Staycation Style: Creating a Resort-Like Atmosphere in Your Backyard
Why wait for vacation when you can recreate the luxury and relaxation of a resort in your own backyard? With thoughtful planning and a touch of creativity, you can transform your outdoor living space into a personal retreat that’s available 365 days a year. Here’s how to create your own backyard staycation paradise.
1. Create Comfortable Seating Areas
The first step in creating a resort-like atmosphere is ensuring your outdoor space is as comfortable as your indoor living room. Invest in high-quality, weather-resistant furniture that invites lounging. Consider sectionals, daybeds, or hammocks, and don’t forget to add plenty of plush pillows for added comfort.
2. Make It Personal
One of the benefits of creating your own backyard oasis is the ability to customize it to your personal tastes. Love the beach? Incorporate coastal elements like seashells or a sand pit. Prefer the tranquility of the woods? Opt for rustic decor and lush foliage. The goal is to create a space that reflects your ideal vacation destination.
3. Add Water Features
Nothing says luxury resort quite like the soothing sounds of flowing water. Whether it’s a full-sized pool, a hot tub, or a tranquil garden fountain, water features add an element of serenity and luxury to your backyard.
4. Set the Mood with Lighting
Lighting is a crucial element in setting the ambiance. Soft, ambient lighting creates a warm, inviting atmosphere after the sun sets. String lights, lanterns, landscape lighting or solar-powered path lights can transform your backyard into an enchanting nighttime escape.
5. Designate a Dining Space
What’s a vacation without indulging in delicious meals? Create a designated outdoor dining area with a barbecue grill or even an outdoor pizza oven. For the full resort experience, consider a bar setup where you can mix your favorite vacation cocktails.
6. Lush Landscaping
The right plants can transport you to a different world. Choose plants that evoke your favorite vacation spots. Tropical plants like palms or hibiscus can give your backyard a Caribbean feel, while cacti and succulents can lend a southwestern vibe.
7. Don’t Forget Entertainment
Resorts are all about entertainment. Consider installing outdoor speakers for music, a screen for outdoor movie nights, or a space for lawn games.
8. Prioritize Privacy
Ensure your backyard paradise offers the same privacy as a secluded resort. Strategically placed fences, trellises, and vegetation can create a sense of seclusion.
A backyard transformation may take a bit of effort, but the end result—a personal, year-round resort— is well worth it and Rockaway is here to help! Remember, your backyard should be an extension of your home and a reflection of your personal style. With a bit of planning and creativity, every day can feel like a vacation!
From our office in Atlantic Beach and satellites throughout Northeast Florida, Rockaway Inc proudly serves both commercial and residential landscape design, maintenance, lawn care, irrigation, and outdoor living carpentry client needs in Jacksonville, St Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, St. Johns, and Fernandina Beach.