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Tips to Make an Enchanting Oasis in Your Outdoor Living Area

Updated on March 4, 2020
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Anna Fox is the Content Marketing Strategist of Señor Mist, a Phoenix, Arizona-based company that provides high pressure misting systems.

Did you know that you can have an enchanting oasis right within your property?

Just imagine yourself sitting outside reading your favorite book on a summer day, with a high-quality fog misting system keeping you cool. Or you can spend time with your kids, and you don’t even have to go far. All you have to do is step outside the back door of your home, and you’ll have a soothing and beautifully-designed backyard as your playground.

It’s going to require a lot of effort on your part to make all of that a reality, of course, but when you’re done, you’ll have an outdoor living space that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Here are some tips that will help you build an enchanting oasis right in your outdoor living area.

Clear Your Outdoor Area

Clearing your backyard of clutter will always be the first step when you’re trying to make it a suitable outdoor living area for your family. So if you have old furniture, bikes, or any stuff you no longer use lying around your property, make sure you get rid of them before starting your project.

Plants and Trees Make A Difference

An outdoor living space that has no shortage of greenery makes for a very relaxing backyard. The trees provide a lot of shade, while plants of various sizes and flowers that bloom from some of them make the whole place a sight to behold.

Install A Fountain Or Any Water Feature

The most prominent feature of an actual oasis in the desert is water. If you want to make your version of an oasis right inside your property, then it’s only right to put up water features like a column fountain, a small waterfall, a mini pond, or even a simple birdbath. However, if you have the budget for it, then go ahead and build a swimming pool if you want.

Build A Patio

A patio or a deck would be a perfect feature for your outdoor living area. With comfortable outdoor furniture, ideal lighting, and an excellent outdoor heating system, you can spend many days and nights outdoors entertaining guests or simply hanging out with your loved ones.

More Lights

Your patio doesn’t have to be the only one with good lighting. You can actually illuminate your entire backyard, and you can be creative about it. You can wrap string lights around trees, install garden path lights, or even go for torches that burn oil to keep your outdoor living area well-lit and always open for use in the evenings.

Put Up Some Weather Protection

Bad weather can easily ruin an otherwise enjoyable time in your outdoor living space, and that’s why you need to put up some measure of protection from the weather in your backyard. You can protect the area from stronger than usual winds if you grow a vertical garden. A gazebo right in the middle of the backyard would also serve as a refuge from the rain. Your patio could also use some protection from the harsh rays of the sun with exterior shades. And whenever the nights become so cold, a fire pit would be great. An entire outdoor heating system would be even better.

Make Privacy A Priority

You can create the most beautifully-designed outdoor living space, yet it won’t be as relaxing as you would like it to be if people can just look right into it from the street or their property.

For a truly relaxing outdoor living area, you have to give it privacy, and the only way you can do that is to put up a fence to keep prying eyes away.

You have a variety of fencing options available to you. You can go for a more rustic look with a tall fence made of wood or bamboo. You can also plant tall trees and hedges around your backyard to serve as a privacy fence.

These are just some of the ways you can transform your backyard into an amazing outdoor living space. If you have even more creative ideas, then don’t hesitate to do them as well. The effort of transforming your backyard into an enchanting oasis will require a lot of them, after all.

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