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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Backyard at Home

Friday, September 16, 2022   /   by Laura Larson

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Backyard at Home

Make the most of your outdoor space if you're fortunate enough to have one with these seven suggestions for enhancing it, whether it's a large backyard or a tiny patio.

1. Create a relaxing outdoor area.
To give your outdoor space a tropical flavor, set up an outdoor lounge area on your patio or in the yard. You can look through outdoor sectionals, hammocks, chaise lounges, and other furniture on the internet or make your own, such as a custom outdoor lounge bed. A platform bed frame, a futon mattress, and outdoor fabric to cover it are all you need to finish this project. Put some outside pillows on top for more comfort and style.

2. DIY cinema outdoors
A projector, a white sheet that can be easily mounted on a flat surface (a shed or siding on your apartment patio would do just fine), and your phone to play movies, TV episodes, or whatever else you're bingeing these days are all you need to recreate a movie theater experience in your own backyard.

3. Create a bar outside.
Why not designate a location for libations in your outdoor area since there is no shorter commute than from your own property? You can, of course, purchase a bar online, transform an old desk or table, or even get crafty and build one yourself out of cinder blocks, concrete adhesive, and a few 1 x 6 boards. To recreate the atmosphere of your favorite bar at home, gather your Bluetooth speaker, your favorite cocktail components, and a few glasses.

4. Beautify a shed or a barn
Although a barn or shed is a functional building, that doesn't imply it has to be ugly. Give it a facelift by painting it a striking color, adding shutters, placing flower boxes, laying a stone path, or even hanging lights to brighten up that unused rear area.

5. DIY firepit
The campfire, which is everyone's favorite camping activity, doesn't have to be missed if a camping trip would take up too much of your free time. Seven simple steps can be used to build a DIY firepit for your backyard, and all of the materials are available at your neighborhood home improvement store. Not much of a DIYer? You can always get a prefabricated fire bowl that works just as well to provide that toasty, inviting campfire glow.

6. Create a location for outdoor eating
Perhaps you've improved greatly as a cook at home in recent years. Make your patio or backyard a destination for al fresco dining to spice up nights spent at home a little. To enhance your nighttime meals, set up an outdoor rug, hang a strand of lights, or make your own outdoor chandelier in addition to an outdoor dining table and chairs.

7. Make space for meditation
Create a meditation area in your backyard to enhance your shavasana or restorative practice. Create a stepping stone path to your meditation location, plant a garden filled with peaceful aromas like lavender or jasmine, or even construct a standing tent or cabana with drapes that let in a calming wind.