Do you feel like you need to get away from it all? Are your weekends too busy for you to relax and enjoy yourself? Do you need to reduce stress as a family in these challenging times? If so, it’s time to transform your backyard into a beautiful outdoor retreat.
With just a few simple changes, you can create a space where you can pamper yourself and relax in peace. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to turn your backyard into the perfect oasis!
Can I create an outdoor retreat in my backyard on a budget?
There are great options to improve your backyard even on a tight budget. For starters, if your garden is messy and not well kept you could start by cleaning it up. If you have fencing, but it’s not very attractive, try painting or using a cost effective cladding to suit your taste.
If you want to create an outdoor retreat on a budget, adding some comfortable seating can also make a huge difference. Outdoor bean bags are perfect for any backyard and can instantly make your backyard feel more inviting and relaxing. You can choose outdoor bean bags to match your backyard and personal taste. Due to our love for Indonesia, Bali-style bean bags have become fashionable throughout Australia.
Outdoor furniture comes in a range of fabrics, patterns, colours and textures that are suitable for the backyard environment and some brands even have waterproof options available!
How can I take my backyard oasis to the next level?
If you want to upgrade your backyard, consider the space you have to work with and how you can make the most of its potential. If you have a backyard that is large enough, then consider having a patio or deck built. This will allow for more comfortable seating and entertaining guests outside during the day. It also gives your backyard an entirely new look!
Adding some backyard landscaping can also make your outdoor space more inviting and comfortable. You could add a small garden, some trees for shade, or even a pond! If you have children, adding a play area is a great way to get them outdoors and active.
Adding some plants, flowers, or trees to your backyard make it more inviting and relaxing. Choose plants that are low maintenance and will thrive in the conditions of your backyard.
Is there a way to make it more relaxing and peaceful?
If you have a small backyard that lacks privacy it can be difficult to find the space relaxing. One way to create some privacy is to install a higher fence. A timber or natural looking fence can be a great way to define the space and make it feel more like an outdoor retreat.
If you’re not interested in installing a fence, you could try using plants or trees as natural barriers. Taller plants will help to obscure the view from your backyard neighbours and can also help reduce any noise, making your backyard more relaxing.
For those that live in urban areas or near busy roads or train-lines, you could also try adding some water features, like a small backyard pond or fountain. The sound of the water can help to drown out any other noises that are making it difficult for you to relax in your backyard.
How can I get more use out of my backyard in the evenings?
Many of us don’t use our outdoor space because we are stuck at work or busy doing other things during the daylight hours. When we have some time for ourselves it’s already dark. To combat this issue, you could install some outdoor lighting to illuminate your backyard at night so it’s not dark when you’re outside after a long day at work.
For those in cool climates, you may also like to install some outdoor heating options such as a fire pit or patio heater to keep you warm while you relax outside. Installing an outdoor kitchen area or a great quality barbecue can make your backyard more inviting in the evenings and weekends. You can cook your favourite meals outside and enjoy them with friends or family in a comfortable setting.
With many of us still not travelling as much as we once did, we need to find new ways to unwind and take a break. If you feel like you need a vacation but are unable to, you can transform your backyard into a beautiful outdoor retreat and pamper yourself right at home. It’s time to put yourself first!
We hope these few simple ideas in combination with some creativity help you come up with a fantastic plan. Your backyard can become the perfect place to relax and de-stress. So, grab a drink and a comfortable chair, it’s time to get started on your plans!