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13 April . 2020

How to Turn Your Backyard into a Personal Oasis

When residents decide to call Estrella home, they’re choosing more than a house, they’re choosing a lifestyle. With resort-style amenities, scenic mountain views, and endless outdoor adventure, life in Estrella feels like a staycation. Keep the resort-vibes going by turning your backyard into a personal oasis. From hanging a hammock to incorporating a few string lights, here are a few tips for sprucing up your outdoor space.

Hang a Hammock

Nothing transforms your backyard into a relaxing retreat like a hammock. Go the traditional route and hang between two sturdy trees, or opt for a free-standing version as a simple alternative. Not just an ideal spot to unwind, read a book, or enjoy a cocktail, hammocks are also an innovative way to add fun seating to your outdoor space. Add a few throw pillows and you’ve created a relaxation haven!

Spruce Up Your Furniture

Spruce up your backyard with some stylish patio furniture. Consider wicker, wood, or cast-iron pieces to recreate a resort-style atmosphere and use colorful or printed cushions to complete the look. Add a large outdoor umbrella for extra décor and to provide additional shade to help keep you cool during Arizona summers. If you have a pool, place a few lounge chairs around the water to create your own pool-side resort. Items such as textured outdoor rugs, tiki torches, and tropical pool floaties are great additions guaranteed to elevate your space.

Add Vibrant Foliage

Breathe new life into your backyard with some fresh foliage. Choose heat-tolerant plants or flowers like desert marigolds, zinnias, and globe amaranths to add a pop of color and vibrancy to your space. Incorporate oversized or textured planters to create your ideal, tropical landscape. Fresh citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit thrive in Arizona’s climate and can be a delicious, and beautiful, addition to your desert garden.

Incorporate Soft Lighting

Illumination is essential when turning your backyard into a staycation retreat. Hang white string lights on your fence, patio furniture, or trees to brighten up the area. Decorate with hanging lanterns to give your space a relaxing glow. You can even use old mason jars as simple, yet decorative candle holders. For those who like to get crafty, consider making your own outdoor chandelier. The easy-to-make DIY project only requires grapevine balls, white lights, and twine.

Outdoor Bar Cart

No getaway is complete without a few cocktails. Stock a bar cart, or small outdoor table, with a few fun glasses, colorful straws, and the ingredients to create your go-to beverage. You can even use the bottom shelf to store your favorite poolside board games, books, and magazines. Whatever you decide, we guarantee an outdoor bar cart is the perfect finishing touch for your personal oasis.

Whether you’re relaxing poolside or hosting a backyard barbeque with family and friends, these tips are sure to make every day feel like vacation. Share your personal oasis with us by tagging @EstrellaAZLife on social!