Tips for Create a Family Backyard Space

August 6, 2021

There’s nothing more enchanting than when the whole family gathers outside to enjoy each other’s company, play games, reminiscence on past moments, and share experiences. Whether you simply desire to go out and unwind after a tedious and demanding workday, or you just want to sip your afternoon coffee and listening birds chirping, having your private backyard sanctuary is a must. If you already own a nice backyard area, and you simply need to spruce it up a little bit to create a fantastic family spot, then you should read the following text. Here are some fabulous ideas on how to create a perfect backyard area for the entire family to enjoy and relax at.


Set a gathering area


First things first, you should determine where you want to place the tables and chairs for a stunning gathering spot. No matter how big or small your backyard is, by firstly setting a place where you would gather, you have a clear insight of how much other backyard space you have to work on. If you have a terrace or patio, then it’s a done deal, however, if you don’t, then you can build a small platform deck for instance.


Keep the lawn neat and clean


Once you’ve determined a steady and fanciful place to gather, it’s time to focus on the rest of the backyard. And the one thing you should always have a habit of doing is keeping it in perfect order. This means mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, watering the plants and lawn. Instead of seeing this as a tiring task, you can make it a family thing. Delegate the chores, for example, where you could cut and maintain the grass, while your kids water the plants. You could search for practical and quality reeling hoses that have an easy and steady rewind mechanism, perfect for the little ones.


Add a resting spot


Whether it’s you who wants to unwind after a long day or your kids who want to swing and play, every garden and backyard space needs a hammock. Hammocks represent a great way to transform your seemingly boring backyard area into a cozy lounge, ideal for afternoon naps. Find a great spot to install your hammock, and make sure that the bottom slope of the hammock sitting is not higher than 14 inches above the ground. By setting that height, your kids would be able to take a seat without worrying they would fall over.


Place versatile outdoor furniture pieces


You don’t need to spend an abundance of bucks to get bombastic outdoor furniture pieces, just use a little bit of your imagination. A nifty idea is to find, sand, paint, and assemble pallets to make an exquisite DIY couch. This is a great option, especially as you can make it lower so that even the little kids could sit appropriately. Then, you could add nice multipurpose and comfortable seating pieces like Ottomans, vintage bras tables, folding chairs, and some poufs.


Create a play area


Kids are feisty little creatures, and as there are many benefits of outdoor play in early childhood, you should aim to keep them busy and active in your backyard. Depending on the backyard space you have, there are numerous ways you can keep your kids engaged through play. You can build a small sandbox and place versatile plastic toys that will keep them busy. If you have a larger area, a great option is to build a small seesaw set, attach a swing to a tree, set up a trampoline, and place a small slide. No family-friendly outdoor space is thoroughly completed without something for the kids, so make sure you maximally utilize your backyard space for that.


Opt for vivacious hues


Kids and even grown-ups love bold and eclectic colors, as they uplift your spirit and allure positive vibes. As you aim to create a family-friendly space that is both comfy and fun, you should choose bold colors for the décor. Get funky velvet red cushions, or opt for navy blue fabric for the furniture, and place vivacious plush upholstery. Cheerful colors bring out your family’s lively personality, so make your backyard space more livable by making it cozy, warm, and welcoming.


Have a grilling spot


Even though it’s not so advisable to place a fire pit if you have small children, but you could get a nice portable fire pit which you could easily put away when the kids are running around. A fire pit is ideal for roasting marshmallows and chilling evening family gatherings. In all other cases, the best idea is to get (or build) a grill where you could enjoy in delicious family barbecue feast all year long. All family members love a delicious barbecue, so you could set up a nice folding grill table as well. Create a practical outdoor kitchen or a plain grilling station next to your backyard lounge area so you could enjoy cooking and chatting at the same time.


Consider going for an adequate shading option


When the temperatures skyrocket in the some, you and your family should enjoy in your little outdoor sanctuary without any interruption. That’s why you should consider installing some shading options. Pergolas are not so smart for the kids, even though they are a gorgeous option. The best solutions that are practical, safe, and inexpensive are either sleek shade sails or specific awnings. Both shading options will keep your family protected from the harmful UV rays, and they won’t impede kids from running and jumping as they don’t have any polls and legs like cabanas.


Let there be light


Everybody loves to sit outside even when the nigh walls, especially on the warm summer nights, so you should make sure your backyard space is properly illuminated. If you strive to keep a watchful eye on your budget, you could get eco-friendly solar-powered batters that harness the power of the sun or place modern LED, battery-operated candles inside marvelous and colorful copper lanterns. Hang multi-colored string lights for an extra glamorous effect, but only avoid lighting up (real) candles if you have small children.


Just as you were to decorate and set up the glam and practical ambient indoors, you should do the same outdoors to have a fantastic space everybody could enjoy. Nowadays, creating a harmonious and aesthetically appalling family backyard space is an easy deed as long as you incorporate some of the above-mentioned pieces of advice. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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