Building the perfect summer backyard

summer backyard

Summer heat is on the horizon, burnt skin and humid days. Summer can sometimes get the better of you, and you feel run down, hot and tired. A summer holiday sounds good! If you are low on funds or can’t take time off work, don’t worry you can still have a summer holiday every year, in your own backyard.

Whether you have a small backyard or a huge one any backyard can be turned into your own holiday oasis. There are plenty of design elements that can be done to create your own holiday space at home. With a little bit of hard work and patience, you can have the summer backyard you dreamed of right before the heat hits. When designing your backyard, you need to create a space that stops prying neighbours from looking in and offers comfort to relax.
This space is where you can unwind and escape.

Soothing music

One of the best ways to create relaxation in any space is soothing music. For a backyard, we suggest using soothing sounds like a rainforest or waves hitting the rocks at sea.
Buying a set of outdoor speakers can bring your music from inside to the oasis outside. Look into waterproof ones so they can stay outside, and you aren’t required to bring it inside each time. There are speakers designed for outdoor use that look like rocks or plants to disguise them within your holiday scene.
If music is not your thing, the next best thing is a water feature. Water features are very soothing and peaceful to sweep your cares away.

Luminous lights

Adding lights into the backyard can create a welcoming atmosphere. If you have a pool or pond, floating globes work well and create before glows within the water. Solar lighting works well outside without the expense of power or running cords everywhere over your backyard.
You want to steer away from spotlights they are bright and cause eye strain. These are also expensive to run and can get hot to touch.  Most hardware stores carry outdoor paints they give off a glow when exposed to sunlight during the day much like how solar works.
Adding warm lights to a relaxing area will help to set a romantic mood in your own backyard.

Seating

This one is quite obvious. Comfortable seating is essential in order to relax. Seating can be in any form from hammocks, recliners, porch swings or even a pile of floor cushions scattered around. If you have an undercover area, there are many different seatings like egg chairs and macramé swings that hang from the roof that offer a relaxing spot to chill and get some shut-eye.

Sounds of water

For this one, you don’t need a huge flowing fountain the size of a pool even a small fountain near your seating area can help you to relax. You can get small tabletop fountains that are very affordable and work well. The sound of water is the perfect thing for a backyard retreat. Installing a pond can be fun and soothing to watch the fish swim around. Pond kits are easy to install, and most pumps run on solar, so again there aren’t power cords running everywhere.

Don’t pay for the flight fares and deal with annoying people or babies crying on the long plane ride instead just walk out your back door and enjoy your own little oasis holiday whenever you want. What could be better than that?

 

McKinnley James

Author: McKinnley James

Renovations expert for over 15 years and avid blogger.

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