5 Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard or Patio

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SEPTEMBER, 2016

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Your backyard can be a place for you and your family to unwind and have some fun. Here are some projects and ideas you can try to make your backyard better for you and your family.

Seating

The first thing you should consider when decorating your backyard is seating. If you are planning on spending a lot of time in your yard, you should have somewhere comfortable for you to sit. You could decorate it just like your living room, If you won’t be expecting too many people at a time, add simple chairs or couches. If you plan to host get together, opt for seating arrangements for more people, like a larger table or even a picnic table. Accessorize by adding throw pillow and table centerpieces

Lights

Lights are perfect for those nighttime events. When it comes to lighting, you have many options. Christmas lights are great for outdoors as well. You could hang some in a tree, wrap them around some beams, or for a more personal touch, place some battery operated fairy lights in a clear mason jar or wine glass and use as a chic D.I.Y centerpiece.

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Exterior can add a dramatic flair to the ambiance of your backyard.

Fire pit

Firepits are perfect for fall or for offering warmth in the winter times. There are many ways to put in a fire pit in your yard. You could just simply put in a portable one, easy for storage and you can move it around whenever you want. For a more longterm one, you have the option to put in a built-in fireplace near the patio. If you want the D.I.Y challenge, you could build your own brick fire pit.

Pond/Waterfall

A pond or waterfall is a nice addition to a backyard. You could build a simple pond and garden combination, or go out and build a waterfall pond. The pond can be used as an additional aesthetic, or you could place fish in the pond, which kids would love. Building a pond does not have to be an expensive and difficult project.

“There are many ways to put in a fire pit in your yard. You could just simply put in a portable one, easy for storage and you can move it around whenever you want.”

Backyard Accessories

Accessories are a great way to add personality to your backyard. Functional accessories like throw pillows on the chairs or an outside rug are good. If you want fun accessories, try adding a bar/beverage cart near the grill, or a s’more cart near the firepit for those nights spent outside with family. Your backyard can be a place for you and your family to unwind and have some fun.

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