Everyone needs to get away now and then.
But if driving to the woods or jetting off to a tropical island isn’t in your plans, you might want to consider an oasis right in your backyard. And, if you already have a deck or patio, it’s easier than you think.
We have some simple backyard oasis ideas to help you get started. Let’s take a look.
Find Retreat with These Backyard Oasis Ideas
And get ready to sit back and relax!
1. Add Greenery
Arch a trellis over your deck and cover it with luxurious vines. Add a multitude of container plants to bring your surrounding greenery up onto the deck. Then set up a comfy chair or swing and settle in.
2. Enclose Your Space
If you have an open patio, close it up with a simple fence or garden walls to create some privacy. You can then add a pergola for protection from the sun during the day, and insects at night.
3. Furnish with Comfort and Style
Your backyard oasis can be just as comfortable as almost anything you have inside your home. New synthetic, weatherproof fabrics and patio furniture have made this a reality.
4. Light it Up!
To enjoy your backyard oasis after the sun sets, get some weatherproof table lamps or floor lamps. And maybe string up some small bulb lights to provide warm ambient lighting.
5. Add a Gazebo
If your porch or deck don’t quite do the job, a gazebo might be what you need. It’s an outdoor room in its own right. Plus, you can screen it off to add extra protection from the elements.
6. Create an Outdoor Kitchen
You can transform a porch, or even buy a shed for this one. All it needs is a simple countertop for food prep, some closed storage, and maybe even a small refrigerator. Then place the grill nearby and start cooking!
7. Get Made in the Shade
Sometimes all you need to have that sense of retreat is a shady spot on your deck or patio. While putting in a mature tree is costly, you could add umbrellas, a pergola or even retractable awnings.
8. Redesign Your Patio
If your patio is looking a little dull, give it a redesign. Incorporate brick, stone or tile and have it painted a new color. You can also incorporate planting beds, container gardens, and outdoor furniture to create a true retreat.
9. Install a Hot Tub
Okay, this one is kind of a big deal. But sitting in a hot tub is like an instant getaway.
A typical round hot tub is going to take up about 30 square feet, while a rectangular one will need 48 square feet. And keep in mind that when full of water, it could weigh up to 2 tons so it will need its own foundation.
10. Add Fire and Water
Fountains, fireplaces, and fire pits will further enhance your backyard oasis.
The sound of trickling water in a fountain can be very soothing. And fire pits and fireplaces go a long way toward drawing people together.
Get Out There and Relax!
We hope these backyard oasis ideas give you some inspiration to create your own little getaway.
If you want help designing and implementing your backyard oasis, feel free to contact us. We have extensive experience with outdoor renovation and remodeling projects in addition to our A+ painting track record!