Get Inspired – Summer is here! Create a tranquil but playful backyard with easy design ideas for every budget and space size!
1. Build a Small Pergola
Create a Pergola covered with climber plants for a secluded space combining beauty and functionality. Pergolas offer an ideal shade for lounging or dinning outdoors during the Summer season and a protected area in the Spring and Fall. Our favourite climbers? Wisteria for a delightful smell, Climbing Roses for a romantic take, Grapevine for a Mediterraniean flare, or Bougainvilleas for a unique pop of color! Not enough space? Bring in a covered Arch or a lattice Trellis for a mini shady retreat!
2. Lay a Stone Walkway
Building a path of stepping stones is an inexpensive, simple way to add instant charm to any backyard. It brings the beauty of the natural materials and a vibe of wilderness. Plus, it is creative and seamless way to visually separate different functional areas and definitely a kid’s friendly feature!
3. Bring in a Garden Water Feature
For spaces, climates or budgets where pools are not choice, a small water feature can do the trick and bring a unique whimsical sense of relaxation. We are loving splash wall fountains, wild stone pathway water falls and rustic ponds! Complement with aquatic plants and freshwater colourful fish if you brave building a micro-habitat!
4. Create a Cozy Backyard Hangout
Choose a shady area and bring outside a small sofa, a couple of chairs, or simply hang an hammock. Thrown in some pillows and an eclectic side table and you have the perfect corner for reading a book, taking a Summer nap, or enjoying a glass of wine! Play with colours, shapes and outdoors resilient materials to achieve a cozy and informal lounge look. Don’t forget to place some lanterns for the nighttime!
6. Make Space for the Kid’s
Nothing speaks Summer better then letting children play outside all day. Create a kid’s backyard heaven with playful features. Wall climbers, sliders and swings are easy to install and maintain- just look for natural materials and colours. And If you dare, build a playhouse!