How to Create a Relaxing Outdoor Space

In honor of National Relaxation Day, we decided to explore ways to create a relaxing outdoor living space.

Many people spend the majority of their days rushing around and are looking to create a relaxing personal sanctuary in their homes. A relaxing outdoor space can allow you to recharge at the end of a busy day and will allow you to enjoy spending time at home. Creating a relaxing outdoor space is easy to do if you follow these tips:

1. Create Privacy.

Your backyard oasis is much more relaxing when you have privacy from the neighbors. Create privacy in your yard with fences, garden walls, lattice and pergolas.

2. Add a Fountain.

The gentle sound of water will add a sense of calm to your yard.

3. Create Shade.

Your backyard will be much more comfortable if there are shady spots to rest. Umbrellas, trees and awnings are great options for creating shade in your yard.

4. Use comfortable patio furniture.

In order to create a stress free yard, patio furniture should be low maintenance and durable as well as comfortable. Choose furniture made of durable materials with weatherproof cushions.

5. Add a Fireplace or Fire Pit.

A fireplace or fire pit will create a cozy gathering place to relax with friends and family in the evenings and will extend the use of the space into the cooler months.

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