How to Create a Relaxing Backyard
Summer is a great time to relax and unwind in your backyard. Here are some of our ideas on how to create a relaxing backyard.
If you are looking for more yard ideas, check these out: easy front yard landscaping ideas and beautiful garden edging ideas.
This week for Friday Favorites, we want to help you relax. And by relax, we mean jazz up your backyard with some fun DIY ideas and tips on how to create a relaxing backyard!
How to Create a Relaxing Backyard
Add a Pool or Spa
Create a space to Relax
A place to relax includes a nice spot to sit and a place to keep your drink ;).
Favorite Place to Lounge: We built this amazing couch and it is so comfy! Lay down in the sun or shade with a good book after you build this plywood sectional sofa.
Favorite Patio Table: We love the great look of this waterfall table and the versatility. Add an insert for drinks or a plant. Either way it is a great companion to a comfy seat.
Build a Pergola
A backyard usually needs shade and light, a pergola is a great start to creating a relaxing background.
Favorite Modern Pergola Design: This pergola features a simple modern design. Learn how to build your own and get relaxing.
Favorite Fancy Pergola: Little White House Blog outdid themselves with this relaxing pergola. It comes with a swing, fire pit and even a place for a movie screen. If this was in my backyard, I wouldn’t be leaving all summer.
Favorite Way to Build and Decorate a Pergola: The Heathered Nest built and decorated this cute pergola. See all the details that make this a super relaxing place to hang out in the backyard here.
Favorite Way to Add Shade: After you’ve built a pergola, add even more shade and light like these featured here by Anything Pretty for Remodelaholic.
One of the biggest factors affecting how relaxing a outdoor space (or really any space) is ambience. Lighting and other small things can add to or take away from how relaxing your yard becomes.
Favorite Simple Way to Add Ambience: String lights are one of the easiest ways to add ambience to your backyard. Simply put them up and instantly add a little bit of light to your summer nights. We are sharing our favorite ideas for backyard lighting here.
And find even more ways to increase patio ambience on Remodelaholic here.
Favorite DIY Torches: Tiki torches really can add a fun flair to relaxing on your patio. Create your own and customize them to match your patio style with the tutorial from H2O Bungalow.
Favorite Way to Add Privacy (and lighting): Kippi At Home created a privacy barrier with this gorgeous garden trellis complete with lighting! Adding privacy is definitely a way to maximize your relaxing in the backyard.
Favorite Bird Feeder: Check out this cool hummingbird feeder! Fun design for my favorite backyard critters. You can find this with our affiliate link here: https://rstyle.me/n/
Add a Water Feature
The sound of running water can be quite relaxing. Just think of walking out your back door and hearing that soothing sound while sipping a drink on your patio. Ahh, sign me up.
Favorite Budget Waterfall: This waterfall and pond by The Summery Umbrella for Remodelaholic turned out amazing and was completed on a budget! See you can have a gorgeous water feature too!
Now for our last laugh! Do you like to stay in or go out? I’m a mix of both, but I can totally relate to this sometimes!
Hope your mind is thinking up great ideas now to create a more relaxing backyard!
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Thanks for sharing all these lovely things! I really like the hummingbird feeder
and the link does not work. I’d like to get it and have you receive some sort of credit for my purchase. Can you provide another link?
Here is the link to the Thanks for asking!
Couldn’t find the bird feeder 🙁
Any ideas on what to do with this? I want to add some privacy, a veggie/fruit garden, a BBQ area, & maybe a place to put an inflatable pool. My hubby has OCD, so I’m making a plan & trying to figure it out before I start. I have a pretty tight budget.
Love these ideas! I want to get a pond and waterfall installed in my backyard this summer- they add such a whimsical touch to this space. I agree with your point about adding privacy to your backyard! About a year ago, I got composite fence panels installed by a local contractor. This has made my backyard so much more relaxing because it keeps noisy neighbors and animals away!