Remember that blissful vacation that was pure R & R? Lounging by the water, sipping on a cool beverage as you dug into your favorite novel—relaxed and carefree. While jetting off to far-flung destinations can be amazing, this type of travel isn’t always practical or affordable. But what if you could recreate some of the lavish comforts you enjoyed so much– right in your backyard? Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a single vacation, you can create a luxurious environment that can be enjoyed whenever the mood strikes.
There are many ways to create a resort-like ambiance in your own backyard. And when you are ready to sell your home and move on, these investments in outdoor living will demand a much higher price point. Consider these tips for turning your backyard into a relaxing staycation.
Make space for your favorite vacation activities
One of the best parts of going on vacation is participating in your favorite activities. For some people, that’s sunbathing and swimming, or perhaps napping in the shade. At home, hang a hammock under the trees for leisure time, create an adult rec space replete with bocce ball, or even a mini volleyball court. With a backyard staycation, you can adorn your outdoor space with everything needed for some serious playtime and relaxation. Plush daybeds and modern loungers let you spend Sunday afternoons snoozing in your backyard sanctuary. Now you just need some shade.
Create privacy & shade
Chaise lounges, daybeds, and hammocks definitely ease you into vacation mode, but they are of little use without proper protection from direct sunlight. A large umbrella or canopy is a quick fix, but for long-term enjoyment, nothing beats a luxury pergola with custom features like built-in lighting, designer fans, and privacy shades. These outdoor structures integrate interior comforts for a more pleasurable outdoor experience, whether you’re catching some shuteye on a sultry summer day or digging into a gourmet meal with friends and family. Transform your backyard into an inviting space with our Signature Louvered Roofs, Skyview Pergolas, or Serenity Pergolas by Outdoor Elements.
After hours lighting
Mood lighting is key for after-hours activities, and with the right glow and strategic placement, you can squeeze in more dinners, cocktail parties, and time with the kids after the sun has gone down. Consider twinkle lights (solar or electric) to brighten your space, depending on your layout and landscaping. If a pergola from Outdoor Elements is on your radar, keep in mind that our structures can be upgraded with integrated white or colored LED lights for maximum effect.
Invest in a backyard staycation this spring
Outdoor Elements USA can help you create a backyard paradise for a year-round staycation no matter where you live. Our pergola design specialists can make suggestions and bring your vision to life with a range of designer colors and finishes. Contact us today to speak with our experts.