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Backyard Add-ons To Create An Outdoor Entertainment Area

How to create an backyard for entertainment

Are you prepared to transform your backyard into an outdoor living and entertaining area? There are so many ways to upgrade your backyard space. The creation of a modern outdoor entertaining area doesn't have to be a daunting task. Many elements help to create a space that is functional and aesthetically pleasing.

The suggestions below will help you think about what you might be interested in adding to your yard and whether you're looking for low, middle or high-cost solutions. From small or big yard makeovers, minor or significant additions, this list will help spark your imagination and give you ideas of how to create more living space in your backyard!

Define space

A small concrete pad in your backyard would be an ideal spot to put in a patio or stone pavers. When deciding between porcelain pavers vs stones, the choice depends on how much money you have to spend and what look you are going for. Stone is generally less expensive, but its visual appeal is much more rustic. Porcelain pavers are generally more expensive but give you a clean, refined look.

When paving part of the yard, you can consider adding an ideal patio for parties and relaxation. Designers say that you can decorate your exterior space as if it were a continuation of interiors. Cushions, seat pads and tablecloths can all make a great first impression on your guests as they arrive, and often the perfect finishing touch to a well-planned, homely space.

Create an atmosphere with lighting

Whether you want to create a lush and inviting atmosphere or cosy up with something warm on a cool evening, lighting will help your backyard make a statement. From fairy lights of all shapes and sizes to cleverly placed downlights, it's easy to install an impressive light display yourself. Light up your space with solar-powered exterior lights, or choose hard-wired fittings for easy maintenance and flexibility.


If you already have a mature hedge or a solid fence between your house and your neighbours', a few properly placed screens will create more privacy. For example, if you have a tree with sizeable branches on which you can drape living vines – make it part of the design. Use plants to set the mood, seclusion and hide unsightly views. Taking care of plants requires time, so think about your time budget before adding plants.

The pool is the basis of good fun.

From BBQ's to birthday parties to New Year's Eve, the pool is the basis of good fun! It is not just good for swimming and entertaining but can enhance your outdoor living space, making it much more engaging. If you already have a pool in the yard, consider renovating the pool and giving it a modern, fresher look.

Pool transforms into a source of relaxation, exercise and entertainment. Not only will it make your home more fun, it adds a splash of colour and a cool refreshing feeling to otherwise everyday days.

And while your guests can be sure they'll have a blast at your place with such a great backyard addition, you can be just as certain that you'll enjoy all the time you dedicate to it -- whether it's in maintaining its cleanliness or preparing for parties and activities.

Create a garden

Include fragrant flowers in your garden to add a pop of colour to your backyard. You can plant tulip plants along the fence or fill some pots with some blossoms. Even in small places, plants may provide a sense of serenity.

Bright flowers and colourful potted plants will enliven up an otherwise plain backyard. When you feel tired of the same plain fence, you can plant a tulip garden along with it every month. This outdoor activity will keep your garden vivid with colours.

Cooking area

You can create a functional and stylish outdoor entertainment area for all your friends and family to enjoy by including a barbecue, sink and bar fridge. This way, you can prepare food outside without going inside too much.

Please keep it simple with a portable bar with plates, pitchers, glasses, and a variety of munchies on your cart. With a bit of weatherproofing work, you can also install a charcoal grill.

Backyard theatre

One of the best ways to enjoy Backyard movie night is to get a projector. This way, you can even watch movies in your backyard if your space permits it.

Invite your friends and family over for a movie night under the stars, complete with blankets, pillows, lights and popcorn. Enjoy your favourite flick from the comfort of your backyard under the stars or on a warm summer day with a projector and screen. Add an outdoor audio system to dance the night away with your guests.

Apply these tips and equip your yard for fun!

About the author

Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, and her ultimate passion is art and architecture. She is also a bibliophile, and her favourite book is "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.

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