Create A Summer Backyard Oasis

Backyard fiestas where the extended familia gathers for cumpleaños, aniversarios or pretty much any other reason are a staple of Latino living. Imagine then stepping out to your patio trasero and being transported to paradise as you look around. Charming dimly lit lanterns set the mood for relaxation and a glow from the fire pit instantly warms a noche fesca. You sweep past the porch toward your luxury hammock taking your siesta to another dimension. Building an outdoor oasis in your own backyard enhances your home and quality of living. Amidst a gorgeous landscape, you can discover yourself and the world. The interior design page at AcademyArt.edu shared an inspirational John Muir quote that fits perfectly with this theme: “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

You can create your own resort-like, inspirational ambiance in your backyard. It’ll serve as an oasis where the entire familia can enjoy the summer. Integrate these simple decorating staples to complete your perfect backyard escape.

Warm Accents

While the sun is out, life is peachy on the patio. However, after sunset, a chill could set in. Warm up with an outdoor fire pit that can also beautifully accessorize your backyard. With an outdoor fire pit, family and friends can keep the party going long after the sun goes down. Houzz features different styles of fire pits, such as a wood-burning stone, copper fire pit or custom-made metal design made of decorative rocks where the propane-induced flame rises.

Alfresco Illumination

Your patio may have a built-in overhead light to help you see, but you need ambience. Adorn your landscape design with stylish hanging lights or lanterns so that you can create a more tranquil and chic atmosphere. Apartment Therapy recommends globe lighting for ultra trendiness. Choose large clear glass globe lights for a luxurious feel or paper globe lanterns for a Zen-like ambiance. Whether you string outdoor bulbs from corner to corner of your patio roof or colorful lanterns from tree to tree, your backyard will transform into a trendy hotspot as the day turns to dusk.

Luxurious Comfort

A true outdoor retreat needs places to lounge. Patio furniture should not only look luxurious, it needs to be sustainable, weatherproof and comfortable. For alfresco napping and relaxing, go for furniture pieces that you can sink into. Picture yourself in furniture chatting with a party guest, resting on a Sunday afternoon or reading while sipping on a refreshing beverage. Look for furniture pieces that are versatile. A Royal Botania hammock can whisk you away to your own private haven while resting and shaded from the sun. The Kokoon Hammock is also a romantic place for cuddling under the moonlit sky with your loved one. Also, outfit your backyard with Adirondack chairs in leaf, red or sand.

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  1. Isabel Garcia
    Jun 18, 2013 - 08:17 PM

    Love all the great ideas from the fire pit, lighting, and furniture to make our backyard inviting and relaxing! Awesome post!

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