Creating Your Outdoor Oasis
It is great when we get the chance to leave our everyday routines and go away on vacation. What’s not to love about relaxing in the warm sun by a pool? However, we all know that vacations cannot last forever, and we will be coming home eventually. But what is stopping you from bringing the vacation to you? Turn your backyard into the ultimate outdoor oasis, where you are free to enjoy it whenever you like!
Spruce up the patio
Give the patio a little extra kick by adding some final touches to it. Create a seating area with couches and throw pillows. Make it a comfortable and welcoming space for everyone to gather around in.
Add an outdoor cooking area
Many people enjoy cooking food outside once in a while, so why not include a barbecue on your deck? Whether you or your partner likes to do the cooking, a BBQ dinner is sure to entice the entire family.
Install an outdoor fountain
Having something beautiful to look at will make your oasis feel more complete. An outdoor fountain can be designed to your preference, and can have a cool water display. The sound of water flowing is sure to calm and relax you as you sit outside.
If your backyard does not have many trees, it may be hard for you to find relief from the sun. Set up an awning over your patio if you want to relax in the shade. Otherwise, you could put a large umbrella up over the table so that you can eat in comfort.
Put in a hot tub
Relaxing in the hot tub after a long day at work might be exactly what you need to de-stress. You will have the choice on the size, shape and design of your hot tub. If you place it on the deck, make sure the foundation is strong enough to support it when it is filled with water.
Incorporate mood lights
After the sun goes down, there will not be any light in your backyard apart from the moon and stars. If you want more light than that, you will need to add it yourself. String lights up in the tree branches to create a welcoming glow. Another option would be to set up some candles, so you can watch the light flicker across your beautiful yard.
It is fairly simple to create your ideal space in your own backyard. What is better about this option is that you can customize it exactly to your needs. As well, you do not need to share it with people you do not know, as you would if you were on vacation.
- Candace Osmond