6 Top Picks for a Relaxing Backyard

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Backyard living area
Backyard living area (thewonderforest)

A relaxing backyard is something many envision for their home.  Enjoying the outdoors in the privacy and convenience of your own backyard is relaxing and, for many, a way of life.  There are ways to improve your outdoor space, making it a place that is welcoming and integral to your daily life.  Here are six top picks for a relaxing backyard to get you on your way.

Cozy backyard seating area
Cozy backyard seating area (unilock)
  1.  Comfortable Seating Area – A comfortable seating area is a must for relaxing in the backyard by yourself or with friends and family.  If you entertain often, a cozy seating area can be a welcome spot for guests.
Relaxing backyard seating area
Relaxing backyard seating area (luxurypools)
Comfortable and relaxing outdoor seating area
Comfortable and relaxing outdoor seating area (designcity)

2.  Lighting – Good lighting outdoors can enhance the ambiance and provide necessary illumination.  Hardwire lighting on the deck or patio area and augment that with string lights and candlelight.

String lights enhance this outdoor space
String lights enhance this outdoor space (Houzz)
Lighting enhances this outdoor space
Lighting enhances this outdoor space (coloradolandscapedesign)

3.  Dining Area – Al Fresco dining is a pleasure when you have a space dedicated to it.  A nice outdoor dining set with comfortable seating for gatherings of family and friends is a welcome treat.  Build a pergola to surround your dining area or simply set out a casual table and chairs for impromptu meals or cocktails.

Beautiful outdoor dining
Beautiful outdoor dining (HGTV)
Relaxing and casual backyard dining
Relaxing and casual backyard dining (state-homes)

4.  Fire Pit – These days, fire pits are growing in popularity.  You can easily build your own or purchase a portable fire pit.  Either way, fire pits are a great feature for the backyard when relaxing.

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A fire pit is a backyard essential for relaxing nights
A fire pit is a backyard essential for relaxing nights (beeyoutifullife)
Portable fire pit for the backyard
Portable fire pit for the backyard (homedecoratorshop)

5.  Water Feature – There is nothing quite as soothing and relaxing as the sound of water flowing.  A water feature can be included in your backyard landscaping to create a tranquil oasis, or you can purchase a portable fountain to place on the deck or patio.

A water feature enhances the backyard space
A water feature enhances the backyard space (modernhomevictoria)
A small fountain enhances backyard relaxation
A small fountain enhances backyard relaxation (pondtrademag)

6.  Hammock – A hammock is the ultimate backyard tool for relaxation.  Gently sway under the trees with a hanging hammock or purchase a portable one for the deck or patio.  Taking naps outdoors was never so enjoyable.

A hammock for relaxing in the backyard
A hammock for relaxing in the backyard (febox.net)
Portable hammock for backyard relaxation
Portable hammock for backyard relaxation (lamidge.net)

The backyard is an oasis for many and can be enhanced further with the addition of comfortable seating, a dining area, lighting, a fire pit, a soothing water feature and a hammock.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Where can you purchase the small double bowl shaped cement pond pictured above? Want to get this for my garden next summer.

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