How To Make Your Backyard a Cozy Oasis
A backyard is an ideal place to retreat and get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
If your yard is just a sea of green grass and a few trees then you are missing out on an opportunity to make your yard cozy and inviting.
With a few tweaks and some imagination, you can transform your yard into an area that can be used in a variety of ways.
If you do it right it can be used all year long in the warm summer or snowy winter.
If you have been keeping up with home design trends then you’ll know that your yard is ripe to be reworked into a picture-perfect refuge.
Check out some of the cool ideas you can use to update your outdoor space. That way, you can make your backyard a cozy oasis.
Add Water Features
Adding water to your yard will add to the sense of calm that you are seeking for your outdoor space. Use outdoor water fountains to do this easily and enjoy the tranquillity they bring.
First, the sound of water is very inviting and practically begs you to come spend time outside.
The sound is meditative and calming which adds to the idea of your yard being a sort of oasis to get away from it all.
It also adds a cooling property when it gets hot. Fountains have been used to pull heat out of the air since ancient Roman times. The Moors did this in Spain as well.
Sitting by a fountain or running water will give you cooler air by a few degrees.
Wildlife will also be attracted to the area when you add a fountain. If you love seeing birds in your yard then you will be delighted by the variety that comes knowing they can enjoy a cool drink.
Add a Pergola
If your yard is lacking in trees then shade will be hard to come by if you don’t add a pergola.
They are easy to set up and offer a way to enjoy some cozy furniture to lounge on while enjoying the shade during the hot summer months.
Use some comfortable outside sofas with a coffee table. In no time, you have the ideal location to sit back with sangria and enjoy the evenings after a hard day of work.
The right lights will add to whatever mood you are looking to create and set up an inviting atmosphere.
Tiki torches work wonders in creating a perimeter that will keep mosquitoes away while also adding a primal vibe.
Stringing outdoor Christmas lights around also put out a very cozy and gentle light to give just enough of a glow at night to enjoy the outside.
Use some unusual lighting like lightboxes and globes that you can randomly put out on the lawn for a modern twist.
Lastly, if you really want to be able to use your outdoor space to unwind there is nothing better than a hot tub.
Make a shed for it and use it year-round. You can even enjoy when there is snow on the ground.
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There you have it! These are simple ways to make your backyard a cozy oasis. Believe me, it’s worth it.
This year, we are putting in a fountain and we can’t wait to see the birds that stop by!
Do you have any additional ways to make your backyard an oasis?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.