How to Bring Luxury to Your Backyard
Is your patio or deck looking drab and forgotten about? Is your backyard in need of a serious makeover? Outdoor entertainment doesn’t have to be a thing of the past when you can add luxury and style to your yard. Check out our tips and tricks for creating a backyard of luxury.
Bring the Inside Outside
Your guests want to feel comfortable when you are entertaining outdoors which is why bringing inside elements to your patio or deck is always a fantastic idea. Some indoor items that you should incorporate into your outdoor space are lighting, furniture, sound systems, dining and cooking space. You should also place for your guests to get out of the sun such as pergola with a canopy or an awning over the patio.
One of the best ways to make your backyard feel luxurious is to incorporate architectural structures such as a pergola or gazebo. A pergola is a versatile structure that features columns and rafters. They are typically made from solid hard or soft woods but can also be made from metals or vinyl materials. Pergolas are usually rectangular or square but can be different shapes as well including circular.
Gazebos are roofed structures that are also made from solid wood in most cases. Most gazebos are hexagonal or octagonal but, like pergolas, they can come in many shapes and materials. The main difference between a pergola and a gazebo is that gazebos have a closed roof whereas pergolas are open. Some gazebos also feature enclosed walls with window while pergolas are mostly open although you can purchase pergola curtains for added privacy.
Large pergolas can be used to create a defined space for entertaining or setting space such as where the buffet of food will be. You can also add flooring underneath your pergola to create a beautiful sitting area that can be cleared for a dance floor. Gazebos may be perfect for your garden or a backyard centerpiece where guests can relax out of the sun and wind. Some homeowners even install skylights and hot tubs in their gazebos.
Creating Your Cooking Space Outdoors
Most people have a grill and maybe a smoker, but if you want your backyard to look luxurious consider making great use of your patio space by having a second kitchen outdoors. You can easily install a bar with a sink and running water as well as cook tops to make preparing food for your guests convenient.
Your backyard needs to be weed free with a lawn that is full and green. If you want your garden to reflect the same sophistication your home exudes you need professional landscaping. Plants, trees, bushes, flowers, and even ponds and fountains, will create awe for your guests when they step into your newly made over the backyard. There is nothing more welcoming than an outdoor space that looks natural maintained, and immaculate.
You need a little more than somewhere for your guests to sit and eat when you are entertaining outdoors. Consider decorating and accessorizing your backyard with an outdoor bricked fireplace or fire pit. Add stylish pillows and cushions to your benches and swings and don’t forget the lighting! You can’t entertain outdoors during the evening without some sort of lighting for your backyard.
String lights and hanging lantern lights are ethereal and whimsical. Track lighting can be installed above your cooking spaces, and if you have the right kind of awning, you can install electricity and lights such as ceiling fans or pendant lights. You should also consider lawn games such as bags, badminton/volleyball, croquet, horseshoes so that guests can have fun when they aren’t eating or drinking.
For more ideas on decorating your outdoor space, check out our blog on decorating your deck.
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