Aug 09, 2022 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Your home is your sanctuary, so it’s important that you have a space to unwind and escape from the stressors of everyday life. Fortunately you can find the Zen you desire in your own backyard!
By creating a backyard oasis, you can have the proper atmosphere to sit back and relax whether it be with your family, friends, or for a little dose of “me time”.
Design by KATE DAVIDSON Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI
Creating a backyard oasis transforms your outdoor space into a place that is all yours to escape and unwind. An outdoor oasis allows for a dedicated area that can make a difference in transforming your day from stressful to serene. Try incorporating elements like fire and water, and add cozy outdoor lighting to design the perfect oasis.
Drapery by Graber
Crafting your own outdoor oasis can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! From arranging a cozy conversation area to decorating your space with fun features, there are plenty of ways to fast-track your backyard to a serene sanctuary.
Include Lounging Areas
A place to relax is key to creating an oasis. If you’re looking for the ultimate way to achieve complete relaxation, we recommend snuggling up in a hammock. When strung between two trees or posts, a hammock is the perfect place for an afternoon nap. If hammocking isn’t your style, opt for a chaise lounge decorated with plush pillows for a place to put your feet up and take it easy.
Put Privacy First
Solar Shades by Graber
With a sense of enclosure, your outdoor space will feel like the ideal escape, satisfying the privacy you crave. Use fences, window treatments, garden walls, lattice, pergolas, or landscaping to optimize your space for proper seclusion.
Incorporate Natural Elements
Backyard oasis pools or firepits are a perfect way to add natural elements to your outdoor area. Doing so not only provides a relaxing environment, but also brings people together to unwind and enjoy the company of friends and family.
If you’re trying to create a backyard oasis on a budget, you’re in luck! Depending on how you decide to decorate your outdoor space, you don’t have to break the bank for an outdoor haven.
Do It Yourself
One of the easiest ways to save money when revamping your outdoor space is to incorporate DIY projects into your planning process. Whether it’s through creating planters or a fire pit, giving yourself small projects for your outdoor oasis rather than opting for store-bought items can save you money in the long run.
Focus on the Details
Connect Coal Porcelain Tile by Emser
Instead of allocating a large part of your budget to outdoor furniture, you can seriously transform your space by focusing on the details. Invest in high-quality flooring like porcelain tile which can withstand the high-traffic and heat –plus it’s weather-resistance means you don’t have to worry about the winter elements! Or, if you’ve gone the wood decking route, dress up your planks with a colorful outdoor area rug –these are usually inexpensive and can be easily switched out depending on the season.
Other small details to consider include:
● String Lights
Give Your Furniture a Makeover
Design by MARTHA O'HARA INTERIORS Photography by SPACECRAFTING
If you’ve been thinking about replacing your old outdoor furniture but can’t seem to work it into your budget, try giving your existing furniture a new look! By adding a coat of fresh paint to your table or replacing the fabric on your chair, you can create a one-of-a-kind hideaway without it costing an arm and a leg.
By transforming your outdoor space into a cozy cove, you can have your own place to relax and de-stress any time. Curious about how you can transfer this Zen lifestyle into your interiors? We believe that designing sacred spaces within your home shouldn’t be a challenge, which is why we’ve written an article on “How to Make Your House Feel More Like a Resort.” Check out our blog for more inspiration!