Garden Goals: Cozy and Dozy Backyard

With April knocking on our door, we can’t help but look forward to spring and all the joys it brings: warm weather, light rain, and an array of flowers. It is in spring that we feel the need to go out and spend more time in nature. This is the reason why it’s great to have a nice backyard and neat garden – so you could relax outside and come back in whenever you want. If you’re looking for ways to make your backyard cozy and dozy, we have several useful tips to share.

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Hang a hammock

An instant way to cozy up your backyard is to add a nice and comfy hammock or a swing. Hammock is great for taking a nap in the shade, but if you’re playful or have children, swing might be a better option. You’ll be snug as a bug in your hammock, and you can even bring a small table with you to keep a glass of lemonade by your side and sip slowly as you read your book or newspapers. An old-fashioned porch swing, on the other hand, is perfect for a bit of action, but if you dream about flying really high, install a tree swing instead.

Water features

Is there anything as calling as the chipper of birds in the morning? Probably only one thing – the sound of running water. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about waves you hear on the beach or a simple water fountain, the sound itself is very soothing and helps us relax. You can envision being seated by the seashore and meditating on the beach by listening to the sound of running water. Water in motion helps us mentally ‘escape’ the place we’re in at the moment, and you can install artificial waterfalls or pick a nice self-contained fountain to help you achieve that.

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Comfy cushions

While it’s true that there’s some really comfy patio furniture out there, it’s often the case that our back and behinds are killing us after sitting in wire and wicker chairs for a long time. A great way to deal with this is to use outdoor pillows to improve the tricky situation and make sure you and your guests are comfortable. You can even use some of those huge outdoor bean bags and group them together around a coffee table were you’ve placed refreshments. This will instantly give you a cozy nook where you’ll be able to enjoy your morning coffee, afternoon tea, or a glass of wine before bed.

Construct a fire pit

It doesn’t matter if you’re thinking about hosting a number of barbecue parties in the summer or you just dream about placing marshmallows on a stick and holding them over fire, a fire pit in your backyard will certainly make that possible. While there are numerous expensive options on the market today, you can easily construct your own over the weekend and enjoy this great addition to your property. What is more, if you ever decide to sell your house, a fire pit in the backyard will raise its market value.

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Charming lights

When it comes to coziness you will soon learn that it’s all about the atmosphere and ambience. By adding some lanterns and string lights you will instantly make your backyard more romantic, inviting, and magical. You can wrap fairy lights around a tree or a bush, hang them above your dining table, or place lanterns among your flower beds. If you’re hosting a dinner, you can bring out a chandelier and light a number of scented candles too. The most important thing is not to leave lanterns and candles unsupervised or you risk a fire.

Get a pergola

It’s always a good idea to have a nice, sturdy pergola in your backyard. Not only does it protect you from light spring rains, but from sun rays in hot summer as well when you’re having your family get-togethers and cookouts. Use it to protect your furniture too, because even if you have quality outdoor furniture it’s good to protect it from the elements. If you really want quality, you can always try ordering folding arm awnings from Sydney, but keeping them under a pergola would be a wise move. If you want to add a touch of formality too, you can bring a patterned outdoor rug so you can stay barefoot while being outside.

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