Our Backyard Has Become Our Favorite Spot with These 12 Simple Ideas

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If you’re reading this article, it’s because you either have a backyard that needs an upgrade or you’re about to buy a new house with one. So many people don’t know how to value this area properly and use it for storage, but it’s such a pity! Here are 12 easy tricks to turn this area into your favorite space. 

Colorful Umbrellas

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Colorful umbrellas are beautiful and stylish additions to any backyard, adding so much personality and flair. Whether you prefer bold tones to make a statement or subtle tones to complement your existing decor, there’s a colorful umbrella to suit every taste. With colorful umbrellas, you can effortlessly transform your backyard into a cheerful retreat where relaxation meets vibrant charm.


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Just picture this: It’s a fresh evening in late summer. You’re enjoying your backyard with your kids, laughing and playing a board game. It’s mid-spring, and you’re having a glass of wine with your husband. Now, think of the sounds of the fire crackling in the distance. It adds that luxury touch, right? 


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Roses, lavender, tulips… There are so many beautiful flowers to decorate your outdoor space. Choose them carefully, and you will have a plant blooming in your garden every month of the year. Make sure to add evergreens such as bamboo, Griselinia, and heather. 

Culinary Hook

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One reason you never spend time in your backyard may be that there is nothing to do there. Building a basic culinary hook and adding a little dining area with a few chairs and a table may fix this. You can use this space to prepare easy dishes in the summer, such as bruschette and salads, or to serve snacks with drinks when your friends visit. 


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If your space allows, invest in a good gazebo. This will add a luxurious touch to your backyard and provide much-needed shade whenever you decide to enjoy your outdoor space in the summer. An extra reason to build a gazebo? It will be ideal for your family photos. 

Play Ground

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Remember that your backyard should also be a place for your children to enjoy. Luckily, there are many ways you can upgrade this area to make it kid-friendly. For instance, you can build a trampoline or install a slide. If you want to keep it easy, purchase outdoor games, such as a bowling set or paint a hopscotch.

Tree House

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Another great idea to make your kids happy is to build a tree house. This will not only be the ideal place for them to hide and enjoy the outdoors, but it may also be a lovely place for you and your husband to spend some time in privacy. If you decide to build it yourself, put safety first and ask someone with experience for help. 

Outdoor Games

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Now that you have bought outdoor games to entertain your kids, it is time to buy some for your friends! What about a pool table, a ping-pong table, or a football table? You can then invest in a series of board games to keep on a shelf or box in your backyard and take out whenever people visit.  

Set Up A Yurt

Why head to a national park when you have a yurt in your background? Like the treehouse, this is an excellent idea for a family movie night or a romantic date with your husband. Bring in cozy blankets, a few books to read to your children, or a nice bottle of red wine if it’s just you and your spouse. 


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Similarly to the gazebo, a pergola can be a great way to provide shade during summer months while adding an extra luxurious touch to your outdoor space. If you want to make it extra romantic, put some climbing plants around it, such as pothos and Black-Eyed Susan Vine. 

Outdoor Shower

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Most people think this project is costly, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be the case, as you can have your outdoor shower for as little as $50. Before starting your project, decide your outline, whether you want hot water, and check whether there are utility lines near the space you’ve selected. 

Outdoor Lighting And Chandelier

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A beautiful chandelier and proper lighting can completely revolutionize the space surrounding you. If you rarely spend time in your backyard at night, it may be because you don’t have enough light to enjoy it or because the lamp you installed is too bright. Make sure to install different lighting options for you to choose from.

Create a Work Studio

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How wonderful it would be to work comfortably from your own backyard! For instance, you can create a little cabinet with floor-to-ceiling glass windows to keep you warm during winter while fully immersing yourself in outdoor greenery. Try it out, and working will suddenly feel less enjoyable.  

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After designing your backyard with these easy tips, it’s time to impress your family and friends by hosting a fun gathering! Create a stunning tablescape like a professional decorator by choosing a color scheme and sticking to it throughout your decor. 

This article was first published on the RB ITALIA Blog.

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