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4 Ways To Take Your Backyard To The Next Level

Your outdoor space is a part of your home after all


Without a doubt, we work so hard to keep our living areas pristine all the time. However, we tend to forget that we need to beautify our backyards, too. After all, outdoor areas are extensions of the home.

Whether it's big or small, you can do so much with your lanai—it can be a breakfast nook, a reading corner, or even an extension of your dining area for intimate parties. To help you get started on updating the look of this part of the home, here are some design ideas you may want to try: 

Main photos from: Homesthetics and The Style Files

Lanterns are great for adding a romantic touch to your backyard setting. The soft glow of mood lighting also creates a more cozy ambience, making it a suitable choice for hangout spots.

This weekend, why not try making mason jar string lights

READ: RL Picks: Garden Must-Haves 

Photo from Homesthetics

What better way to bring a beach vibe into your home than with a garden hammock? Imagine taking a nap while soaking up some sun and enjoying the cool breeze within the comforts of your own yard. These outdoor beds work in almost any setting, too! Aside from hanging one between tall trees, you can also purchase a hammock stand that you can place indoors. Click here to learn more.

READ: 3 Photo Pegs That Will Inspire You To Hang A Hammock 

Photo from Rocking Hammock Backyard City

If hammocks don't cut it, kick it up a notch by building a tranquil escape within your lot. Make sure your outdoor hideout is significantly spaced away from your home so you can fully enjoy a mini-getaway even on a daily basis. 

READ: 3 Quirky She-Sheds That Will Tickle Your Fancy 

Photo from PopSugar.  

For an extra comfortable loung area, try adding floor pillows to serve as extra seating. Experiment with mixing prints and earthy colors to create a strong Bohemian feel. Bonus: Unlike bulky chairs, you can easily store these away in case you need your yard for something else. 

READ: 6 Must-Haves For Your Next Glamping Adventure

Photo from The Style Files

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