Designing and redecorating your home can be a stressful affair. Whether it’s plotting out a garden, finding room for a pool, or simply updating your backyard space to better reflect your lifestyle, there are always many decisions that need to be made. With so many different options to choose from, it’s best to consider a theme to create that perfect harmony and atmosphere especially for you.
Popular Themes and Styles
A classic garden atmosphere that’s been recreated in many different ways is the beach backyard. With the addition of a lagoon pool, soft white string-up lights, and a hammock, you’re on your way to a relaxing afternoon on the shore. Grab a few large lawn chairs and some bamboo or coconut furniture and kick back with a refreshing drink.
A popular scenic setting is the wonders of Asia—lay down some beautiful oriental rugs and comfy pillows, find a couple of large, colorful tapestries, and be sure to include a few garden buddha statues to help complete the vibe. Softly lit candles and lotus flowers make an excellent addition—but keeping in line with the culture, be sure to remove your shoes when stepping into your new sanctuary!
Many people are drawn to the quiet and solace of a mountain range. Solid and uncompromising, they can add a sense of peace and serenity in an otherwise hectic life. So why not bring the mountains home? Large stone slabs on the floor can add a rustic charm and a fire pit creates the warm illusion of those cozy campfire nights.
Always Consider Additions
Perhaps you have a great backyard already, and you’re just unsure of what to do and where to go. If you have plenty of space, you can include things into your backyard that can fit any sort of theme you choose. There are many ways to “spruce up” your outdoor living space, such as:
- Adding a fire pit
- Building a treehouse
- Creating an outdoor bar
- Buying a hot tub
- Adding a deck or a patio
In choosing one or more of these additions and considering what kind of vibe or theme you want to be reflected in your backyard, you’ll be able to create your dream outdoor living space in no time. It is often said that home is where the heart is, and when you put your heart into your living space, you’ll watch your home come to life.