Create Your Dream Backyard

Make the most of summer by creating your own little paradise right in your backyard, with these simple decorating and design tips.


Seating is a key aspect when creating your ideal backyard. A comfortable lounger or plush outdoor couch will allow you to kick back and relax with a good book and enjoy the warm summer sun and fresh air. It’s also important that your seating can accommodate guests, for when you’re throwing a fun-filled backyard party.

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Lighting is sometimes a feature that can be overlooked when decorating an outdoor space. However, string lights, candles and even chandeliers create a romantic and cozy environment. Sitting amongst lush foliage, under a bed of string lights, in good company, is the perfect way to spend a warm summer evening.

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Entertainment Station

What good is a backyard oasis if you aren’t enjoying it with those closest to you? An outdoor entertainment station is key for hosting your summer get togethers with all your friends and family. Equipped with a BBQ and bar area, hosting will be a breeze.

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Fire Pit

A firepit naturally evokes reminiscent feelings, as a place where stories are shared, and memories are made. Incorporating one into your backyard design is a way of creating a space for your friends and family to gather and enjoy each other’s company.

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