First off, congrats on having a backyard! This is but a wish of many. Having space and knowing what to do with it are two different things. It may be that you have so many ideas you are unsure where to start. On the flip side, you could be drawing a complete blank and are poking around for some ideas to spark an interest in your mind. Well, you’ve landed at the right place. Here are some great ideas of how to completely transform your backyard into a modernly fashionable hot spot.
How About A Rad Fire Pit?
Yes, this is somewhat unconventional. It isn’t something you tend to see normally. But doesn’t that make it even more appealing? More often than not you’d have gathered around a fire pit at camp, roasting marshmallows, telling stories, singing songs, all-around having a good time with family and friends.
There is no reason why this cannot take place on the weekends in your backyard. Bring the fun closer and start making new memories. Built from steel, MAX Fire Pits are made to last a long time and to withstand intense heat. Come up with your own design or trust the experts to make and deliver to you something you’ll love. The pits come disassembled but are very easy to set up. Purchase for yourself or gift to someone. Share the fun around. Take extra care to not create a potentially dangerous situation. Always be cognizant of the blaze.
If your yard is surrounded by trees, brush, or shrubs then this opens an avenue for you to get creative with your landscaping. Cut, trim, and prune them to keep the area neat but why not enjoy nature a bit more. Have the greenery shaped and fashioned into different things. Some can be made to be shaped like animals, others can be made to look like stars or hearts. The possibilities are indeed endless. These could become interesting conversation starters or serve as a good laugh for yourself and others. Flowering plants and herbs will add extra beauty and usefulness to the scene.
Purposefully select your outdoor furniture. Designers suggest that furniture in hues of black and browns provide a more aesthetically pleasing result. You may consider adding brightly colored throw pillows or colored rocks as a statement or accent piece around the perimeter. Go for clean lines and simple patterns if you prefer a more understated but modern look. Of course, if your personality is bold, then it is only right that this is reflected in your surroundings.
Add Lights And Mirrors
The right lighting can elevate a space so wonderfully. It adds a dimension of wonder and awe. String lights can be draped over trees and bushes or hung strategically on well-placed hooks. They look pretty and will have the desired effect of making the place feel more alive.
Pick from among various colors of bulbs and switch it up to match the mood or theme of whatever will be taking place. Planning a disco night in the outdoors, then you know to have those multi-colored lights on hand. For some extra shine and a more dramatic effect, try extra bright LED bulbs. For a cozier feel, be sure to get dimmable LED lights or install dimmable light switches.
Mirrors are useful in providing the illusion of extra space. A small backyard by no means needs to be a boring backyard. Work with what you have and manipulate that space to fit your desires. Select a mirror frame made of metal so that it can withstand the elements more successfully. The experts advise that if you’re not looking to splurge, look for hidden gems at thrift stores and garage sales. You may just luck out.
Get The BBQ Going
You don’t set up a backyard to not entertain. And with entertaining, there needs to be food and drinks. Make sure to have that grill ready. Burgers, hot dogs, chicken, you name it. Work with your budget and consider the size of the backyard. Depending on how rustic you want the theme to be, a charcoal grill would be best suited. For a more polished finish, go with the gas grill. With all the tantalizing smells that will be emanating from your yard, you may have more guests than you anticipated.
It is all up to you now to pick and choose which ideas work best with your vision for your backyard. Try some or try all. Whatever you end up doing, just have a good time with it.