Dreamy Backyard Design Ideas For Summer

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There is nothing better than having a backyard where you can relax after a long and stressful day at work. Designing your dreamy backyard will give you a place where you can destress, cool down and reach that level of tranquility.

Focus on Creating Privacy

First and foremost, you need to ensure that you have enough privacy. If you don’t have enough privacy and your space is not secluded, it will not have that dose of dreaminess. The good thing is that you can easily do so with anything from high fences to large planters and hedges. If you only have a patio, you can add curtains and if you live in an apartment, think about adding plants that will make your space more private.

Eliminate Any Bug Issues

Another very important step you need to think about when creating a dreamy backyard is eliminating any bug issues. Because if there are bugs, you are less likely to be hanging out there. Even though it is impossible to eliminate them all, you can control and minimize the amount of them. The best way to do so is to decorate with things such as citronella candles to ward off any pests.

Create a Hangout Area

When you are choosing the furniture for your backyard, make sure that you will be able to arrange it to create a hangout area. There are a couple of ways you can arrange your hangout stop. One is by placing your chairs in a circle so everybody can talk, and the other is simply placing sofas across from one another. Make sure that the furniture is close enough to have a conversation with someone by far enough to have enough space for yourself.

Choose A Fun Outdoor Rug

If you have a deck, patio or gazebo, think about adding a fun outdoor rug to spice up your space. It will add a pop of color, and it will bring that coziness that you are missing from your dreamy yard.

Have at Least One Fun Feature

The best way to make your backyard comfortable and enjoyable is to add at least one fun feature to it. You can include things like a hot tub or splash pads, hammocks, fire pits, or you can go for a fun pool renovation idea. Adding fun features to your backyard will make your dreamy oasis complete and unique.

Add Outdoor Dining Tables And Chairs

During warmer months, you will spend as much time as you can outside. So why not making the yard a place where you can do everything just like on the inside. Think about adding outdoor dining tables and chairs to complete the dreamy yard. Make sure that your outdoor furniture is made out of waterproof materials to tie everything together. You can even have multiple sets of furniture around your yard. Having a separate coffee table and dining table will make it cozier and homier.

Add Places To Lounge

As we have mentioned above, you should have places where you can sit down and hang out with people, but you should also have a place where you can lounge and read a book or watch a movie. Think about adding things like hammocks, swing beds as well as some bean bags. The key to having a dreamy yard is making it as comfortable and cozy as possible. 

Create An Outdoor Kitchen

What better to complete your dreamy yard than having a place where you can cook and do all the meal prep. You will want to have anything that you should normally in your indoor kitchen, as well as a built-in grill or a standalone one. Make sure that you have all the accessories out there with you so you can easily make food without having to go back and forth.

Add Cute Outdoor lighting

The best way to maximize the time that you can spend outside is to add some lights. There are so many options that you can go for when it comes to outdoor lighting. Depending on what vibe you would like to go for, you can either go for string lights, candles or solar-powered lighting.


At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you have a huge or small yard. All you need to do is put your heart and soul into decorating it, and you will have the dreamiest backyard of all times.


About The Author: Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, but her ultimate passion is design and creation. She is also a bibliophile and her favourite book is “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.
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