How To Create a Luxury Backyard Retreat

By Adam Womersley 14 June 2022


We all need an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and where better than your very own tranquil retreat in your own backyard or outdoor space?

If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space where you live, then you have the potential to create a peaceful retreat by adding just a few key features. Whether you’re a keen gardener or want to enjoy relaxing in your outdoor space in comfort, investing in your backyard is something you will enjoy for years to come.

Here, we explore some of the ways you can add hotel luxury to your own backyard and enjoy spending hours at a time in a peaceful retreat without having to leave your home!

Backyard Oasis Ideas on a Budget

Coming up with relaxing backyard ideas and creating a dedicated oasis doesn’t have to cost the earth or break your budget as a little imagination and choosing just a few different elements can make a big difference in creating a calming area.

Embrace Plants and Greenery

When creating your very own relaxing spot, starting with adding plants and foliage is a great budget-friendly way to instantly create a calmer environment. Whether that means tending to the plants you already have by weeding, watering and trimming or by adding new pots and seeds to your garden area, small changes can make a big difference.

We love the idea of planting exotic plants and lush grasses which give the idea of warmer climes and a natural environment. Facebook Marketplace is a great tool for saving cash on large established plants. You may be surprised what bargain you can find in your local area.

Add Calming Scents

Growing scented plants like lavender and rosemary can also help enhance that sense of relaxation as you spend time outside. If you’re not particularly green-fingered you could start with a few pots of heavenly scented roses or lavender and enjoy the smell whilst you kick back and relax.

Attract Wildlife

Is there anything more beautiful than the sweet sound of bird song? Well, encouraging nature to enjoy your garden is another great way to create the feel of being on a retreat and is easy to do on any budget. Try hanging a bird feeder or bird bath to attract birds and other animals to your outdoor space too. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you could even try and make your own birdfeeder.

Include a Seating Space

You don’t need loads of space for a dedicated seating area, they’re easily suitable for balconies or smaller yards too. Whether you buy a comfortable day bed to kick back on or invest in a hammock, having a comfortable spot to relax will encourage you to take 5 much more.

Designing the Perfect Outdoor Lounge Space

It’s not just about having the right comfort to spend hours in your peaceful garden retreat but creating the right environment to feel relaxed too. As well as adding greenery and plants which have a natural relaxing quality, dedicating a seated space in your garden or yard to sit and relax is another great way to create a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life.

If you have the space, try adding different sized trees or leafy plants like palms and long grasses so as they grow, they create a variety of shelter in different seasons. If you're looking to include a relaxed seating area too, try planting or positioning the pots around the seated spot so as they grow they create a natural barrier from the seasons, letting you sit outdoors all year.

If you're looking for the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, and you have the space for one, why not invest in a four-poster day bed to while away the hours in ultimate comfort. Our day bed mattresses are waterproof and fade-resistant too, so you won’t need to find extra storage either if you choose to leave the beds outside.

Choosing The Right Outdoor Bed For Your Space

Choosing the right outdoor bed to suit your newly created retreat takes some consideration; are you looking to spend hours at a time lying in the sunshine? Do you want to make a feature of your outdoor bed around a hot tub or pool? Or, are you wanting to invite guests round to enjoy your calming bit of oasis? Creating a sense of luxury within your own home is one of the best investments you can make, so choose the right bed for your space.

Still not sure which outdoor bed to invest in? Get in touch with our team today and we can help answer any questions you may have and direct you towards the right solution for your outdoor space.

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