Looking to create your ideal paradise in your backyard? Rely on us for helpful tips on how to make your backyard the ultimate holiday staycation. The holidays are just around the corner and you may have noticed that your home becomes very chaotic and crowded place when entertaining guests. Many people choose to use their backyard as an add-on space for entertaining. This comes in handy, particularly during the holidays when you’re bound to have friends and family dropping in to help you celebrate the season. Making your outdoor living area an inviting space for entertaining is a great way to make your home a more inviting space for guests.
While we’re predominantly known for our abilities as pool builders and designers, we also know a few things about outdoor living. Consequently, we’ve put together a list of a few tips that will help you create the ultimate staycation in your backyard.
Up-to-date lighting is an absolute necessity for any outdoor area. You can improve the appearance of the outside of your patio in a number of ways, using a variety of lighting options ranging from string lights to whimsical lanterns to more conventional outdoor lighting. If you install some lights, your patio will be the perfect place to host parties and get-togethers. While colored lights are pretty, consider string lights and white LED’s that you can use year-round, not just seasonally.
Using color strategically can do wonders for creating a festive mood, helping you to feel more at one with nature and at home. The options for giving your outdoor areas a distinct character are practically limitless, ranging from decorative throws and colorful plants to nautical pillows.
You should use plants, flowers, and herbs to adorn your patio. Plants, herbs, and flowers are not only great sources of color, but also essential components of any successful patio design. With just a few pots of vibrant flowers, you can transform your patio into a relaxing oasis. Garden boxes, planters and retaining walls are outstanding options to help you accentuate your outdoor living environment. During the holidays, consider adding wreaths, garlands, and outdoor christmas trees to create the ultimate holiday vibe in your backyard staycation.
The best way to unwind on a warm summer night was to sit by the fire. A fire pit installed in your outdoor living space makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind. This is particularly true in San Antonio where homeowners tend to use their backyard year-round. Add on some fire features and start socializing in your outdoor space right away!
Make the most of your outdoor space by furnishing it with plush, relaxing furniture. You can’t go wrong with a couch, a round chair, a hammock, or a large porch swing when it comes to patio furniture. Put your feet up, take in the beautiful scenery, and unwind. Consider building a pergola, cabana, or pavilion and locating your outdoor living furniture in the shade. These structures are perfect for decorating during the holidays and really make your backyard feel like a resort-style staycation.
Finally, you can’t have a successful dinner party on the patio without tasty food and enjoyable company. Plan a BBQ or deck party for the afternoon or evening by adding an outdoor kitchen with convenient appliances and accessories. After sprucing up your backyard with all these easy tricks, throwing a party at your house will be a breeze.