If you are one of the lucky ones who have a backyard, then you have a unique opportunity to build your own sanctuary. It is a perfect place to feed your soul and mind by being surrounded by nature and peaceful scenery. However, the hardest part will be to find the just right idea that will give you your perfect backyard oasis.

Therefore, if you are wondering how to transform this outdoor space, here are some ideas that might help.

1.      Build a backyard theatre

One of the ways to create a place that will feed your soul and mind is to do something unconventional. While big TV screens are basically part of every home, there is still something calming in classic theatre. But since going to the town can be stressful due to the traffic jams or you are simply too tired to go out, then building your own theatre seems like an ideal solution.

With a white canvas and multimedia projector, you will easily create an ideal activity for family and friends. This will be your perfect getaway from the outside world to spend time with the people you love, or even enjoy alone with a bag of freshly made popcorns.

2.      Grow you colorful garden

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Gardening is considered one of the activities that are beneficial for depression, elimination stress and clearing your mind. Additionally, you will be able to see the results of your efforts, as well as smell and taste them. The mere process of growing and carrying for plants will give you something to do and take your mind off things.

However, once the flowers bloom, you will start truly to experience the bliss of gardening through various scents which last day and night. Being surrounded by colorful sights will feed your soul and mind with positive thoughts and invigorate you. Nature is an important factor to achieve spiritual peace and by surrounding yourself with the one you will create your own sanctuary to recharge.

3.      Design a calming seating area

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According to the newest trends, your outdoor seating area is the continuation of your living room. And so, just like your living area is comfortable to take an afternoon nap, so should be the one in your backyard as well. Add a nice fireplace or a fire pit to the seating area for the ultimate coziness so you can enjoy evenings there when it is a bit chilly.

Use warm lighting for the area like floor lamps or small lights hanging from the pergola ceiling. Furthermore, a few candles on the coffee table will give the area a welcoming and intimate ambiance. If you surround the area with plants you will have a perfect spot to run away from the summer heat and cool off.

4.      Hide from the curious eyes

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If you want to feel truly feel in your sanctuary, you will have to shade it from thy prying eyes. Many shade manufacturers like Pioneer Shade offer easy and affordable solutions like pergolas. They are ideal for installation on any part of your backyard, like seating area, swimming pool or patio and also provide great shade from the sun and the rain.

Additionally, you can plant dwarf trees around the seating area to give it more privacy and create an intimate spot to relax. Hanging drapes on well-planned spots will not only prevent your neighbors from spying you but also add a Bohemian vibe to the backyard. Growing a hedge is a classic and you can turn it into a fence that will be both eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

5.      Let the water flow

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Many consider running water to be a calming sound that will help them relax and de-stress. Japanese Zen gardens use water as one of the elements to achieve a peaceful harmony and balance. However, if you don’t have room for a pond, you can always install a fountain or a simple waterfall.

Of course, you can go even bigger and build yourself a hot tub where you can lay back with a glass of wine and watch the stars. Even a swimming pool is not an impossible backyard accessory to have these days. And during the hot summer days, it will be a perfect way to spend afternoons after a busy day or have a night swim before you go to bed.


If you have an outdoor space attached to your home, then turn it into a backyard oasis this year. This will be your place to feed your soul and mind no matter if you share it with loved ones or use it alone. Sometimes all we need is a place away from the world, and the backyard is an ideal area to create your sanctuary and enjoy some peace.