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There’s no better place than your lovely backyard to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Regardless of whether you have a large backyard or just a small patio, with little effort and a few simple, yet efficient decoration ideas, you can transform it into your personal sanctuary where you can go to reconnect with nature. In addition, a well-designed backyard can significantly increase the value of your property, which might be a significant factor if you ever decide to sell your house. However, once you style your garden up, you won’t be willing to part your ways with it.
A Meandering Garden Path
If you have a large backyard, a great way to give it a polished and structured look is by adding a path that will lead towards the garden lounge area. Instead of struggling with paving, you should just place crushed square-shaped rocks and, since you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of colors and shapes, you can easily make them work with your overall home design.
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Not only is lighting one of the most powerful tools you can use to create an intimate and relaxing atmosphere, but it can also be a stylish statement. When it comes to lighting fixtures, candles are always a great choice for a romantic ambiance, and with flameless candles, you don’t have to worry about fire. Other options include lanterns, tiki torches or string lights that you can wrap around a tree or place behind light, gauzy drapes. Just remember to go with an environmentally friendly alternative, such as LEDs, to preserve our environment and minimize your electricity bills.
Bring the Inside Out
A popular trend among designers is decorating your outdoor area with indoor furniture for a trendy effect, which is a great opportunity to extend your interior decor style outside. You can add a cozy sofa and armchairs and even place an area rug.
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The only rule you should follow is consistency – you shouldn’t opt for a style that isn’t consistent with your predominant interior design.
Repurpose, Restyle and Do It Yourself
Instead of spending a fortune on new furniture and other details, you should turn the backyard restyling process into your own project.
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There are numerous budget-friendly ideas that don’t require much effort or investment. You can transform your old indoor furniture into new backyard pieces by repainting them and giving them a new look. Not only will you save money, but you will also save our planet by repurposing your old items.
Decorate with Plants
No backyard is complete without plants which can turn your outdoor space into a natural sanctuary. You can add climbing roses that will allure you with their scent in the spring, or plant a tree and watch it grow each year.
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To create a tropical atmosphere, you can add some exotic species, such as an anchor plant or a banana tree. The more plants you have, the more lush your landscape will be.
A Cozy Fire Pit
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There’s something soothing and appealing in gathering around a fire and making marshmallows, so why not do it in your own backyard? Just make some room for a fire pit, place several chairs with blankets around it and have fun with your family and friends on a chilly night.
Add Some Shade
Once the summer comes, you’ll want to spend as much time outside as possible, but no one enjoys sitting in the scorching sun. Instead, you can opt for a well-designed retractable roof pergola, an easy and popular solution that will help you create a shaded, yet airy and open space. Additionally, a waterproof roof pergola will enable you to enjoy your lovely backyard even during the rainy days.
The size of your backyard doesn’t really matter, as long as you know how to style it up and transform it into your natural sanctuary. With just a few simple steps, you can have the perfect backyard where you can go to unwind.