How To Create A Dreamy Outdoor Oasis In Your Backyard

If you are tired of looking outside to an empty or unattractive backyard, we have some fantastic ideas to turn that space into a gorgeous oasis. It is tough when you see the sun shining and you don’t have a place to enjoy it, but the reality is that transforming the space could be much easier than you think.

This space should invite you in, make you feel calm and relaxed, and allow you to enjoy the fresh air outside of your property, and here is how you can make that a reality.

Focus on Privacy

It is not just the items we have in this outdoor space which create that oasis, it is also about making sure that we feel comfortable and relaxed, and privacy is key to that. Using high planters or large fences can ensure that you cannot be seen from those around you, which can make you feel instantly more relaxed and comfortable.

Fix The Bugs

Nothing interrupts a dreamy oasis quite like creepy-crawlies, which is why one of your first jobs will be to get them out of there. It is not possible of course to completely eliminate bugs and pesky animals, but you can certainly take steps to reduce the size of the problem. Citronella candles will help drive off pests, and add a delightful aesthetic to the space. Additionally you can look into hiring a pest control service which will spray regularly to keep mosquitoes and ticks from the space.

Beautiful Furniture

Many are guilty of adding plastic table and chairs to the area, and whilst this makes sitting outside an option, it doesn’t really pull you into the space. There are some absolutely gorgeous furniture options out there and companies like Papaya have inventive designs and affordable options. Your oasis should be comfortable to enjoy, and look great, beautiful furniture can help you do just that.


Decking is the perfect way to create space in your yard, and to give you an area, or multiple areas, to enjoy. Adding slats as a walkway can be the perfect introduction to your dreamy oasis, which then lead to a hidden away seating area where you can relax. Decking not only looks great but it is a very smart investment, which can retain almost 75% of its value should you sell.

Fire Pit Area

Despite its scale, a fire pit area really doesn’t have to cost the earth, and it will transform your back yard completely. Adding sand and some log seating around the pit will make sure that you are the envy of your friends – who of course will want to come and hang out more than ever. As the sun sets and the temperature drops, you can build a fire or start the chimney up, so that you can continue to enjoy your outdoor space. Tiki lamps are a lovely addition here as well, which will brighten the space and add a sense of an exotic oasis.

Make sure that you invest the time and the money to transform that dull outdoor space, so that you can enjoy all areas of your property.


Tags: backyard, decking, fire pit area, furniture, oasis, outdoor design

Author: Maja Markovski

Maja Markovski

A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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