If you have a home with a backyard, then it’s time to get the most out of it. How much time do you spend relaxing, having fun, and enjoying the outdoors in your own backyard? If you currently don’t spend too much time there, then it could be because you need to upgrade your outdoor entertainment spaces.
A good backyard design will encourage the entire family to spend more time outside. Even if you don’t have a large backyard, you can still design one or two outdoor entertainment spaces that’ll transform it, making it more enjoyable. Not sure where to begin?
In the guide below, you’ll find several backyard decorating ideas for creating entertainment spaces everyone will love. Grab your tent and sleeping bag because when you’re done you’ll never want to go back inside!
Create a Seating Area With a Fire Pit
One of the most important factors in a welcoming backyard is seating. Be sure to have enough seating for everyone in the family to sit outside comfortably at once. If you like to have guests over, then you might want to consider adding even more seating options.
A great way to create a seating area is with a fire pit. Fire pits help keep the bugs away and keep you warm on those chilly nights. When you have a fire pit outside, it prevents the colder temperatures from forcing you back inside.
Provide a few different chairs, benches, or multi-person swings around the fire. This will encourage multiple people to sit around the fire together.
Provide a Lounge Area With an Outdoor Rug
Another fantastic way to add more seating in your backyard is to provide a lounge area with an outdoor rug. A lounge area is a good place for relaxing. You, your family, and guests can lounge on a comfortable outdoor sofa while sipping on tea or wine.
This creates the perfect place for enjoying a favorite book or crossword puzzle as well. The outdoor rug is an essential part of this space because it adds warmth and comfort. It takes a piece of the indoors and brings it outside.
Use a Variety of Lighting Methods
If you want to get the most out of your backyard, then you’ll need to use a variety of lighting methods. Having lights outside is important because it allows you to enjoy your outdoor entertainment space during the evening hours as well. There are a few different ways to incorporate lighting.
It’s best to use a few different methods to ensure the entire space lights up at night. The following are a few examples to choose from:
- string lights or fairy lights (hang in/on trees and around the soffit on the house or screen room)
- tiki lights (use to light up walkways)
- solar garden lights (use in the garden design along the edges to prevent stepping in it)
These are just a few examples of how you can use lights in your backyard design. Try to have lights in every seating area and along every walkway to ensure the safety of everyone.
Find a Safe Spot For a Speaker and Play Tunes
Once you start creating an amazing outdoor entertainment space, you’re going to want to spend time improving it as much as possible. You’ll begin to want to make this space an oasis. A good way to tune out the rest of the world (traffic, neighbors, neighborhood dogs, and more) is to find a safe place for a speaker and play some tunes.
A BlueTooth speaker can connect to a phone or other audio device without having to be touched. You can install a high shelf under a covered area in your backyard where the speaker is safe from outdoor elements and accidents. Simply connect your music to the speaker and enjoy!
Include a Few Outdoor Competition Games
Who doesn’t love a good competition? If your family likes to play games with one another, then it’s time to invest in some outdoor competition games! You can find a variety of outdoor games to play that are fun and slightly competitive.
Some great games to consider purchasing for your backyard are as follows:
- ladder toss
- giant connect four
- flying discs
Most of these games require very little setup if any at all. They’re easy to incorporate into your backyard entertainment space, won’t take up much space, and will keep everyone entertained for hours!
Build an Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Area
Nothing brings people together more than food. When it’s mealtime, you’ll want to have an outdoor kitchen and dining area. Outdoor kitchens can range from a simple outdoor grill and table to a full kitchen space with countertops, cabinets, a refrigerator, and a built-in grill.
The best built in grills can provide you with enough space to cook the entire family’s meal at once. When you have everything you need outside, you won’t have to go inside to grab anything. When the food’s ready, make sure you have an outdoor dining table big enough for everyone to sit at.
Relax With a Projector Screen and Hammock
After a nice hot meal and lots of gameplay, it’s time to relax in your hammock while watching the big screen. Installing a projector and projector screen in your backyard will give you the option to have a movie night outside! Some projector screens stand alone.
Others you may have to tie to trees or poles in the yard. The setup is quite simple, however, and the results are priceless. When you place a hammock or two in front of the screen, you have your very own comfy at-home movie theater.
Transform Your Yard With These Outdoor Entertainment Spaces
Can you see the potential in your backyard? What was once a dull area consisting of nothing but dirt and grass is now a wonderful entertainment space! Use all of these ideas for outdoor entertainment spaces to build your own unique backyard.
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