Have you always wanted to have your own backyard oasis but never knew how to make your dreams come true? We know how that feels! People usually let their backyards maintain themselves because they’re afraid of a project of this size. But creating a private getaway spot you can run to whenever you want doesn’t need to be such a scary task. In fact, we’ll tell you 5 different ways you can transform your backyard into the kind of space you’ll never want to leave.
Of course, you can think of our list of things as a mere guide because you may not like them, which is okay. But, we can point you in the direction you could take your project. Above all, remember that creating your backyard oasis should be a fun experience. Why? Because stressing about a stress-free getaway would defeat its purpose.
So, let’s see how you can revamp your backyard & patio into the area of your dreams.
1. Plants, Plants, and More Plants
Okay, we won’t judge if you don’t want to have any plants (including grass) in your perfect outdoor space, but hear us out. Greenery can do so much for your backyard, including giving you:
- More privacy
- Defined space
And those are only some of the benefits! We know what you’ll say now — plants are hard to look after. That may be the case with some vegetation, so it will depend on what you choose to get. Your options include privacy bushes for backyard or evergreen shrubs that remain beautiful all year long. Or you can opt for potted plants.
Yes, potted plants don’t have to sit inside your house. They’re a great addition to any yard or patio, and all you need to do is decide where to put them. Our recommendation? Take a look at this Scandi Style Planter. It’s the perfect house for a plant of your choice. It may not be able to house big trees, but it’ll be just enough to give a breath of fresh air.
2. Cozify Your Furniture
Think of your backyard like any other living space you spend a lot of time in. Would you rather lounge in cozy chairs or sit on rigid wood or plastic? We both know the answer to that.
Don’t get us wrong — there’s nothing wrong with simplicity. Wooden outdoor furniture looks good, but it’s not always as inviting. What can you do to change that? Cozify it! Let’s take this French Bench X90, for example. Yes, it’s beautiful already, but imagine throwing some pillows on it. Or throwing a blanket on top that you can wrap yourself in during those cold nights. Doesn’t that already sound much comfier? We think it does, but we encourage you to try it and see for yourself.
3. Think About Lighting
The next step in transforming your backyard & patio should be the lighting. Well, some people argue this should be the first step, but it’s something you can’t go without either way, so it doesn’t matter when you do it.
Your yard doesn’t need to be illuminated during the day, but what about during cozy nights? There’s only so much a fire can do for you, so let’s talk about some back yard lighting ideas. Here are the directions you can go in:
- Path lighting
- Fairy lights
- Wall lighting
Additionally, you can think of landscape lighting and much more — the possibilities are endless. Taking this subject a step further isn’t hard either because you can opt for battery-powered or solar-powered lights. The decision will depend only on your budget and whether you want cords strung across your peaceful piece of Eden. But fret not! Even if battery-operated lights seem like a better option, you can always mask anything unsightly.
4. Involve Your Kids
Family matters most, right? So, involve your kids! Their involvement will depend on how old they are, but they should have a space for themselves nonetheless. What kind of space should this be? Think of a surface where kids can play games, run around, and even dig. It’s a space with no limits where they can be free and express themselves.
This is where you can express your creativity, too, because nobody knows your children better. Maybe you’ll decide to create a smaller patio they can lounge in or put some hammocks up. But you can also make a game area where everyone, including your kids, can play.
Your play area can contain all kinds of backyard games, including:
- Mini golf
- Lawn bowling
- Cube toss
- Giant Jenga
Or, you know, let your kids chalk your backyard pathway and add a personal touch to your stress-free getaway.
For your kids to play carelessly, and for your own piece of mind, make sure you have a 100% natural All Purpose Repellent. Let your kids run around the backyard and don’t worry about it.
5. Consider Addons
Finally, let’s discuss addons. By the time you reach this step, you should’ve already imagined or executed your perfect backyard oasis. So, all you need to do now is think about what’s missing and your budget. What will your addon be? Here are the options we always love seeing:
- Outdoor kitchen
- Water features: fountains, pools, hot tubs, etc.
- Small bonfires
- Vegetable gardens
- Wooden sign posts
As you can already tell, addons can be both big and small. But their size doesn’t influence how much they can contribute to your space. So, choose and position them wisely. If you ask us, we’re always in the mood for some outdoor dining. Food connects us all, and what better way to prepare it than outside? If you agree, it’s time to dust off the barbeque!
Hey, and don’t worry how you’ll power your Oasis, there’s a portable, lightweight generator that will take care of that for you, yours is just to enjoy.
Escape Reality in Your Backyard Oasis
Voilà! With a transformation like this, can you even call this space your backyard anymore? We bet it looks like the perfect vacation spot. Hopefully, these simple backyard landscaping ideas helped you visualize or execute your perfect outdoor getaway.
But if you’re still looking for or missing a few things, we encourage you to check out The Great Outdoors collection. Even if you don’t find anything that suits you, we hope this collection inspires you to not let your backyard space go to waste!