There’s something special about making memories with family and friends outdoors. With longer days and warmer weather, spring is the perfect time to do just that. What better place is there to unwind and have fun with your loved ones than in your own backyard? While transforming your backyard into a springtime oasis may sound challenging or pricey, it doesn’t have to be. Check out these simple ideas to quickly give your backyard a makeover just in time for spring.
Add a Fire Pit
Fire pits are a must-have home accessory for spring. They’re great for bringing people together to enjoy the outdoors and effortlessly add a cozy atmosphere to pleasant spring evenings. Best of all, they come in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and prices making them a practical option for just about anyone.
Set the Mood with Lights
Few things can transform a space as dramatically as the right lighting can, and outdoor lights are no different. Hanging string lights around your porch or patio can instantly create an inviting, intimate feel. Likewise, adding lights around your landscaping will give your yard an elevated, sophisticated appearance with little effort.
Upgrade Patio Furniture
Perhaps the most important element of your backyard is your outdoor furniture. After all, it’s likely where you and your guests will be spending most of your time. Because of this, it’s important to choose pieces that are as comfortable and functional as they are attractive. With so many options available on the market, you can easily achieve a set-up that’s as comfortable as your own living room with outdoor sofas that are cozy and affordable. Outdoor dining sets have also come a long way, and are a great option for entertaining. Choosing the right seating and dining options for your outdoor space is sure to give your backyard an instant facelift.
Have Some Fun with a Bar
Nothing goes better with a warm spring afternoon than a nice cold drink. If you think that you don’t have space in your backyard for a bar, think again. A simple bar cart or outdoor table with an umbrella could be the perfect place to enjoy a beverage right alongside a patio conversation set. If you’re feeling particularly creative, there are countless examples of DIY outdoor bars that can be crafted out of everything from wine barrels to concrete bricks. There are no rules when it comes to creating the perfect outdoor bar for your home, so don’t be afraid to find the right one for you. Your guests will be sure to thank you!
Create a Place to Play
You may already have an area in your yard for children to play, but what about adults? Setting up a designated space for grown-ups to have some fun is easier than it may sound. Lay out some corn-hole boards, a bocce ball lane, or oversized Jenga game to make your home everyone’s favorite weekend hangout no matter how old they are.
Add a Water Feature
Your backyard should be a place where you go to relax and unwind. Adding a water feature, such as a fountain, waterfall, or even a small pond is a great way to make your backyard feel more peaceful. Like fire pits, water features may sound fancier than they are. Fortunately, they can be found in many sizes and styles, with some being small enough to fit on a table.
Eat Under the Sky
For people who have a small porch, no porch, or a porch that is already filled with outdoor furniture, a picnic area in the yard is a fun option to enjoy your meals outdoors. Place the table under a tree adorned with string lights or next to a fence strung with lanterns for a dreamy atmosphere.
Bring the Indoors Out
One of the most popular current trends in backyard design is bringing elements that one would typically find indoors outside. For example, more people are draping curtains around their porches for a touch of privacy and to create a romantic ambiance. Likewise, home accessories, such as table lamps, throw pillows, and blankets can also add a cozy touch to your back porch. Just be sure to store them in a place where they won’t be exposed to the elements when not in use.
Cook in Style
If you love cooking and entertaining, but hate running between the kitchen and backyard when hosting guests, why not bring the kitchen outdoors? Pair your outdoor grill with new countertops and a fridge and you have the perfect place to prepare delicious meals and entertain without missing a beat. To really be the envy of the neighborhood, you could even add an outdoor pizza oven.
Create a Place to Lounge
Looking to revamp your pool area without spending much money? Lounge chairs covered with umbrellas are as practical and comfy as they are attractive and inviting. Even if you don’t have a pool, lounge chairs are the perfect place to curl up with a good book on a beautiful spring day.
Fill Your Space with Sound
Whether you’re planning a backyard barbeque for friends or are relaxing on your back porch after a long day of work, music is an essential element to set the mood and help you feel at home. To ensure that your favorite tunes are readily accessible and can clearly be heard outdoors, consider installing outdoor speakers on your patio that can remain there all year long.
Add Some Greenery
Plants can make any space feel fresh and homey. Once you’ve picked out the perfect furniture and accessories for your backyard, pull it all together by sprinkling potted plants and flowers around. Using a variety of sizes and colors will make your backyard more intriguing, so don’t be afraid to mix and match different types.
Sprucing up your backyard for spring should be fun, not stressful. The friendly design team at Sam Levitz Furniture is here to make transforming your outdoor space easy and convenient. Visit us at our showroom in Tucson or contact us today. We can’t wait to help you get the most out of your backyard by incorporating a few simple upgrades this spring!
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