4 Great Ideas for Creating a Space to Relax in Your Garden

Now that Summer's in full bloom, we just want to relax, especially if we have a deck, patio or garden. We'll leave you with some ideas on creating and decorating these relax spaces in our post today.
4 Great Ideas for Creating a Space to Relax in Your Garden

Last update: 25 October, 2018

Relax spaces are extremely important, especially if you think about how busy we are in our world today.

We can create both indoor and outdoor relax zones in our homes. A small corner will work just fine as a spot to relax and read, listen to music, chat with friends, etc.

In today’s post, we’d like to give you some ideas on decorating relax areas for gardens and backyards. We’re fully aware that during the summer, places like gardens, patios and decks become the places where people most spend their time at home. In light of that, you should really consider how you decorate and which furniture you use for your garden.

Below, we’ll give you 4 decoration ideas for your relax zone that are easy to pull together.

1. Comfortable furniture

Comfy and practical furniture is essential. For outdoor areas, natural fiber or wood furniture can really look fabulous, even more so if it’s in lighter colors.

Aside from natural fibers and woods, there are plenty of other options:

  • Sofas
  • Tables or end-tables
  • Chairs
  • Armchairs
  • Hanging egg chairs
  • Poofs
  • Pallet furniture
  • Lawn-chairs
  • Hammocks
  • Footstools

All you need to do is move things around to create harmonious, and super comfortable, combinations. Remember, the more plush and padded the furniture is, the more comfortable we’ll be sitting on it. To stay comfy, consider pillows or a thin blanket for the later hours.

Remember that more often than not, less is more. Use less furniture, but try bigger pieces or more eye-catching ones.

On the last note for furniture, remember that collapsible or foldable furniture always comes in handy. If it’s collapsible, you’ll be able to store it much more easily when summer’s over.

2. Choose the right colors

Relax space garden

Generally speaking, light and neutral colors, including white, should be the main colors for your space. However, remember that if the textiles, furniture, accessories, etc. are these colors stains will be more obvious.

You can also try adding small pops of bright and dynamic colors as long as they match the rest of the room. Accessories play a crucial part in room decor.

Another idea is choosing textiles and accessory pieces with patterns that use bright colors. Plants and flowers can also give your room more color and life.

3. Proper lighting

It’s no secret that we feel most relaxed when the lighting is soft and dimmed. With gentle lighting, we can create a more intimate, cozier space.

To create that atmosphere, there are a lot of things you could try. Check out some of the ideas below:

  • Candles
  • String lights
  • Lanterns
  • Spotlights
  • Footlights

Another idea, though it’s not nearly quite as economical, is using furniture with built-in lights.

If you’re into DIY projects, you could try making some of these light accessories yourself.

For spotlights and lamps, it’s a good idea to look for models that allow you to adjust the light intensity. That feature will help you create the proper settings for the activities that you want to do or for a specific time of the day.

4. Use accessory pieces

Last but not least, we want to highlight the importance of using accessories. They’ll let you add color and originality to your relax space.

We’re talking about things like rugs. They’ll go great with a room if you’re looking for something Bohemian. You could also try natural fiber rugs, like wicker, ratan

It’s the same thing with pillows. Aside from adding pops of color, they’ll help you get comfy. You can find different shapes and sizes to create a dynamic atmosphere. On a different note, you can use smooth pillows, or light-colored, patterned, flashier ones.

Relax garden space accessories

Other essential accessories are plants, which can bring you plenty of health benefits on top of being beautiful decor pieces.

If you have a pergola, you could put a vine on one of the posts, or you could also try hanging flower pots. If you don’t have one, they’ll look fine on the floor as well. Remember, the designs of the flower pots matter, and you could always decorate them yourself, too.

As you’ve read today, there are plenty of ways to decorate your relax zone. If your have a deck or a patio instead of a garden, these ideas will work well for those areas, too.

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