Sitting outside in your backyard on a warm summer night is one of the most pleasant experiences that you can have. Whether you simply want to make your backyard space more inviting for entertaining a few guests or whether you anticipate having your kids and grandkids come over for family barbecues, this article will get you started with three simple things you can do to make your backyard space more enjoyable.
Even if your backyard is cleanly mowed, has comfortable seating, and space for entertainment, it won’t be the oasis that you want if it isn’t shaded from the sun. When it comes to choosing your shade options, there are a lot of different factors to consider.
You could go with manmade options like umbrellas that are able to block the sun over certain parts of your backyard space. This provides a quick solution to the lighting problem. On the other hand, you could also plant shade trees. The only downside to this route is that it typically takes years to develop trees’ full capacity to provide shade. Another option is to put in a Bioclimatic Pergola. The one we offer from US Pergola Systems (part of White Aluminum), is fully adjustable and comes with a motorized louvered roof to better protect you from all sorts of weather in Florida. They can even have a rain or wind sensor to allow it to automatically close in the rain and open if it detects strong winds.
As you’re considering how to spruce up your space, it can be tempting to add a variety of different embellishing pieces to your yard. Though some of these pieces can provide a nice touch, natural decorations are unique and offer a chance to use your creativity, without making the space look overworked.
Consider adding colorful flowers, trees with beautiful draping branches, or different bright colored bushes side by side. Putting natural accents in your backyard will help your space feel colorful and pleasant while simultaneously eliminating a feeling of being overly cluttered.
It may seem like such a small thing to consider when updating your outdoor entertainment space, but lighting can make a huge difference in the usability and enjoyment of your space. Often, you may have fixtures attached to the siding of your house, but this light does not always illuminate the space effectively. Adding lighting like rustic bulbs or strings of light can be a simple and inexpensive way to light areas of your backyard space that otherwise would be dark in the evening.
Creating a perfect entertainment space doesn’t have to be difficult. Even incorporating one of these ideas can make a big difference in making your space feel more inviting. With a few simple adjustments, you can help your guests feel like lounging outside for hours.
We can help you to create the perfect outdoor space for you and your guests. Request a quote from us to get started!