Nothing can be more relaxing than a large backyard preferably with deck, garden, barbecue, waterfall or pool along with other paraphernalia depending on availability of space. An unused backyard can quickly turn into a dumping ground if it is not used effectively and planting a garden or paving the region to make a sit-out with garden furniture are few of the easiest ways to utilize it. While people with free time at their disposal can design their own gardens, gazebos or decks to decorate the backyard it does not hurt to hire professionals like Landscape Artists to get the best out of empty space in your backyard.
Here are 9 inspirational ideas to make your backyard and garden a place of relaxation for family and friends. While few of these can be done on your own some will require assistance of professionals to perfect the idea. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and turn your backyard into the proverbial “Neighbors envy, owners’ pride”.
Living room in the garden If you are living in a location where weather is pleasant throughout the year then why not move the living room with all essential furniture into the courtyard? When furniture is surrounded by lovely greenery like this you would be saved from the expense of setting up shelves or display racks and filling them up with appropriate decorations. Trendy wicker furniture set up on a wooden deck surrounded on all sides by rooms of the house provides the perfect setup for a snug and charming living room.
The easiest way to give a stylish edge to your backyard would be to create a gazebo like this which can be used in any kind of weather for entertaining friends or family. Carefully selected vines and flower pot hangers can brighten up boundary wall along the gazebo and create the perfect environment for evening parties. Gazebo roof could be created with the help of professional roofers with timber or any other material of your choice.
Do not let a small yard limit your creativity. This is one backyard improvement exercise you can do by yourself by creating a deck with wood harvested from old palettes and small garden along the fence and before the deck. Colorful LED or neon lights can create trendy club style ambience in this yard.
Show your green thumb by decorating the yard with perennial creepers and other house plants. Take the help of a professional gardener to give you advice on varieties that are suitable for soil of your garden. By selecting the right variety of perennials and flowering plants the garden and surroundings will remain evergreen throughout the year. Having a shallow swimming pool in the backyard adds to the excitement when you have stone wall around it along with a wide deck and loungers.
Stylish pergolas in the garden leading up to arbors covered with flowers have always inspired poems by romantic poets so why not create a similar aura of magic in your backyard? The one you see here can be designed out of fiber or glass and supported by strong iron poles to add finesse in the courtyard. Decorate the region under the pergola with stylish garden furniture and decorative floor or table lamps to brighten up the place.
People that live in locations which offer a sweeping view of surrounding countryside and scenery can avoid creating a boundary wall around their backyard as that will spoil the view. Pave a section of the garden with stones or bricks to create an area suited for sitting. In this classic style garden both the benches and fireplace have been created out of stone to make them weather proof.
When you have a backyard as extensive as this, the possibilities are endless. Even with a spacious swimming pool there is sufficient space for a long deck for a lineup of multiple lounge chairs. To make this a party area there is also a modern barbecue and bar and seating area for a large group of people with dining table and chairs.
Turn the courtyard into a extension of the house in a smart manner by bringing the swimming pool close to the rear door along with a seating area and garden. Pebbled walkway to the pool and native palm trees create a soothing ambience in this tropical style backyard.
The lovely timber deck and sparkling blue sit-out beside an enormous pool are sufficient temptations to stay in the backyard though the well-kept garden and pool loungers add to the enticement.
If you feel these ideas may not fit into your tiny backyard here are few more backyard decoration tips specifically for small backyards.