Designing an Instagram-worthy Backyard

As much as we love to get cozy in the living room and lounge around in bed, we have to admit that the backyard can become a true sanctuary. The often neglected outdoor space offers nature and fresh air, making it as comfortable, inviting, and stylish as your interiors. Here are some ways to make your backyard Instagram-worthy:

Invest in a Water Feature

Backyard pool

The most popular water feature you can install is a swimming pool. Ensure its durability with a pool-waterproofing membrane.

One of the most complicated waterproofing tasks in both residential and commercial water features is waterproofing. With pools, they require materials that have the highest level of waterproofing and mechanical properties. As such, the right waterproofing membrane protects the pool structure, ensuring its long service life.

Other outdoor water features that you can consider include saunas, whirlpools, hot tubs, ponds, and water fountains. If you have spa features, you’ll be more enticed to hang out and relax in your backyard. For extra style points, hang some string lights in the seating area.

Create an Outdoor Lounge

Create an outdoor seating area or set up an outdoor dining table. A seating area or a dining table in your backyard can make it even more intimate and cozy.

For your outdoor lounge, add elegant seating. You don’t have to spend a lot. You can up-cycle old furniture from inside your house. You can add benches and hammocks. Attach swing sofas or create a wooden sofa out of pallet wood. Add a cushion, and you have a rustic, stylish outdoor seating.

For your outdoor dining area, ensure maximum comfort. Use comfortable chairs with durable cushions where you can enjoy cocktails over some conversations with family and friends.

Outdoor lounge and dining areas are not only relaxing and comfortable. They can also be visually captivating, especially if you play with proportion and scale.

Warm Up the Yard with a Fire Pit

Everybody loves to gather around a warm fire on a summer night, especially during colder months. Build a hangout zone where you, your family, or your friends can relax. You can also add a comfortable spot by including a daybed near the fire pit. Don’t forget the pillows.

Build an Outdoor Bar

Outdoor kitchen for entertaining guests

Take advantage of your backyard and build an outdoor bar for more stylish entertainment. Backyard bars are a natural extension of your dining room, especially if you already have an outdoor dining area.

For your counter, choose eye-catching tile designs and hang string lights around the area to give it a summery vibe or to make it look more romantic.

Designate an Area for the Kids

Don’t forget that kids want to hang out in the backyard, too. If you have children at home, make sure to include a kid’s corner in the garden where they can play. Add play structures such as a water slide if you have a pool, swing, hopscotch board, a treehouse if possible, seesaw, sandbox, and more. The possibilities are endless!

Finally, keep your backyard tidy to make it more inviting and lovely. Trim plants where possible. Remove dead leaves and other debris. Add colorful plants. Arrange seats and other stuff. Just don’t leave the area cluttered.

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