How to Make a Backyard Retreat

Your backyard should be an extension of your living space. You should design it for optimal relaxation and outdoor entertaining. A backyard can feel like your own personal retreat during the warmer months. This article will go over some ways you can make your backyard more relaxing. 

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Create a Soundtrack for Your Backyard Retreat  

Create a soundtrack for your backyard oasis by tuning into nature-based sounds like waves crashing, wind rustling through leaves, birds chirping, and wildlife calling out. You can play nature sounds throughout the year in the background of your yard with a wireless Bluetooth speaker.  

Install a Hot Tub

It is important to consider installing a hot tub in your backyard if you have the space. A hot tub will help you relax and forget about your worries. It also provides therapeutic health benefits that include muscle tension relief, a boost of vitamin D, improved circulation, and better sleep. 

Choose one with a sauna for an extra soothing effect. Or if you’re not able to install one yourself, check out having one installed.  Consider the services of a local company, like Wellis Hot Tubs of Colorado, then this will be a positive step in the decoration process.

Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Keep your grilling tools organized with an outdoor kitchen tool rack. This outdoor kitchen storage rack will keep grilling tools, extra propane tanks, cleaning tools, and more all in one place. If you have a small backyard, try a wall-hanging version. You may also want to consider adding some outdoor countertop space. This will be perfect for food prep during outdoor barbecues. If you have the extra money to spend, consider adding a sink for convenience as well. 

Create an Outdoor Living Room

A portion of your backyard can be dedicated to lounging around outside with friends and family. You don’t even have to build an outdoor living room. You can simply turn your backyard into an extra lounge space by adding chairs and furniture to it.  Some DIY suggestions for your lounging spot include a simple hammock, a flower bed with a small table, and some comfy cushions. These furniture pieces are easy to make if you have the required materials and tools at home. You may need to pour some concrete to create a designated area for lounging. However, you can also place outdoor furniture on your grass. 

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Create an Outdoor Library

Turn your yard into your own personal library by creating shelves as bookshelves. You can also create a reading nook with some comfy cushions for somewhere to curl up and read a book.

To make it easier for you, this DIY garden shelf will help you construct a bookshelf from recycled materials.

Improve Landscaping

You can have all the comfortable furniture you need, but to truly make your backyard feel relaxing, take care of your landscaping. Don’t forget to add a bird feeder to place in view of your seating. Bright flowers and bushes can give your backyard privacy while adding beauty while a backyard bridge can create a calming effect. Utilize nature when it comes to decorating your backyard. If you aren’t someone with a green thumb, then you will want to hire professional landscapers to choose the right plants for your yard. 

In summary, make sure that you enjoy your new backyard retreat and remember to treat yourself now and then. Remember to take the time to relax, unwind, and reflect on life. If you’re not creating a sound and relaxing retreat in your backyard, you’re missing out on how to treat yourself at home.

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