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How to turn your backyard into a fun outdoor living area

When the weather is nice it’s hard to resist spending time outdoors. It’s why the backyard is a great place to spend your free time. There are multiple ways in which you can turn this space into a fun outdoor living area.The backyard is usually associated with the barbeque area, the place where friends and family members gather to spend time together and enjoy a good meal. That’s why a fire pit would be a very nice element to include in the backyard décor. However, make sure you place it a clear and open space, away from trees, branches or plants.

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A fire pit is a fun item to hang around both during the day and at night when you can admire the flames. Another great detail, this time only to be useful during the night, is the lighting system. You can use energy efficient solar powered lights that will beautifully light up your backyard without any wires. You can opt for minimalist lamps that you can hang in the trees or for other types of devices.

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If you have a pool then you can use it as a focal point for the backyard. You can use fluorescent lights to decorate it, you can surround it with plants and flowers and you can even create a colorful mosaic to be admired.

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The backyard is also a great place to decorate with plants. Natural plants are part of the outdoor décor and they are also a simple way to turn a plain space into a colorful and friendly area. You can use potted plants or you can even create a garden. If you don’t have much time to use taking care of them you can opt for low-maintenance plants that often don’t even need irrigation.

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We’re already discussed several ways in which you can make the backyard more welcoming and friendly but in order to be able to fully enjoy it also has to be a comfortable space to hang around. For example, you can include a gazebo in the décor. It’s great for dining and entertaining and it’s like having a room outdoors.

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If you prefer something less complex, you can opt for a daybed, a set of lounge chairs with some cozy decorative cushions and an outdoor coffee table. Whatever choices you make, you need to be careful when choosing the furniture. It has to be made of weather-resistant materials and it should also be easy to clean, in which case removable covers are great.{picture sources:1,2,3,4 and 5}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 10, 2012

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