Make Your Backyard More Inviting with these 9 Tips

Written By Alla Levin
July 29, 2021

Make Your Backyard More Inviting with these 9 Tips

The summertime is the greatest time for having some outdoor hospitality. The sun is out, it feels great, the garden has so many colors, what’s there not to love? Being hospitable outside is far easier than indoors because you can easily clean up, there is more space, plus there’s far less prep time. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to turn your backyard into an inviting lush oasis. It can be done with these tips.

It’s all in the furniture

You’ll want to make sure that the outdoor furniture that you’re using not only looks good but it feels comfortable. There are so many options in terms of patio furniture, and you can also go the DIY route as well. Just be sure that you’re picking furniture that’s big enough, so nobody feels cramped, but also not too big to where people struggle to move around.

Bring in some colors

Once you decide on your furniture, you’ll get to the fun part of adding cushioning and comfort. This is a fun way to personalize your deck or patio while making it look cozy too. Start by deciding on a color scheme that you may want, and then you’ll want to gather outdoor pillows that come in a variety of sizes and patterns. This adds a fun pop of color which can help make it feel all cozy. You can also add a rug to the seating area for additional color and texture.

Fire pits

Fire pits are always a hit when it comes to planning a backyard party. These are perfect for those cold summer nights but also roasting marshmallows for smores. Fire Pits come in so many shapes, sizes, designs, and different forms to fuel them. You can even go the DIY route for a fire pit if you wanted to. These are a great way to show some hospitality while also creating a bit of personality in the backyard.

Pick the focal point

It’s best to pick where the main focal point of the backyard will be. This will help create a more versatile garden, but this can also help differentiate the different activity zones.  An example of this would have one area where space is carved out for a piece of furniture arranged, such as a dining area. Another spot in the yard containing a pergola or gazebo that’s meant to be a lounging space and one more area that’s meant to be dedicated to outdoor games.

Create Shady Spots

It’s important to beat the heat by having some shade in your backyard. On the hotter and brighter days of the summer, your guest will be happy to get some relief from the sun. There are plenty of ways to add some decorative shading, such as gazebos, pergolas, parasols, awnings, or even something like a mature tree.

Outdoor kitchen

If your family loves to grill, then this could be a great addition to the backyard. Not only will this be inviting towards the guests, but it will also impress them too. These will greatly enhance your experience with cooking outdoors, preparation time will be far quicker, plus the cleanup will be a breeze.  

Bring in lushness with some plantsBring in lushness with some plants

Surrounding yourself and your guests with beautiful plants is a great way to make the outdoor area feel far more inviting. There are so many ways you can style with plants, such as making a bouquet arrangement as a centerpiece, potted trees and flowers near the seating area, or just nicely decorated in the garden. This can also help bring in more aromatic smells into the garden, such as a rose bush.


An outdoor oasis should feel enclosed and safe. To achieve this, you should look into fences, lattices, or even plant some shrubs. These are all great ways to define the outdoor space while also getting privacy from the neighboring houses. Plus, this feels more inviting to guests because they won’t feel as if they’re being watched.

Bring in decorative elements

The beauty of your backyard should have decorative and artistic elements that make it stand out while also bringing in your personality to shine. You can achieve this in so many fun ways. Adding a water feature such as a fountain or a can bring some peace and tranquility to your garden while also giving it a luxurious feeling. You can also accessorize your garden by adding statues or garden plaques to it. Any ornamental will help bring some personality into it.

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