How To Upgrade Your Home And Create An Oasis In Your Backyard
A lot of people will find themselves looking in their backyards and realizing that it is not the way that they want it to be. If that is the case, then it is time that you upgrade your backyard and make it into a space where you will be able to relax after a long stressful day. Many people will just avoid doing it because they think their yards are too small. But no matter how big or small your yard is, you can turn it into your oasis.
Incorporate a Relaxing Water Feature
We all know that water features are often big investments. So depending on your budget, there are a few different things that you can do. If you have enough space and a big enough budget, you can go for something like an in-ground swimming pool or a hot tub, but if that is too much, you can go to a beautiful bird bath, a waterfall or a fountain.
Photo by Alderete Pools & Solar
Bring in Some Amazing Scents
Scents are a big part of making an oasis. The visual feature of the oasis you are creating can be enough for you to relax, but adding a beautiful scent will bring in more calmness and tranquillity. If you can’t fill your yard with scented flowers, trees or bushes, you can fill the yard with cute scented candles around the garden in fire-safe containers such as mason jars. One of the most common scented plants in warm places such as Australia is a jasmine shrub. You can’t go wrong with it.
Photo by Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
Improve Your Seating Area
Nothing will make your yard look like an oasis than having a cute pergola and a bunch of trees and plants in the background. You can add fun furniture pieces so you can have a space where you can sit and relax. There are a few different things that you can do depending on what look you are going for. You can go with simple outdoor furniture, or you can take it a step further and get a mohawk as well as some swing sofas.
Don’t Hold Back On the Greenery
One of the most vital parts of creating an oasis in your backyard is filing the yard with a bunch of greenery. When you are thinking about an oasis, you are probably imagining a yard full of luscious flowers and gorgeous plants. But some people don’t have a sense of decorating and landscaping, so you should think about looking into professional house rendering in Sydney or wherever you live. A professional will be able to help you build your secluded shelter from the stressful world where you can spend all of your free time.
Photo by Olander Garden Design
Declutter the Whole Yard
Something that doesn’t go together is clutter and relaxing. That is why you need to declutter every single corner of your backyard to have an oasis in it. You need to create a clean and calm space where you will be able to clear your mind of all the negativity.
Make Warm Ambient Lighting
A great way to ensure that you can use your oasis both during the day and night is by adding some ambient lighting. It is a simple project, and you can do it on your own in just a couple of hours. The best thing that you can add are fair lights of different colours, shapes and sizes, and you will create a whole new level of coziness.
Add a Fire Pit or Fireplace
Another great addition to your home when you are creating an oasis is a fire pit or a fireplace. Depending on your budget and skill levels, you can either make your fire pit or find ones that you can install. Adding either of these will give you a place where you can relax even when it’s a bit colder outside. No matter what you choose, you can’t make a wrong decision when adding a fire feature.
There is nothing that will make your home more amazing than having a personal oasis in your backyard. It will not only give you a reason to spend more time outside, but it will give you a space where you can decompress.
Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, and her ultimate passion is art and architecture. She is also a bibliophile and her favourite book is “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.