02 Oct How to Create a Backyard Relaxation Zone on a Budget
Creating a blissful relaxation zone in your own backyard can make those agonizing days at the office seem more bearable once you get home. Being able to Zen out and unwind can benefit both your body and mind by providing that much needed reprieve from that aggravating stress. If your backyard isn’t catering to your relaxation needs, then it’s time for a change. Plus, you can do it in the span of a weekend and without breaking the bank. Here are some handy tips on how to create a backyard relaxation zone on a budget.
What’s the Biggest Eyesore?
First, identify what’ the biggest issue that’s detracting from the look of your yard. Maybe it’s the patio stones, or the scratched up deck. By pinpointing the main areas of concern, you can focus your attention and resources appropriately.
Dress It Up
Creating a backyard relaxation zone doesn’t necessarily mean performing a U-Haul on it. All you need is to give it a face-lift by dressing it up. For example, throw down an appealing outdoor rug along focal lounging areas that can also cover the scratched up deck. You can also add a fresh coat of paint to old patio furniture to spruce it up.
Create a Green Wall
Hiding an ugly wall can easily be achieved by creating a green wall. These are stunning and inexpensive to make and can really add that extra touch of natural bliss to your backyard.
Create DIY Seating
You can also get creative with lounging or seating areas. Instead of purchasing new furniture, you can create your own bench by stacking low-cost concrete blocks together on top of each other. Then, cover the top surface with a snazzy foam cushion, along with colourful pillows to lean against. This is a great way to create a cozy, comfortable area to kick up your feet.
Enhance Your Lighting
If your current backyard lighting consists of a motion detector or spotlight, then this area needs some love. Lighting is all about creating the mood you’re after. So be mindful about the hue of lighting you use – warm hues are more relaxing than bright, cool hues – and where you place those sources of light. Consider purchasing some bulb lights to string around your focal lounging area to make it more cozy and intimate. Also, adding a few battery-operated candles around your backyard setting can really elevate that blissful setting.
Water Features & Scent
Finally, when you have the seating area done, and the lighting is covered, consider some of the final touches that have been proven to assist in achieving a more relaxed state of mind. Installing a water feature and listening to that trickle of water can really help soothe your body and mind. This doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive. You can check out local garage sales or even online sites such as Craigslist for great deals.
Then, adding some incense or an essential oil diffuser with scents such as lavender can provide the final touch to create the ultimate backyard relaxation zone in the comfort of your home.