5 Wonderful Backyard Retreats

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A cozy and comfortable outdoor retreat
A cozy and comfortable outdoor retreat (HGTV)

There are times in everyone’s life when they just want to escape and go somewhere private and quiet, away from the everyday hustle and bustle.  Why not make that escape just a few steps away in your own backyard?  Here are some inspiring backyard retreats that will have you looking at your outdoor space in a whole new light.

Comfortable seating and a place for refreshments makes a backyard retreat welcoming
Comfortable seating and a place for refreshments makes a backyard retreat welcoming (Pinterest)
Set aside some space in your backyard for a calming and private retreat
Set aside some space in your backyard for a calming and private retreat (Pinterest)
Create a pretty retreat in your backyard and share a quiet moment with a guest
Create a pretty retreat in your backyard and share a quiet moment with a guest (Pinterest)

1.  The Backyard Shed

One way to make your retreat a year-round venture is to have a small shed in your backyard, sheltering you from the elements and giving you plenty of privacy.  The structure can double as a garden shed or a studio.

A cozy little retreat in the backyard
A cozy little retreat in the backyard (Pinterest)
A cozy retreat for year-round privacy
A cozy retreat for year-round privacy (homedecoria)
A charming garden shed can give you the private retreat you crave
A charming garden shed can give you the private retreat you crave (photos-hgtv)
A unique structure to employ as a backyard retreat
A unique structure to employ as a backyard retreat (trendir)

2.  Pull up a Chair

Pull up a chair and make any space in your backyard your private little retreat.  In the middle of the garden, in a cozy nook or on the patio, make yourself at home outdoors in a comfortable chair.

A wicker bench makes a perfect garden getaway
A wicker settee makes a perfect garden getaway (thegardeningcook)
A well-placed chair in the garden can provide a peaceful retreat
A well-placed chair in the garden can provide a peaceful retreat (Pinterest)
A cozy reading spot or retreat in the backyard
A cozy reading spot or retreat in the backyard (Pinterest)
Comfy lounge chairs in a secluded backyard area are the perfect escape
Comfy lounge chairs in a secluded backyard area are the perfect escape (Houzz.com.au)
A few comfortable chairs on the patio make a homey place to relax
A few comfortable chairs on the patio make a homey place to relax (decoist)
This is a beautiful backyard seating area that can be a private retreat for one or more
This is a beautiful backyard seating area that can be a private retreat for one or more (freshome)

3.  A Cozy Enclosure

A cozy backyard enclosure is the perfect spot to read a book, take a nap or just enjoy a beverage.  Surround yourself with a pergola or carve out a special place in your garden for a spot to relax.

A semi-enclosed spot for relaxing
A semi-enclosed spot for relaxing (Pinterest)
A small enclave perfect for relaxing
A small enclave perfect for relaxing (styleathome)
A decorative lattice enclosure makes for a charming backyard escape
A decorative lattice enclosure makes for a charming backyard escape (bedroom-furniture-resource)
A pergola offers a charming garden accent and a place to retreat
A pergola offers a charming garden accent and a place to retreat (homedit)
Create an outdoor room for relaxing
Create an outdoor room for relaxing (Pinterest)

4.  Hammocks

Hammocks are the epitome of backyard relaxation.  Lazy summer days or nights can be spent whiling away the hours in these backyard staples.  No summer is complete without a nap in a hammock.

A cozy retreat with hammock
A cozy retreat with hammock (Pinterest)
The ultimate backyard tool, the hammock
The ultimate backyard tool, the hammock (Pinterest)
Enjoy a few hours of relaxation in a backyard hammock
Enjoy a few hours of relaxation in a backyard hammock (homedit)

5.  A Tent

A tent will have you reminiscing about your childhood as you cozy up in your own private little oasis.  Make your own tent with a blanket or sheet and fill it with pillows and all the comforts of home.

Bring back childhood memories in a home-made tent
Bring back childhood memories in a home-made tent (lifeasmama)
A beautiful way to spend a few hours to escape
A beautiful way to spend a few hours to escape (duitang)

Let these outdoor retreats inspire you to find your own backyard escape.  It can be as simple as a comfortable chair or hammock, or you can choose a multi-purpose seating area or shed.  Have fun creating your own backyard oasis.

 

1 COMMENT

  1. I love these! I definitely wouldn’t mind having a hammock or a fire pit in my backyard – sounds like a great way to relax on the weekends. Definitely want to update my backyard, now!

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