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4 Tips for Creating a Relaxing Backyard Retreat

It’s easy to take advantage of the many ways to create a relaxing space inside your home. With the right combination of comfortable furniture, ambient lighting, tasteful artwork, a few pillows and blankets, you can create a “nook” in just about any room in the house. However, many people forget that it’s just as easy to personalize their outdoor spaces!

Your yard may seem like nothing special now, but the possibilities are practically limitless. Whether you have a small space, are concerned about sloping land, or simply don’t know where to start, Dreamscape Designers is the trusted choice for landscape improvement projects throughout Hampton Roads, and we’d be happy to help you. Here are a few helpful ideas for creating your very own outdoor oasis:

  1. Add water features. For centuries, cultures around the world have used flowing water in sacred spaces for its calming effects. A small pond, a fountain, a swimming pool or hot tub can give your backyard a spa-like feel.

  2. Invest in comfortable seating. Outdoor seating doesn’t mean you need to compromise comfort. There are plenty of options for chairs, benches, and chaise lounges with cushions to match your style, while also being cozy and weatherproof! Add a small café table and you have the perfect spot for a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

  3. Take the inside outdoors. One of the most functional ways to create an outdoor living space is by bringing elements of the kitchen or living room to the yard. Create a full bar experience with outdoor cooking and refrigeration elements, or add comfort and entertainment with a custom designed fire pit!

  4. Light up the night. When the sun goes down, you don’t need to go indoors. No matter what your style, there are all kinds of varieties of outdoor lighting options that can be added to your landscape. From string lighting, automated or solar-powered lights, ceiling fixtures, spotlights and so much more, we’re happy to help you decide the best way to add safety and ambiance to your yard.

Think of your patio or backyard as an extension of your indoor spaces, rather than areas completely separate from your home. If you’re gathering with the family, entertaining guests, or simply getting some quiet time alone to read or rest, there is nothing quite as relaxing as fresh air and the sounds of nature. By keeping the above list in mind, you’ll always have a retreat available to you – simply step outside!

If you’re ready to begin making your yard your own personal oasis, give our expert landscape design and installation team a call: 757-412-1265.

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