With summer being just around the corner, we are all slowly beginning to migrate from our cozy living rooms to our sunny backyards, looking to catch some fresh air and enjoy the greenery. This is the perfect time to make your outdoor space livelier and more enjoyable for the whole family. Here are my top 5 picks that will bring some fun into your life, while also being a great addition to the look of your backyard.
Perfect for those lazy days when you just want to lay around and soak up the sun, the hammock is a must-have for every backyard lover. It’s a great place to unwind with a good book or watch your favorite series on your laptop while being outside. It’s also ideal for doing some stargazing in the evening, just add some pillows and a blanket if it gets a little chilly, and you have the most comfortable little nest!
The backyard instantly becomes a more enjoyable place when a swing is added to it. It doesn’t matter if it’s for the adult who is still a child at heart, or for your kids who are surely going to have endless hours of fun on it! These round tree swings add a very cute, playground vibe to your backyard, and are especially enjoyable for kids who like to climb up together and play while they’re on the swing.
Another item that is especially enjoyable to our youngest family members is the good old trampoline. Having a trampoline is a great way to create a little place in the backyard where your kids can have loads of fun and stay active. Any kid would immediately drop their phone or tablet to go outside and have a turn at the trampoline. It’s timeless fun!
This item is particularly close to my heart, since I own a hanging chair and I have spent so many beautiful days on it! I’ve actually written quite a few of my blog posts while sitting in it, so it’s a great place to get some work done and make it your mini-office for the day. Or if you ever just want to grab a drink and relax, this chair is made for it. It’s super comfy and is also a perfect addition for creating a boho/chic ambient in your backyard!
Something that always brings lots of fun to the entire family is an inflatable pool. You can surround it with palms or leafy plants, add a little table with fruit salads and refreshments, and you have yourself a little tropical corner in your own backyard. The kids will love it, since they get to splash around and play all day! And let’s not forget how good it feels to just chill in the water on those hot summer days and sip on a nice, cold cocktail.
The bottom line
Regardless of whether you’re a laid-back person who just wants to relax in a hammock or a wild spirit who wants to spend the day swinging in the wind, there are plenty of things that you can incorporate into your outdoor space to make it more enjoyable and fun. When decorating a backyard, it’s important to remember what type of atmosphere you want to create, and which activities you mainly plan on having in that space. Once you have that figured out, you can start filling your backyard with your own items and furniture.