8 ideas for a stellar backyard
Posted by MOHIT BHATNAGAR
Backyards are a home’s pocket to the outdoors, a space where one can step out and relax while feeling at home. Backyards have been a feature in most Indian homes for ages. Backyards usually are a simple lawn but can be transformed to serve as an outdoor space that is both gorgeous and functional. Usually the potential of a backyard is neglected to a simple lawn area, but with the right design and approach, it can be the tranquil of your dreams. From creating an enchanting setup, to switching it up with a patio, there are a lot of different ways to go about developing the backyard. No matter the space you have, there is an approach fit for each home. Whether you choose to seek professional advice or take the DIY route, renovating/furnishing your backyard is rather simple.
Here are some ideas that you can try out for a stellar and functional backyard:
CREATE A BREAKFAST RETREAT
Whether you have a backyard that's elaborate or small, creating a breakfast area is super easy and functional. You can pick a dining set that comfortably fits into the area and decorate with greenery to add a dash of freshness. This outdoor dining space can serve as a bright way to start your day by dining outside or even be used to have cozy and fun dinners while enjoying being outdoors. You could go for a classic wood set to go with the nature theme, or opt for a vintage inspired wrought iron set for a charming look.
GO FOR A POOLSIDE RETREAT
Adding a pool, whether set into the ground, or a portable one that folds away can give your backyard a fun spruce. The pool would serve as a space to enjoy and cool off, while the backyard could be developed around that concept. Whether you wish to go for an enchanting natural theme or an edgy modern theme, you can work around your pool to create a comfortable lounging area, or even add in a couch set to enjoy evenings by the pool. You could also go for a beachy theme by adding coastal decor and wicker furniture for a fun look.
CONSIDER AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN
An outdoor kitchen is a simple and perfect fit for any backyard area. Dining outdoors in itself is a lovely experience, doing it right in your home can make it all the more better. Depending on your preference and what the space allows you can go for an elaborate outdoor kitchen or keep it simple with a smaller outdoor kitchenette or barbeque unit. Pai it with simple patio furniture and you have a winner at your hands.
INSTALL A CLASSIC PATIO
A classic patio is a timeless addition to transform your backyard. A beautiful and seating arrangement atop a classy wooden deck is all you need to make the space perfect. You could align the patio with your house’s architecture or go for a completely different look. You could decorate the patio with soft string lights or modern bauble lights for an added effect. There is a huge array of designs and finishes of patio furniture that can be utilized in the space. Whether you wish to opt for a comfy couch, a sofa set, or even a swing, a patio can house just about anything perfectly.
CREATE A FARM PATCH
Home farming is huge at the moment. With the drive for sustainability and eco-friendly living rising, gardening to grow your own supplies is a healthy practice. You could dedicate your entire backyard, or set a patch in the space dedicated to creating an in-home farm. From herbs to vegetables, you can choose to grow what you like depending on the climate in your area. You can look to elevate the look of this, by adding a glass or plexiglass greenhouse over it, which works well while adding to the aesthetic of the space. You could also customize the greenhouse for a unique and modern look, or simply accentuate by fencing the periphery.
REPLICATE AN ENGLISH GARDEN
Replicating an English garden is a charming and elegant way to switch up your backyard. The idea is to go all out with the greenery to create a lush surrounding and envelope a seating/lounging space within the area. You could choose to put in an outdoor sofa or a coffee table set to create a relaxing area surrounded by nature. Fencing, in particular, is important for such a theme. Go for a classic picket fence, or try a woody bamboo one to line your backyard with. You could also decorate the space with lights for an enchanting look.
TRANSFORM TO A SCENIC BEAUTY
The cottage core or country life aesthetic is going super strong at the moment. As more and more people look for a way to eb closer to nature, you can do that by transforming your backyard. Stepping away from a simple garden, you could utilize stone and certain features to create the look. You could set up gritty stone walkways, along with a compact fountain to add charm to the space. You could also choose to go add a small pond to give a soothing water feature to your backyard, making it a true oasis. Pair it with natural furniture or add a comfy floor seating to match the theme just right.
SET UP A FUNCTIONAL OUTHOUSE
Outhouses are a feature seldom found in Indian homes. However, they can be a quite useful addition to your home. The backyard in particular is a great place to set up an outhouse. You could choose to build one or go for a prefabricated structure. The outhouse is fairly compact leaving you ample space to do more with your backyard. You can utilize the outhouse to create a seating area connected with the backyard or even use it as extra storage when you need. You could customize the exterior for a modern or a cottage like look, depending on what you prefer.
Overall, the backyard is an added outdoors feature to your house. Transforming it to a functional and gorgeous space is simple and budget friendly. Be it a classic patio, or a poolside retreat, you can do just about anything with your yard to create a space that you can thoroughly enjoy and relax in.