Having a backyard can be exciting if you know how to get the most out of your space. Make your backyard feel like an outdoor oasis with these ideas for creating a space where your family and friends can spend time, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors.

Stylish Outdoor Furniture

In the Australian Climate, investing in stylish and comfortable outdoor furniture makes a lot of sense since we spend so much time during the summer months outside, eating, relaxing and entertaining. Cane and wicker are stylish and inviting options. Be sure to choose something comfy that you and your guests can easily while away a few hours sitting or lying on. Add some colourful outdoor pillows and cushions for more appeal and to add your personal style.

Create Privacy

Surround your yard with green privacy screening, trees, creeping vines or even a fence.  Adding a barrier between you and your neighbors and making your backyard more private is the key to be able to fully relax and enjoy spending time in your backyard as much as you do indoors. It will also give your yard a more enclosed ambiance, making it feel like another room of your home.

Add a Fire Pit

This is the perfect way to gather everyone around and make the space feel more like home. From roasting marshmallows to sharing stories and a few drinks, a communal fire pit with surround seating is a fantastic addition to the back yard for memorable family evenings,, kids’ birthdays and to entertain friends and relatives.

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Add a Hammock

Perfect for our climate and kicking back on lazy summer days, adding a backyard hammock will give your space a laid-back, tranquil ambiance and invite complete relaxation. There’s nothing quite like reading a good book, flicking through a mag or having an afternoon nap in a backyard hammock!

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting in the backyard is a great way to create a festive and romantic atmosphere. String lights can be all you need to add a special touch to backyard evenings and gatherings.

Consider a Pool

A pool can be a hefty investment, but if you have the space and you’re looking for something to make your backyard more inviting, and to keep you and your family cool in summer, a pool will certainly do the trick. Having a pool brings friends and family together and is a great focal point for kids parties and summer entertaining.

Outdoor dining

Having a dining table outside is perfect for casual family meals or summer entertaining. Complete your outdoor dining and entertaining space with a BBQ and bar area.

Having great food, people, drinks, and of course a backyard will create lasting memories for everyone. The only problem you will have is getting your guests to leave.

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