If you’ve decided that you feel like transforming your garden into something new then why not consider turning it into a spa sanctuary. A place where you can relax and unwind at the end of a long day…
Before you do anything, you need to plan what your garden could achieve. Consider how the sun enters and leaves your garden and how you can create a space that hides undesirable aspects and enhances the beautiful parts of your garden. If you have a small garden then remember not to over clutter your space and consider placing accessories in the far corners of your garden. This will help to create the illusion of a bigger garden.
Extend Your Living Space
See your garden as additional living space and create a garden which has comfy seating, just like you have inside of your home. Purchase easy to assemble furniture such as an outdoor sofa and table collection and consider having an outdoor rug. When it comes to soft furnishings use the nature around you for creativity. For example, look for colourful cushions with vibrant patterns and colours such as earthy greens, vivid oranges and yellows and add a splash of hot pink. When it comes to your outside dining table, you need to dress this in the same way that you would inside. Choose decorative tablecloths and coloured glassware to appreciate some al fresco dining.
Is there anything more peaceful that sitting around a fire with family and friends? There are different choices when it comes to outdoor fireplaces. You can go for a small one that can be picked up from a DIY store or alternatively you can opt for a larger gas fireplace. With an outdoor fireplace you are able to spend time outside in the backyard all year round. Consider how many people you want to be able to sit near the fireplace, as this affects the size of the fireplace that you choose. You need to make sure that you have enough room around the fireplace so that everyone can sit around during a colder evening.
Lighting in your garden is very important as it can create focus areas. You don’t need to light up the whole of your garden, instead focus on specific areas where you need to add some ambient lighting. When it comes to evening time, nice lighting will help to set the mood for those summer evenings. You could opt to light the corners of your garden using uplighters or lanterns. Add throws onto your comfy chairs for warmth and use hurricane lamps with candles to create a warm atmosphere.
Consider adding plants such as Japanese maples, bonsai trees or miniature cedar to really give your spa sanctuary that tranquil feeling. Use tree mulch around the base of the trees to finish off the look of your garden. Other greenery will also help to add some privacy to your backyard. For this aspect consider large shrubs and flowers which can add colour as well as privacy to your backyard. When it comes to which flowers to choose, try and pick fragrant flowers such as gardenia or jasmine as these will add a lovely scent to your spa garden.
If you want to create a spa sanctuary in your backyard then a hot tub/spa pool is definitely worth considering. A hot tub is the perfect place to relax and de-stress after a long day’s work. Hot tubs are not just great for the mind, they are also great for your body and health too. Warm water and the circulation from the jets is known to help tired and sore muscles, it aids circulation, helps with lower back pain and also improves digestion. A hot tub is also a great place to gather with your friends. To help you to get in and out of your hot tub easily, it may be worth building some steps that you can use to climb in and out of your hot tub with ease.
Relaxing music is an important feature for your spa backyard. You can now get products that have been purposely designed for outdoor use. For example, music players and speakers that are waterproof. These kinds of products will help to create the right ambience, as well as keep your friends entertained.
If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then your backyard needs to have a kitchen too! Once again if you have a kitchen outside you will be able to spend more time in your backyard all year round. When it comes to deciding what to have in your outdoor kitchen you could consider:
– A small bar area with some stools and a small grill.
– A larger area with a drink bar, counters and a refrigerator.
There are many different kinds of water features to choose from for your spa sanctuary. Consider one that’s like a stone wall which has the water flowing downwards or alternatively choose one where you can see small waterfalls flowing down large rocks and stones. If you’d prefer a more peaceful water feature then consider a small pond.
To be able to appreciate your backyard spa all year round it may be worth considering investing in something that will protect you from the elements. For example, a pergola, or a wooden gazebo. You can look for one that suits your garden as these are available in various shapes, sizes and prices. If you want to add some extra privacy to your gazebo/pergola then perhaps add some blinds.
With all of this to think about and add to your backyard, we are sure that you will be able to create a spa sanctuary backyard which you’ll be left very pleased with.