Staycation In Style: Top 10 Tips to Making Your Backyard an Oasis with Fire

April 24, 2023 Danielle Hernandez

Here are our top ten tips to make your backyard an oasis:

Define Your Space

Determine what your space will be used for, and then plan accordingly. If you plan to entertain guests, you may need a large seating area or a grill. If you plan to use the space for relaxation and meditation, you may need a quiet and secluded area with a fountain or water feature.

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Consider Your Lifestyle

Your backyard oasis should reflect your lifestyle and interests. If you enjoy cooking and entertaining, consider adding a built-in grill, outdoor kitchen, or bar. If you enjoy gardening, consider adding raised garden beds or a greenhouse. If you enjoy sports and games, consider adding a basketball hoop, volleyball net, or a shuffleboard court.

Add Comfortable Seating

Comfortable patio furniture is essential in any outdoor space. Whether you choose lounge chairs, benches, or a sofa, make sure they are weather-resistant, and comfortable. Adding cushions and pillows will make your seating area more inviting. Don't forget to add a table or two for drinks and snacks.

Bring in Some Shade

Shade is essential in any outdoor space, especially if you live in a hot climate. Adding a pergola, gazebo, or shade sails can provide relief from the sun and add an elegant touch to your backyard oasis. You can also use umbrellas, awnings, or plant trees to create shade.

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Incorporate Natural Elements

Incorporating natural elements into your backyard oasis can create a relaxing and peaceful environment. Adding plants, flowers, and trees can provide color, texture, and fragrance. Water features such as fountains, ponds, and waterfalls can add a soothing sound and attract birds and wildlife. You can also incorporate natural materials such as stone, wood, and gravel to create paths, seating areas, and decorative accents.

Install Lighting

Outdoor lighting can enhance the ambiance of your backyard oasis and allow you to enjoy your space at night. Adding string lights, lanterns, or solar lights can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can also add spotlights to highlight architectural features or landscape elements.

Create Privacy

Creating privacy in your backyard oasis can make it feel like a secluded retreat. Adding a fence, trellis, or shrubs can block out neighboring views and provide a sense of true escape from the outside world. You can also create a living wall or add a pergola with climbing plants to create a natural barrier.

Add A Fire Pit Table

Not only does a fire pit table provide a warm and inviting ambiance, but it also serves as a focal point for gatherings and can quickly create a cozy outdoor space. It can also extend the use of your backyard into the cooler months, as well as allowing you to enjoy the outdoors sooner, when spring rolls around.

Fire pit tables come in a variety of styles and sizes, making it easy to find one that fits your aesthetic and space requirements.

Outdoor fireplaces from The Outdoor Greatroom Company create focal points and add visual interest alongside water features.

Create A Focal Point

Every oasis needs a focal point. It could be an outdoor fireplace, a water feature like a fountain or a pond, a flower bed, or a statement piece like a sculpture or a gazebo. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that draws the eye and adds interest to the space.

Maintain Your Oasis

Maintaining your backyard oasis is essential to keep it looking beautiful and functional. Regular watering, pruning, and cleaning can keep your plants healthy and your space inviting. Consider hiring a professional landscaper or gardener to get the job done.

The Outdoor Greatroom Company offers a variety of fire pit rocks, wind guards and burners to keep your fire pit table working for years to come. 

Remember to continue to clean and replace parts on your fire pit table. We offer a variety of fire pit rocks, wind guards and burners to keep your fire pit table working for years to come.

Turning your backyard into an oasis is a great way to create a peaceful and relaxing retreat right in your own backyard. By following our top ten tips, you can transform your backyard into a beautiful and inviting space that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Whether you’re looking to entertain friends and family or simply enjoy some quiet time alone, a backyard oasis is the perfect way to escape the stresses of daily life.