Nowadays people spend most of their time closed in offices, staring at their computers, talking on their phones, scrolling through new posts online and attending boring meetings. Therefore, they need a place for themselves, an outdoor space where they can reboot and relax after hard work. If you live in a house then you are the lucky one because your backyard can become a real oasis that will fill you with energy. Pick up your tools and make it comfortable and beautiful by following these fresh backyard design trends.
Backyard for every season
Even though people tend to spend more time in their backyard during sunny and warm weather, sometimes it’s simply irresistible to drink a cup of hot cocoa or tea on a snowy and cold day. That’s why you have to make your backyard appealing for every season. Lay a few blankets on chairs so you can protect yourself from winter. Choose plants that are green and beautiful, even when icily cold winter shows her teeth – like colourful English primroses, Kaffir lilies, camellias and hellebore.
Blend nature with architecture
Parts of your backyard are covered with concrete flooring and you don’t have a slightest clue how to make it look beautiful? No problem! First of all, you should clean the backyard, and then add a touch of elegance by using a concrete grinder to smooth all the lines on a concrete slab. Breathe a new life in that old wooden bench by painting it in some bright colour. Place the pots with plants and flowers on the edges of shiny and refreshed concrete floor. That way, you will let nature kiss the architecture – no matter how small the area you have to work with is.
Dining area in the backyard
Every meal is more delicious if you are having it in fresh air. Another plus to it is to move further away from the noise in the house. Create a dining area further in your backyard. You can have a table, chairs and even a couch placed under that breathtakingly beautiful tree with birds chirping on their branches while you eat your lunch or dinner.
When the night falls down over the world, the stars and the moon won’t be enough to lighten your way throughout the backyard. If you want to keep in line with trends for 2018, then go for soft lighting in your outdoors haven. In case you decide to illuminate your backyard with string lights. then make the most of it. There are so many places where you can put them, not just above the table – on the walls, let them dangle from the branches of a tree or sparkle from the fence!
The sound of water is often the only music you need to hear to relax and that’s exactly why you should have some water features in your backyard. The choice is entirely yours and whatever you choose you will follow the current trends for backyard design. It can be an extravagant fountain reminding you of breathtakingly beautiful Fontana di Trevi in Rome or a little pond with water lilies gently flowing against its surface.
This year it is very popular to add some hand – made pieces in the backyard. Take those wooden ladders, paint them, lean them against the wall and decorate them with pots full of flowers. Found an unusual settee made of wooden boards, without any material covering them? Bring it in your backyard, add some colourful pillows and enjoy a new chapter of a good book while laying on it.
Covering the patio
Extend your room in the backyard even during the rainy days. How? It’s simple – all you need to do is cover the patio of your backyard. Be creative with the rooftop; give some eclectic charm to it by working with colours, materials, lights and plants. The options are numerous and once you are finished, you will be able to eat lunch in the backyard and enjoy the sound of raindrops falling down on your rooftop.
At the end of the day the most important thing is that you have your own little piece of world where you can sit back, close your eyes and forget all that’s troubling you. Create your private enchanting place and enjoy the sounds and scents of nature every day, regardless of the weather.
Lillian Connors can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of green living/home improvement projects and spread the word about them. She cherishes the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on.