How to make your backyard look like a resort

After spending months around the same house, it is normal to yearn for an exotic vacation. We sought tips and advice from hospitality consultants from top hotels, elegant resorts and luxury country estates in prestigious locations worldwide to understand how we can make our backyard and outdoor space feel as comfortable and pleasant as a luxury resort. Their tricks and strategies can be done with little effort and time but can produce remarkable results.

The reason for this is that hospitality businesses revolve around physical needs and emotional ones such as beauty, cosy, warmth, order, harmony, and comfort. As we know it, a resort nurtures our mood and emotions by providing us with our desires and creating a sensory appeal. We can skillfully channel this knowledge into transforming our outdoor spaces.

Below are tips that will instil luxury and comfort in your backyard:

Outdoor lighting

Resorts are exceptionally good at drawing in guests by using spotlights to showcase big trees and vegetation, creating the desire to spend more time outdoors. Ideal outdoor lighting not only provides light for the entire environment but will enhance its functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Three types of lighting are available for outdoor use:

Ambient lighting is a type of exterior lighting used to provide a sense of warmth and comfort to an outdoor area. It is similar to music playing in the background as you can use it to improve mood and ambience. A good example of this lighting is fairy lights hanging along a wall, gate or neighbouring shrub.

Task lighting is a highly functional type of light. It can illuminate your deck, gazebo, or any sculpture in your yard.

Accent lighting is used to illuminate a specific area of your yards, such as a certain flowerbed or tree. A good example is floodlights.

Each or a combination of these lighting can be used to create any effect or improve the atmosphere of your yard.

Water feature

Water features are known for creating a soothing environment. They can also invoke an image of relaxing on the seaside or beach. You can use water features, such as fountains and ponds, for soundproofing effect as they can block off background noises and sounds from vehicles.

Examples of water features include Bird Baths, natural ponds, pondless waterfalls, swimming pools, water walls and laminar jets.

To avoid future droughts, you can install pumps that recirculate waters as they are more efficient. Pumps can also be powered by energy from the sun.

Fire Pit

A fire pit can make your outdoor space feel warm and comfortable, creating a relaxing atmosphere that will encourage you to spend more time outside and hassle everyday life. There are fire pits today that will match your architectural theme, budget and deck size.

Outdoor Bar

One of the main features of resorts is outdoor dining. Installing an outdoor bar is a great way of sprucing up your outdoor area. Bar accessories such as sinks, wine refrigerators and keg taps can be added to your outdoor bar. A movable outdoor bar cart is an affordable and convenient option. We recommend that you stock your outdoor bar with high-quality scotch, whisky, liquor and bourbon for you and your guests to enjoy. Do you have a drink you enjoy that is only served at a specific resort? You can ask your preferred restaurants and resorts to teach you how to mix your drink of choice.

Planting Areas

Resort landscaping is designed to blend with the local environment or to follow a certain theme. In countries like Hawaii, the tropical theme is mostly used in resorts. Palms are an integral element in creating a tropical theme.

In giving your outdoor space that resort vibe, strategically plants orchids throughout the area. Most orchid trees are cultivated as air plants, and they grow on other surfaces and surfaces. Ensure you frequently mist them to mimic the rainy atmosphere they are accustomed to.

Use these orchid plants to add flavour and brighten up your outdoor tables. You can also grow orchids in stylish container plants to create aesthetic appeal.

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