Summer is still in full swing, and many of us may still be looking at our backyards in desperate need of inspiration for revitalization. Between blackberries and other plants taking over our backyard space, and the downstairs lady’s cats roaming around, my yard is in desperate need of a facelift. So, I wanted to take a moment to help any of you who find yourselves in a similar position to create an outdoor paradise for your home.
When considering your outdoor space you’ll want to decide on its primary functionality. Do you want to be sharing it with company? Do you want more privacy? Will you want to use it all year long or seasonally? Do you want a solo oasis for one or two people? Once you have that figured out, you can start thinking about the type of furniture best suited to your designated use; and there are lots of great places to get started with great tips!
For Summer Parties
If you are looking to share your space intimately with friends and family a cozy sectional may be an ideal option for you and all your guests. Finding something in a fun colour could help you create a specific mood for your outdoor space. Using colour is a wonderful way to bring your guest’s focus to a specific space in your yard in case you share your space with tenants or landlords.
Perhaps you share your outdoor space like our family does and you want to create your own little private space for your loved ones. That is where a canopy daybed can come into play. It simultaneously adds shade from the sun and privacy for quality family time by the BBQ. Canopies are often retractable, making it convenient for many different types of weather, and awesome if you are inviting neighbours or friends over for a drink and a bite to eat.
For A Solo Oasis
Sometimes you just need a little time alone in the garden, and creating a little private oasis in your backyard is perfect for creating that zen feeling. A neutral coloured lounger is perfect and super stylish for any space. Consider pairing it with a bistro set for the perfect addition for sunny morning breakfasts in the garden.
For The Love Of Fun
Not everyone wants to just sit and relax in their backyards, sometimes we also want a little element of fun. Somewhere to hear giggles from your kids and your partner and that is when an outdoor swing becomes the perfect addition. A classic swing could be exactly what your backyard space needs to add fun for the kids during the day and that little bit of romance in the evening.
For The Elements
Here in Vancouver, even in the summer, we get rain and our spring and fall seasons are usually rather wet as well. So, if you are thinking of creating an outdoor space you may want to consider space that can handle all kinds of weather. A little rain and snow usually don’t stop us Canadians from enjoying our BBQs and decks, but it’s important to do your research and find the perfect furniture for your family.
Creating your perfect backyard paradise will take time, planning and patience, so shop around for those great deals, perfect looks and ideal colours. Don’t settle for less when it comes to creating your perfect outdoor space.