When warm weather arrives, most people prefer to be outside as much as possible, making an outdoor space more than just a garden. Today, gardens are multi-purpose areas that reflect personal interests and personalities, and are often used for the same activities that take place indoors. A garden can serve as a much-needed retreat that – when well-designed and decorated – can help to increase a home’s liveable space.
Over the next 26 days, we’ll focus on the backyard by letter, with an A to Z guide, full of smart and stylish outdoor decor ideas, along with useful and unique garden elements.
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Y – Yoga Area: Imagine listening to the sounds of nature as warm sunlight washes over you and a gentle cool breeze brushes your cheek.
There are so many health benefits associated with being outdoors. The sights, sounds and scent of a garden are naturally relaxing and healing and they can help you develop a peaceful state of mind. Take the opportunity to get high on nature by practicing yoga outdoors. Stretch and meditate in your own backyard in a dedicated quiet space.
Pick a private, quiet spot within the garden, away from high activity areas and traffic noise. You will need a relatively level surface where you are comfortable sitting, standing and lying down. A deck is ideal, though a level lawn can work just as well.
Ensure the area is set up and ready to use; you will be more motivated if you can just throw down your mat. Consider implementing clever storage solutions such as hooks, painted timber boxes, or chests.
Miss our last post from this A to Z guide? This guide is full of garden goodies, great ideas and practical solutions to help you create a summer-ready outdoor retreat. Just in case:
A — Al fresco dining; B — Bunting; C — Cinema; D — Daybed; E — Eco Garden Room; F — Fire Pits; G — Glow-in-the-Dark Elements; H — Herb Garden; I — Irrigation System; J — Jumbo Joss Sticks; K — Kitchenette; L — Living Wall; M — Mosaics; N — Night Lighting. O — Ornaments & Sculptures; P — Pizza Ovens; Q — Quirky Accessories; R — Recycled Elements; S — Solar Shading; T — Terrariums; U — Umbrellas; V — Vegetable Patch; W — Water Features; X — Xtras.
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