. Enjoy!