When it comes to the backyard in a home, many people may not put it to the best possible use. They may find themselves too busy or just disinterested in spending time out there because it is not particularly inviting or enjoyable. If you are among those people who are looking to make your backyard a more welcoming and inviting space that you want to spend time in, you may be looking for ideas as to where to start. Get to know a few ideas as to how you can redesign your backyard and make it into a great space for you and your family to spend time in.
Add Vintage Outdoor Lighting
One of the ways that you can transform your backyard space into an ideal place for outdoor barbecues, dinner parties, or just enjoying a lovely sunset on a fall day is to add some beautiful vintage outdoor lighting. This can make it feel as if you and your family have been transported into another era where things were simpler and you had more time to just enjoy life.
Vintage outdoor lighting can include string lights or lanterns that look like old-time light bulbs, complete with seeing the actual lit wires inside the bulbs. Or they can be standing gas or electric light posts made of wrought iron or other stylish metals.
Adding lighting can make an outdoor space feel more intimate, more accessible, and even romantic if that is what you are going for. Imagine looking up at the stars from your softly lit porch or patio with a cup of coffee or even a glass of wine. It's hard to imagine anything more inviting and enjoyable.
Add a Fountain or a Fire Pit (or Both)
Adding a focal point or an area to gather around in your backyard redesign can make all the aesthetic difference in the world. A working fountain or a fire pit to have bonfires and roast marshmallows over can serve this very purpose.
These elements will draw people in, including you and your family members and can be the source of entertainment and activities. The fountain may attract local birds to bathe in or drink from it. And a fire pit can provide endless entertainment and will be useful all year round.
Now that you have a few ideas of how to begin redesigning your backyard to make it more inviting and more welcoming, you can get started. You and your family will be enjoying your new backyard oasis in no time.Share
21 September 2015
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