With more time spent at home, designing a space that feels like a mini getaway is increasingly important. Whether you’re looking to move your dining experience outside or wanting to create a calming retreat, here are six ways to achieve your dream backyard:
Splurge on patio furniture
If your patio furniture is looking worn and tired, it might be time to consider investing in quality items that will last for seasons to come. Select pieces that are both functional and timeless. When styling the sitting area, try a large sectional. Not only will it create a more intimate atmosphere, but it will also provide ample space for lounging. Use throw blankets and decorative pillows for colour and texture.
Extend the season
Patio season can be enjoyed all year long if you play your cards right. For the ultimate makeover, add a firepit or outdoor heater, so you can keep spending time outdoors when the nights begin to cool. It’s even better if you can stay cozy while you stargaze.
Consider shade and privacy
A custom-made gazebo or pergola helps keep an outdoor space shady and cool and makes for a stunning feature. Whether you want to tackle a DIY project or are looking for help with installation, Home Hardware’s backyard project packages can provide you with blueprints, quality materials, expert advice and everything you need to get the job done.
Enhance your outdoor dining
Elevate your dining experience with a trendy new pellet grill that allows you to sear, bake, roast and smoke. This will give the chef in your house the perfect excuse to whip up some classic burgers or a wood-fired pizza. Wood pellets are available in a variety of flavours, like apple, hickory, maple, oak and more, so you can experience gourmet food from the comfort of your backyard.
Amp up the ambiance
Don’t forget to add some atmosphere with lighting and the right finishing touches. String lights are a must-have for making a space feel bright and warm as the sun goes down. Adding greenery and florals to your patio or deck space will also infuse charm and privacy. Consider going with tropical plants to bring a touch of the Caribbean to your home.
Let the games begin
Enhance that getaway feeling by adding entertainment to your backyard. Take games night outdoors with Bolaball — a family-friendly game that’s perfect for people of all ages. If you’re in the DIY mood, you can also make a bean bag or washer-toss game. These simple additions will keep the whole family having fun all season long.
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— News Canada