How to Create an Outdoor Oasis

Backyard with tables and chairs

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, you might find that you’re outside a lot more often. That’s why it’s important to have an outdoor space where you enjoy spending time. Luckily, creating an environment that feels like an extension of your home, where you can relax and unwind, is not as difficult as you may think! With these easy tips and tricks, you can spruce up your backyard and turn it into the ultimate summer oasis.

Bring Comfort to Your Seating

One simple way to make your backyard look and feel more warm, welcoming and comfortable is to add plush pillows and throw blankets to your outdoor seating. You can choose your favorite fabrics and designs to add life to the space, and you’ll be surprised by how much of an impact it makes!

Floor mat with plant and painting

Liven Up Your Space with Floor Décor

Door mats are a great way to personalize your space and add a touch of décor to your backyard. If you’re going for a natural, boho chic look, this woven water hyacinth floor mat from our Summer Balanced Home Box is the perfect addition to a covered porch area. If you’re looking for something more bold, opt for a mat with vibrant colors and a fun pattern. Or maybe you want your mat to send a certain message with a welcoming, sarcastic or funny saying? There are countless options to choose from or you can look into getting a custom creation!

Plants on table with chair

Add Some Greenery 

Adding greenery to your backyard in the form of potted or container plants can make the space feel more alive while also adhering to your color scheme, depending on which pots and containers you choose. This black & white terra cotta planter with woven holder, featured in our Summer Balanced Home Box, is a great example of how plants can bring life to your backyard.

Pop a Hint of Color into Any Area of Your Backyard

By choosing a paint color that goes with your general theme but instantly adds brightness to the space. This can not only revive a dingy exterior wall or some old furniture, but you can play with patterns and designs that will appeal to the eye.

Set the Mood with Lighting

Enhancing the lighting in your outdoor space is a great way to set the mood and make it so that you can entertain at any time of day. Adding bistro lights, string lights, candles (especially citronella candles), and a fire pit or fire table can help make those evenings outdoors under the stars feel much more cozy.

You’d be surprised by how these minor changes can transform your backyard. By creating an outdoor space that doubles as a sanctuary, you and your family will want to spend more time outside, and not to mention it adds property value to any home. These quick and easy tips and tricks can take your backyard from sad to happy in no time (and with a minimal budget!)

To your Balanced health,

Your friends at The Balanced Company