Inspiring Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis to Relax In

Inspiring Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis to Relax In

Inspiring Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis to Relax In

We all want to create that perfect outdoor oasis. It’s the place where you can relax and unwind, sunbathe, and gather to enjoy a good meal. Stop getting jealous with envy over those home and garden magazines. It’s your turn to create the ultimate destination that’s just steps from your home. Here are some inspiring ideas and tips on how to create the backyard you’ve   always dreamed of. 

Dine Al Fresco. Backyard looking a bit wild? Clear out those weeds, and make it more inviting with a designated dining area. Carve out a space with a nicely paved pathway that leads to your favorite spot, or strategically place a few large concrete pavers. Then pick the patio table and chairs that are most your style and an umbrella from Treasure Garden to complete the look.  Consider adding a water feature or fire pit as a nice focal point, or create a “hidden” trail that retreats to a hammock that you can kick back in after a nice meal. 

Private Park. Create your very own serene park by adding in a mini fountain, lush green shrubbery, and-instead of park benches, upgrade to a cushy outdoor sectional like an L-shaped wicker set from North Cape International. You can even get creative and add in some wooden mile markers and other rustic park signs. And no backyard is complete without at least one cookout during the summer. Choose the perfect one from our wide selection of Weber Grills

Namaste. Achieving zen right in your own backyard is so much easier than you think. By incorporating furniture made from natural materials, a luxurious water feature or fire pit, and relaxing colors like beige and light blue you’ll create a style that feels organic and calming. You can even carve out a quiet space that’s specifically dedicated to yoga or meditation by draping large curtains on your trellis and adding some large pillows for comfortable seating.  

Expand Your Space. Nothing is more relaxing than feeling like you have the space to stretch out. By choosing outdoor furniture and cushions that match the colors of, say, your sun room that opens out to it, you’ll give the illusion that the room has expanded overnight. If you feel like you don’t have enough privacy to create an outdoor “room,” consider adding a trellis, a plant wall, or some tall potted trees.

Backyard Tropics. For those who aren’t lucky enough to have an island view from home, you can still create the look and feel of a breezy, lush destination right in your own backyard. Add more dimension to any size yard by layering with plants. Consider what would make a nice combination of leafy textures- like ferns, an ornamental banana tree, and bromeliad plants. The next time you step into your yard, you just might feel like you’ve been transported to a tropical island.

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