It can be rather challenging to transform a backyard space into something luxurious; the cost and the time required may be enough to send you to the local outdoor mall.
Transforming your outdoor space is a worthwhile investment, and the intangible value it will add to your life is simply priceless. Being outside encourages us to move away from the noise of our daily lives, and often brings loved ones together.
Choose A Spot
If your backyard already has a concrete slab or a deck, this is the space you'll want to designate as your seating area. If your backyard is all dirt (like ours currently), it's not such a bad thing. You have the option of designing your space the way you'd prefer. Whether beginning with landscaping or a seating area, be sure to consider sunset, sunrise, shade, and noise when choosing where to pour concrete, build a deck, or pour gravel.
Invest In Quality Furniture
Without quality and comfort you're likely to stay indoors. Outdoor modular sofa sets are one of the most luxurious options – this type of furniture can feel as comfortable as your living room sofa, and it's weatherproof.
Before going crazy with accessories and decor for your outdoor space, invest in the best quality furniture that fits your budget.
Shelters are helpful in almost all weather conditions and climates. Being sure that the umbrella or canopy is non-flammable is important, especially if you're going to cook outdoors or light a fire pit.
Rainy conditions, hot sun, and high winds would normally keep you indoors, but with canopies or umbrellas you can seek refuge, and enjoy your coffee and company outdoors.
Consider Lighting and Warmth
There are several various lighting options that can be added to your backyard space. Motion sensing lights (these can be awfully bright), solar lighting, candle lanterns, and string lights are all cost-effective options available at most hardware stores. Citronella candles can have the joint purpose of warding off mosquitoes and providing a warm, dim light.
Warmth is also a necessity, especially in the desert climates that cool during the evenings. Chimineas and fire pits are lovely and perfect for gathering together. Keeping a chest of warm wool blankets is also a simple way to warm up on a starry evening.
*This is a collaborative post.