Most of us work hard on a daily basis just to achieve a few necessary luxuries in life so that we can have some sense of peace. And most of us dream of having our own home. The day you do, there’s really nothing quite like being able to walk into your house, and into the backyard and heave a sigh of relief because that’s when you realize you haven’t done so bad for you! But what can be a little deflating is that after all of that hard work, there really isn’t much going on in the backyard. Which would be a shame, especially if you have children that need to be active, have friends that you’d like to have over, or even have a personal need to just sit back and relax and have time for yourself that is well deserved. This is why it’s important not to downplay the actual importance of how inviting your backyard is, because this is actually the place where all the action and fun is supposed to take place! This is why we’ve collected the best 5 ways to really make it inviting for both you and your loved ones.
Get yourself a hot tub
Regardless of whether you have a pool or not, treating yourself and your friends in a hot tub is a reward you truly deserve. And the good news is, if you don’t have the big bucks, there are ways around it. You can go old school if you have a bit of cash and have it built in, made from wood and all the wonderful massaging perks that come with it. If not, you have the option to go ahead and buy and inflatable one. There are really classy looking options, and the Intex guide on Linton’s In The Garden is a great reference if you’d like to get specs and details on what different models have to offer. Hot tubs serve the double purpose of relaxation and fun, especially for the adults!
Outdoor movie screen
This is a great idea for any kind of weather and caters to both adults and kids. You can either splurge a little and treat yourself and the family to a giant inflatable movie screen, which is really pretty cool! Or you can get a projector and set up the screen yourself with a bit of help. Use a white sheet or invest in a white screen that is easily put away so that it doesn’t get damaged. This is great for hanging out with the family and bonding over watching a movie, or you could invite your friends over for some computer games or to actually watch sports games. It could even serve as a romantic setting for a movie night with your loved one.
Outdoor cooking ideas
A backyard is never complete if there isn’t something to encourage eating outdoors! You must invest barbecue equipment; there are so many options with a wide range of prices that you really have no excuse. Another great idea is having a pizza oven built into your backyard. Picnics on the ground is a great original idea for when you have guests over or to keep the kids preoccupied, and there are also tables specifically made to the backyard that have built in coolers and fire pits so you can roast marshmallows while having a cool drink.
There is a world of outdoor furniture available that really gives a million ideas on how you can set up your backyard to make it look more inviting. Doing it in a way that is not excessive and doesn’t overcrowd the space you have is extremely important so that you’re able to add more if you like. A couple of comfortable chairs as well as 1 or 2 sofas are important to have, along with at least one table that can cater to any kind of relaxation or event. There are plenty of foldable items available now that look chic and classy but is still conducive to outdoor weather so that they don’t spoil easily.
The sound of water
Making your space in the backyard a place of comfort and peace will be really easy to do if you have something like a small waterfall or fountain installed. This will not only give it a whole new dimension in terms of how amazing it will look, but it will also calm you down. The sound of water flowing is something that we often overlook and forget about how soothing it can be. A fountain will be nice if you have kids because they can also have a bird bath installed on it or feed them.
The backyard is much like a plain canvas because the options you have to make it more inviting and attractive are endless. There are so many ways that you can play around with the furniture and so many things you can add to cater to both you and the children’s needs if you have any. Making it a place where you can relax, have a drink, socialize, play and watch movies is something that will transform a boring garden into an attractive playground for both adults and kids alike.