The world is a stage and your backyard could be the setting of an amazing story with the right landscaping and furnishing upgrades. There are so many potential ways to enjoy your backyard. Envision its potential and take it from drab to fab.
Imagine hosting a great 4th of July party for your friends and family, or a stylish cocktail party on your birthday. Why should you go to a restaurant, or drive miles away from home when it is possible to be the host in your own backyard and be talk of the neighborhood for weeks? You can set the trends with your amazing outdoor parties or enjoy privacy with your family by watching a movie on your outdoor TV.
How can these be possible in an average-sized yard?
Here are a few cool ideas for transforming your outdoor space into an amazing place to be.
Go Overboard with Comfortable Patio Furniture
Loveseats, sofas, Adirondack chairs – whatever feels most comfortable for you and your family should be a part of your outdoor patio furniture. This is not a place to be uncomfortable. It is a place for lounging, having lunch, sitting and talking for hours and meditating on life.
There are many wonderful and comfortable outdoor furniture options – from solid wood to rattan or wicker. The color palette of this type of furniture includes: natural, earthy or pastel colors at one end of the spectrum, and bright vivid shades at the other.
Bring Your Kitchen Outdoors
Grilling outdoors is a great way to enjoy your backyard while preparing a meal. Cook delicious, healthy meals for your family in a full-scale, Mediterranean-style outdoor kitchen and serve lunch or dinner right outside on the patio.
Make a Smooth Transition from Indoor to Outdoor
French doors are very popular because they let a lot of natural light in the room. They also provide a seamless, almost invisible transition from inside to outside. Transition to your patio or deck with similar flooring and carpeting choices. A mini-bar and a dining table can help help expand your space for parties. Your guests will appreciate the extra space and can socialize outside when it gets too noisy.
Add Some Fun Outdoor Activities
A trampoline, hot tub or swimming pool can enhance your lifestyle and help you and your family stay fit and bond together. These outdoor activities are also great highlights for a children’s party or even for a get-together with your best friends. You can also set up a volley ball net or basketball hoop to keep your family active and healthy.
Provide Warmth with a Fire Pit or Outdoor Fireplace
What do you do on chilly nights? Don’t move your party inside – that would spoil the mood. Instead, light up an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit and allow everyone to draw nearer to its warmth. You can toast marshmallows, tell stories and pretend that you are camping somewhere in the Wild West. Use your imagination to explore the amazing ways in which you can spend an evening in your backyard around the fire.
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