Having a backyard leaves you with plenty of options that you have when it comes to decorating this area. No matter if it’s just a small space or a whole yard, there are many things that you can do to make a beautiful outdoor sitting place, starting from small DIY projects to having the possibility to place a whole sitting furniture outside.
In this article we would like to share these ten ideas with you. There is something for everyone’s taste, so we hope you’re going to find what you need. Have fun!
1. Decorate with String Lights
There’s something about string lights that can make the atmosphere so cozy and romantic. It will remind you of warm summer nights and beautiful conversations with your family and friends! Creating this kind of atmosphere is really easy, as all you need is a pair of string lights. Place them somewhere in your garden, for example wrap them around a tree, just like on the picture.
2. Add Details
No matter if it is a flower garden, DIY craft or just a small pillow on your garden bunch, having details in your garden is very important. They can make it way more charming, especially if they’re a match. Take a look at this photo – the pillow and the flowers are matching very well, especially with their purple color. This is a very easy way to make a difference in your garden.
3. Al Fresco
The term “al fresco” comes from the Italian language and here it applies to dining outside. If you have a family who loves spending time outside and have barbecues during weekends, this is the kind of sitting area you need – something that will fit all of you and would be comfortable enough for everybody. Pick a nice outdoor furniture, add pillows for extra coziness and a bouquet on the table to make it stylish.
4. Around the Fire Pit
Here’s another way to arrange the sitting area in your garden. If dining outside isn’t your thing, but you still want to be outside, having fun and talking, then you know that sometimes at night it can get cool. So, to fix this and use it in your advantage, you can place a fire pit to warm you during those nights. Arrange cool outside chairs with pillows and you’re ready for some family fun!
5. Table for Two
It can’t get any simpler than this – two chairs, a table and pots of flowers around you. You can also place vases on table to add more details and pillows on the chairs to keep you feeling comfortable. This option isn’t that expensive, as all you need is just three items that you can find at flea markets, but that all depends on your taste and preferences.
6. Cozy Corner
If you don’t have enough budget to spend on fancy patio furniture or fire pits, you can just pick a corner of the patio or somewhere else in your garden and make it a place for just few people and make it as cozy as possible. Place two chairs, a small table and surround them with vintage or rustic objects and flowers to make the place pleasant and visually beautiful.
7. Sunbath Fun
Not everyone gets the chance to sunbath on a beautiful sandy beach, so we can at least try to recreate the whole atmosphere at home. Buy chaise lounge chair and a big umbrella to keep you protected from the hot summer sun. The next thing you’ll need to do is to experiment with decorating the area. Take this photo for example – few flower pots and cushions should do the trick.
8. Cushi Cabana
If you want to bring some beach vibes in your garden, then this is the perfect way to do it. For this you’ll need a cabana lounge and few items in order to achieve the perfect atmosphere, such as cotton curtains, deep seat cushions for the furniture and decorative objects, such as wine barrels and a wood trunk that can serve as both a table and for storage. Don’t forget to add other decorative objects, such as plants and lamps.
9. Outdoor Living Room
This is definitely not the usual patio furniture you’re used to see, but it’s still something worth the try. It has boho vibes, it is cozy and stylish! For this outdoor sitting, it’s very important to have the right floor. Then, it’s important to choose the right pieces. If you go for boho style, make sure to pick a nice carpet, plenty of plants and maybe some typical boho decor, such as dream catcher.
10. Greek Style
You can easily create your own Greek-inspired sitting area in the garden. For this is very important to choose a simple and similar sitting furniture to the one that the Greeks use. Most of the times there are no cushions, unlike the rest of the ideas on the list. To make the whole place even more Greek, you can plant an olive or tangerine trees near the sitting area.