With all of us spending more time at home than ever before, our backyard has become a bit of a retreat! This summer, travel has been slow and less people are taking out of town vacations. In the spirit of creating a fun, relaxing “staycation,” here are a few ways to spruce up your outdoor area and design your own mini resort!
With just one simple hammock, you can transform your backyard into a space to relax and enjoy nature. Whether it’s hung beneath a patio or simply hung between the trees, a hammock gives you a designated space to kick back and get comfortable. The goal is to want you to spend time outdoors!
Make Space for a Picnic Table
Who doesn’t love a nice dinner under the summer stars? By investing in a picnic table, you’re giving your family a place to enjoy the occasional outdoor dinner for years to come. Complete it with a grill and a set of string lights to set the mood, and create a resort-like atmosphere! Cook up a nice dinner with your family, and experience your brand new backyard retreat!
Update Your Outdoor Furniture
Is your outdoor furniture old and uncomfortable? Don’t count on outdated furniture to entice you to spend time out on the back patio. By outfitting your patio space with comfortable, cushioned lounge furniture, you’ll be much more likely to spend an evening outdoors. Imagine yourself lying on your patio furniture reading a book, or hanging out with a few friends. You may even add an outdoor rug to anchor the space! Create the kind of space you’d want to enjoy.
Don’t underestimate the difference a beautiful landscape can make! If your yard is suffering, consider regrassing your lawn or simply focus on planting a flower bed. There are a wide variety of plants to choose from that require little to no maintenance, but still add beauty to your landscape!
These are just a few simple ideas to refresh your backyard, and create an outdoor area you and your family can enjoy!