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10 Ways To Make The Outdoor Areas More Relaxing

The only thing better than relaxing indoors on a beautiful sunny day is to do all that outside, surrounded by nature. But first you must make your outdoor look and feel inviting, relaxing and pleasant not just for you but also for your guests and anyone who might want to join you.

Make a cozy dining spot.

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Food somehow tastes better if you take it outside to enjoy it. So get a table, some chairs and organize a cozy dining spot. It can be in the garden, on the patio on anywhere you think you can get enough privacy as well as some lovely views.

Get a cozy bench and mood lighting.

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Make sure everyone can sit comfortably. Build or buy a long bench or maybe even a sectional for your back yard. Add seat cushions and pillows and hang some string lights if you want some mood lighting. A very nice idea would be to also have a fire pit at the center.

Relax!

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And in case you forget why you’re out there, hang a sign to remind you to always relax and enjoy life. This one says “relax”, really suggestive I would say and stays on the fireplace mantel.

Have a quiet reading corner.

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One of the most relaxing activities I can think of is sitting in a quiet and cozy corner with a good book. You might want to have such a nice spot in your backyard or garden. It should be private but not completely secluded.

Take a bath in your own relaxing oasis.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a private and fresh oasis where you can take a long and relaxing bath surrounded by nature and beauty? Find the right spot in your back yard or garden and start planning all the details.

Prep delicious meals in an outdoor kitchen.

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An outdoor kitchen makes things a lot more enjoyable. You won’t be trapped in the indoor kitchen anymore and you’ll actually feel the excitement around you. Outdoor kitchens are very practical if you’re planning outdoor parties, for prepping snacks and other simple things.

Hang some chairs.

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Hanging chairs are like swings but more comfortable and more suitable for adults. Instead of the usual chairs or benches in your backyard or patio, you can get some hanging chairs around a fire pit or table.

Build a pergola.

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Pergolas are perfect for entertaining guests but also for spending relaxing moments alone or with your family. Organize a relaxing sitting area with sectionals, benches or even sofas. You can train climbing plants to to stick to the columns and eventually forma green canopy.

Lounge in the sun.

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The sun is pretty much the thing that draws us outside. We just love lounging in the sun but we don’t want it getting too close so make sure you also get an umbrella or a shade sail.

Doze off in a hammock.

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Hammocks are so comfy and relaxing you can hardly stay awake. Hammocks are a must-have for every outdoor space. They’re very versatile, can be installed in a variety of ways, come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles and can even be handcrafted if you enjoy DIY projects. Loved by both children and adults, hammocks are guaranteed to be a big hit.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on July 26, 2011

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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