If you having been looking for ways to get outdoors and absorb more of the beauty of nature, perhaps you have overlooked the benefits of a backyard space. Many look at their backyard and fail to see the potential it holds for a beautiful and well-designed outdoor space. With these tips and tricks, you can turn your back patio into a retreat that you never want to leave.
Stick With the Classics
When talking about your backyard potential, don’t set out to be elaborate. Consider the classic elements of use for patio or deck. Hosting a barbeque, sitting around a fire, having a relaxing drink while watching the sunset, or even taking in some sun and a good book are all classic reasons for going outdoors. Create your space based on what you want from the experience. If you are looking for a comfortable experience, start with the furniture and a sleek set of pillows.
Furniture and Design
What better way than to improve your outdoor space than by working with environmentally-friendly materials and fabrics. With the many options for green and natural products to be incorporated into your space, you are highlighting the importance of the new eco-friendly industry while improving your own backyard experience. Working with materials that are naturally found in nature reduces your overall carbon footprint, but it also reduces toxic and synthetic exposures that can ruin your personal space and the earth. They are more sustainable and are often cheaper, considering their prevalence in nature.
By using bamboo, natural woods, solar options, recycled materials and the natural greenery found around your space, your design with be alive with the environment and truly allow you to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Have a Ceiling
Even if you are wanting a complete, immersive experience in your backyard, too much of a good thing can ruin your day. Without some protection from weather elements such as sun or rain, you may not be able to enjoy your space to it’s fullest. In addition to your own discomfort and the health concerns of over-exposure to ultra violet rays, you will want to look out for the construction and condition of your outdoor furniture. You don’t have to have a solid roof over the space but pergola is a great way to change the look of your space while still offering much needed shade during hot summers. This will give you more flexibility to include chaise lounges or outdoor beds which can be great when accompanied by Cariloha pillows. You may want to hang a triangular sail or canopy to also provide some relief from the heat, without completely obstructing your view as well.
Bring the Heat
Sometimes, the coziest and relaxing experience is sitting by an outdoor fire sipping on coffee or hot tea rather than sitting in your living room. Including space for a fire pit is one way to extend the use of your backyard space. You will be able to curb the chill of fall or early spring by having a heat source that is pleasing to look at and easy to maintain. Working to establish your backyard space as a functional retreat takes a little bit of hard work and some creative planning. In the end, the result will be an area that invites all who enter to sit, relax, and let their stress evaporate into the atmosphere.