- Step 1 - Introduce minor changes
- Step 2 - Protect from the elements
- Step 3 - Make it comfy and stylish
Do you want to spend more time in your yard but just don’t feel comfortable there?
Would you like to host outdoor dinner parties but don’t like how the space looks?
No need to worry, as we are here to show you how you can upgrade your backyard in just three simple steps – take a look:
1 – Introduce minor changes
First, we are going to deal with the aesthetic appeal of your backyard. Before you start with any improvements, it’s vital that you get rid of all the clutter.
If there are any dead leaves, collect them and dispose of them. If your garden tools are scattered all over the place, collect them and find a designated space just for them. Having gardening equipment just lying around can be very dangerous.
In case you have grass, make sure to mow it regularly. On the other hand, if your yard is currently bare, you can plant some grass or even opt for the artificial kind that very much resembles real grass.
Then, if you have the space, you can introduce a garden into your yard. You can separate an area and decide whether you will grow flowers, herbs or vegetables.
People with a green thumb probably know how to do this well, but in case you are not one of them, look into different kinds of plants to see what works well in your area and how to take care of them.
Also, if you have kids, taking care of a garden together will help you bond and teach them about responsibility and healthy eating.
A garden full of colorful flowers is sure to take the appeal of the backyard to a whole new level. Plants can also improve the privacy of the space. For example, you can plant hedges all around your property or just plant some vines in containers around your lounging area.
2 – Protect from the elements
In case you plan on spending your whole day outside on a regular basis, you have to get some protection from the elements. Luckily, there are many ways to do this.
If you live in a warmer climate where the sun-rays are relentless, you should look into structures that will allow you to be in your yard even when it’s extremely hot. Depending on the space you have, you can get a simple awning or opt for opening roof systems. They can reduce glare and heat and provide you with shade when you go outside to have breakfast, work or read a book.
Moreover, in case you have a tree in your yard that provides you with plenty of shade, make the most of it. Cute parasols and tiki umbrellas look great next to a pool, so consider that as well.
If you live in a rainy but warm area, you can look into options that allow you to be outside even if the weather is bad. A glass or polycarbonate roof can make your reading session extra enjoyable.
3 – Make it comfy and stylish
Depending on the main purpose you want your backyard to have, there are many different ways how you can equip it.
If you plan on hosting dinner parties for friends and family as well as having meals outside whenever you can, you should invest in a dining set. While you can go out and buy new furniture, you can also opt for the eclectic approach and make use of all the mismatched chairs you have around your house. You can put some soft throws on the chairs to keep cozy in case the party lasts deep into the night.
If you’re looking for a place to lounge around alone or with family members, you can add some wicker armchairs and a sofa. A few end tables are necessary for putting down your drinks and snacks. On the other hand, you can also get a daybed or a hammock if you plan on lying around all day long. Make sure you add blankets and pillows as comfort is your top priority.
To enhance the atmosphere, you can buy or build a fire pit (or a fountain, if you prefer water elements). Having a centrepiece like this is great for gathering the whole family and sharing stories about your day. It will make you feel more relaxed and also cozy during chilly evenings.
Last but not least, you cannot forget about the lights. They are crucial for avoiding accidents. You can get some string lights for the ambiance and some recessed light to see where you are going.
As you can see, you do not need a lot to upgrade the look of your backyard. Some of these things you probably already have and others are worth investing in.
Your taste is all that matters so make sure your yard makes you happy. Have fun redecorating!