Are you looking to make your backyard more inviting? Maybe you want to make it a popular hangout space for friends and family. Or, perhaps, you are looking to make it an intimate and inviting space where you can spend time with a loved one or relax by yourself. With just a few small changes and adjustments, you’ll be able to convert your backyard into a cozy and welcoming space. Below, we offer seven different ideas you can use to transform your backyard into the space you’ve been wanting it to be.
Planting some beautiful flowers in your backyard can help give it a cozy and welcoming feel. In addition to adding color to the space, flowers also can add a fragrant aroma. When you are looking for the perfect flowers to plant in the space, you can look for colors that you enjoy and will look good with the color scheme of your space.
Consider planting different types of flowers that will bloom at different times of the year so you’ll be able to add color to your space throughout the year. You can also try to find flowers that have different heights and sizes that will add a dimension to your space. For example, consider planting pansies, sunflowers, tulips, and marigolds.
Add a Few Rocking Chairs or Swings
Adding a rocking chair, swing, or swinging bench can really make your backyard feel nice and cozy. Curling up with a good book on a rocking chair, chatting with a friend on swings, or cuddling next to a loved one on a bench are all incredibly enjoyable experiences that will transform the way you feel when you are in your backyard.
When you are looking for swings or rocking chairs, look for warm wood colors that will add a visual appeal to the space as well. You should also find outdoor waterproof cushions that will make you extra comfortable as you cuddle up on your new furniture.
When you add these new pieces to your backyard, friends and family will love visiting your home and spending time in your new backyard.
Buy a Hot Tub
A hot tub will allow you to enjoy your backyard on days when it may be too cold to sit outside. With a hot tub, you can enjoy your backyard when the weather is cooler. Invite friends over for a glass of wine in your hot tub on a cool fall night. Your friends will definitely appreciate the relaxing break in your hot tub. Or, enjoy relaxing in your hot tub on your own. Bring a book out, set up a few candles, and just let yourself unwind after a rough day.
A hot tub will help your body feel calm and relaxed and get you mentally ready to take on everything on your list. After you add a hot tub to your backyard, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without one.
Set Up a Fire Pit
Setting up a fire pit is another way to make your backyard feel cozy and add appeal even when it isn’t warm outside. You and your friends or loved ones can snuggle up around the fire pit and get toasty together on a cooler night. Grab a few marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers and have friends or family over to roast marshmallows and make delicious s’mores! This article explains the perfect way to set up a fire pit in your backyard.
A fire pit can also add a romantic element to your backyard and provide you with a perfect date night with your significant other. Picture yourself curling up with your partner under the stars with the warm fire crackling in front of you!
Purchase an Outdoor Day Bed
Purchasing outdoor furniture day beds can dramatically transform your backyard. An outdoor day bed is visually appealing and adds some style to your backyard. But, possibly more important, an outdoor day bed is a super comfortably spot to sit or lay and enjoy your backyard.
There are many different ways you’ll be able to enjoy your new outdoor day bed. Spend an afternoon sun bathing on a warm summer day, curl up with a good book, sit and chat on the phone with a friend, unwind with a beverage after a long day, or curl up in the arms of the person you love. You’ll be so glad to have a comfortable space in your yard where you can truly enjoy yourself.
Adding lots of greenery to your backyard can help make it feel more welcoming. Consider planting a few trees or bushes around the outside of your space. Trees can also add some welcoming shade on a hot day.
Another way you can add greenery to your backyard is by planting vines that will crawl up your walls of fence. These vines can add a decorative element to your space and transform a boring wall or fence into a focal point in your space. If you are interested in finding out more about how to make vines grow up a wall, this article shows you how simple it can be.
Add Lighting to Set the Mood
The right lighting can really add a wow factor to your yard. Look for lighting options that match your style and the mood you’re trying to set in your space. You can also consider having different options for different entertaining purposes. For example, hang a few string lights around your patio furniture for more intimate lighting, but also add some hanging lights or lanterns for nights when you have a larger group over. You’ll appreciate the ability to set any mood using your lights and your guests will enjoy being able to enjoy a well-lit space.
There are so many simple ways you can transform your backyard to make it a cozy and welcoming environment. If you implement just a few of the changes suggested above, you’ll be amazed at the difference it will make in your space. Friends and family will love visiting you and your cozy backyard!