Vacation plans may be put on hold, but that doesn’t mean you have to nix the idea entirely. If you live in a home with a yard, you have your next vacation destination right outside your door. Maybe your backyard lacks that vacation appeal. But, with a little imagination, elbow grease, and TLC, your best vacation memories await.
Elements To Create That Outdoor Vacay Vibe
There are so many fun and creative things you can do to create that perfect backyard oasis. Whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a professional, we’ve got some backyard vacation ideas for you that will help you turn your yard into your favorite fiesta place.
Fire Pit: You can easily build a fire pit, or purchase one through your favorite retailer. They come in all shapes and sizes. Wind down the evening around your very own campfire, roasting marshmallows and spinning ghost stories.
Bar: This is another feature you can build or buy. Host parties, or just have a little family time. A bartender not included with purchase. You can buy a little bar cart, or have a more permanent one built into your deck.
Furniture: Porch swings, zero gravity chairs, overstuffed couches–so many options available to furnish your outdoor space. Create an inviting outdoor living area to kick your feet up and chill.
Water features: The soothing sounds of a water feature can block out the unwanted street noises, further adding to the ambiance of your backyard vacation destination.
Decorative lighting: With some strategically placed outdoor lights, you can set any kind of mood. Hang string (fairy) lights. Add path lights and deck lights to create the perfect amount of glow.
When it comes to your backyard living, the sky’s the limit. Well, and a budget may make that limit more limited. However, it can be a work in progress if you add what you can, whenever you’re able to.
She Shed, He Shed
If you have one, turn that shed into a cozy little cabin where you can enjoy the evenings, sheltered in your own little hotel room. Backyard vacations can be day/night trips or extended getaways. The choice is yours.
If a shed isn’t an option, then consider:
Pitching a tent: Plop down large pillows, and chill out with your favorite nighttime drinks.
Installing an awning: Have a little area that provides shade and overhead shelter.
Creating a canopy: Hang gauzy curtains secured by clothespins and wire.
Building a gazebo: For a gazebo, you may need the help of professionals.
There are so many ways to create that outdoor oasis. Add a white sheet to a wall, point a movie projector in its direction, and have a fun little movie theater experience before hunkering down in your shed for the night.