With everything going on in the world today, it is important to take time to relax and separate yourself from any negativity you may be feeling. In this time of social distancing, it may not be as easy for you to hang out at your local city park. We took this as an opportunity to transform our small backyard into a tranquil oasis. Here are some tips and inspiration!
Creating a Private space:
Living in the city has its advantages and disadvantages. The lack of privacy and noise were the main issues we wanted to address. A simple lattice screen is a great way to create privacy from nosy neighbors. You can use a water fountain to help cancel the noise coming from the street, this creates a Zen ambience that is calming and relaxing.
Planting a vine can give a lattice screen a more natural look. We suggest a clematis. This vine grows back every year, produces gorgeous blue mauve flowers in the spring, and requires little to no maintenance. If you are not a gardener, we suggest picking easy to care for greenery, such as vines or ferns.
Furnishing the space:
When furnishing your outdoor space, make sure to measure first, and consider the size and shape of the space. Leave enough room around your furniture so you can easily get around it. Another important consideration is choosing comfortable yet also durable furniture. If you live somewhere with a lot of temperature and weather variation, we suggest you look into synthetic resin furniture.
Decorating your outside space:
You are probably familiar with decorating your indoor space but have you considered decorating outside? One great way to elevate your backward is to hang plants or outdoor artwork. We have products that make hanging things on bricks or vinyl easy! Check out our DécoVinyl™ and DécoBrick™.
Do you have any DIY backyard projects planned this summer? Check us out on social media and send us pictures of your backyard oasis.
Remember to stay healthy, be kind and help where you can. Express your creativity and together, we’ll learn to adapt and co-create a better world.
-The UTR Team