Whether it’s to relax and unwind after a long day or hosting a family barbecue, a backyard should be a place to retreat and entertain. We have some ideas on how to attain the ultimate backyard oasis, you will love and be proud to show off.
Comfortable outdoor seating
A comfortable and stylish outdoor lounge area is one of the best ways to create a backyard oasis. Depending on the size of your deck or terrace, you can place a couple of couches and armchairs around the area for optimal outdoor luxury. Choose an outdoor lounge set with vibrant colours and be sure to include a few throw pillows for extra comfort. Pick out a coffee table to match and place it where guests will be able to put their food and drinks on top of it.
Yes, having an outdoor kitchen is possible in Canada. Along with your trusted barbecue, you can add outdoor countertops for food preparation with side burners and some cupboards and shelves for storage. Everyone will want to come to your house for a good grilled meal and take full advantage of the warm weather.
Along with your opulent outdoor kitchen, you can add a tiki hut complete with a tiki bar. You can feel like you are on vacation when you sip on tropical inspired drinks and luau music. Complete the tiki experience with lighting a few tiki torches, leading the way to paradise.
A fire pit is an exquisite addition to any backyard oasis. You can bask by the fire during a cool evening, roast marshmallows or hot dogs with the family and even host a campfire night. There are many different fire pits to choose from such as wood burning to gas-fuelled, this fiery backyard trend won’t be going away anytime soon.
Outdoor string lights
A string of outdoor lights can add ambience and enchantment to your backyard oasis. They can be used to light up your garden and to provide deck lighting. Be sure to check that the string of lights you are going to use are waterproof.
Hang Out hammock
Upgrade your relaxation game with adding a hammock to your backyard. A hammock can be enjoyed by all members in the family and is the perfect place to take a light snooze and get some summer reading done. There are so many different styles of hammocks you can get from the traditional cotton rope to hanging chairs to a swinging bed, that once you lie down you won’t want to get back up.
Bring the cottage to the city with Adirondack chairs also known as Muskoka chairs. These wooden and colourful chairs can provide a rustic feel to your backyard oasis. With sloping backs and large armrests, they provide the right amount of comfort and relaxation.
Listen to the soothing sounds of moving water from a pond, waterfall or fountain. Including a water feature to your backyard creates a calming effect of peace and serenity, positively influencing your feelings and mood. Not to mention, you can help teach your children to appreciate the importance of water and nature. Adding a water feature to your backyard oasis will certainly make a splash.
These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and Desjardins Insurance cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.
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