Add a Bit of Coastal Charm to Your Life With These Beach Backyard Ideas
It’s so nice to spend the summer with your toes in the sand, watching waves crash onto the shore. Home just can’t compare to that stay at an oceanfront resort. If you can’t wait to get back to the beach, why not bring some of that coastal charm back into your own backyard?
Bring the Beach to Life Through Design Choices
There’s just something about the atmosphere when you’re by the beach. You can’t package up the sea breeze for your return home. It is however, possible to recreate some of that coastal charm through the plants you add to the garden, the colors you choose, and the themes you incorporate into decor. Many beach backyard ideas revolve around the direction you take your decor. Through design choices, you can make your yard look like a beach.
Grow Feelings of Beachy Bliss with Fitting Foliage
Let Charming Coastal Designs Be Your Inspiration
There are probably a few other aesthetic items that catch your attention when you’re near a beach. Think of the last time you took a trip to a coastal town. Were there any common themes in the decor you saw along the strand, at restaurants, or in gift shops?
Every beach town has its own unique look, but there are many common decor themes that could inspire your backyard design to look more like a beach.
Some other decor ideas for a coastal backyard include: driftwood, anchors, and ropes. If you’re feeling crafty, you might consider building something with driftwood or creating a decoration with sea glass.
Bring the Fun of the Beach Back Home
There’s more to the beach than just its beauty. Part of the charm of taking a trip to the coast is getting to participate in activities that you otherwise wouldn’t. We don’t normally spend much time in our backyards building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball, or swimming around in salt water. But you can take some of that fun home.
These backyard beach ideas will make your time in the backyard as exciting as a trip to the beach.
Enjoy Outdoor Competition
Beach time can sometimes be serious business, especially if your family has a competitive spirit. Luckily, if a rematch is needed, the next champion can claim their prize on your own home turf. If you already have sand as part of your landscaping, your tournaments won’t even feel too far off from those you enjoy at the beach.
Trade Watching the Waves for Chilling Poolside
When you’re at the beach, you don’t even need to do anything to have a good time. Maybe you just quickly dip your toes into the ocean before leaning back on a lounge chair and appreciating the cool feel of the sea breeze drifting through. You find a peaceful paradise.
Find the same sort of peace in your own backyard, without the sand in your shoes or the squawking seagulls. You can even keep salt water as part of the experience. Saltwater pools have grown significantly year after year for the last decade. Enjoy the luxury of lounging on an in-pool chaise, whether you have a saltwater or traditionally-chlorinated pool.
Life’s a Beach With Your New Backyard
See how simple it can be to bring the beach to your backyard? With just a few little outdoor design projects, you can add a lot of coastal charm to your everyday life.
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