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5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home

In this current moment when many of us are staying home, one of the best remedies to help alleviate some of the stress is to head outside and get some fresh air. If you’re fortunate enough to have an outdoor space, whether you have a massive backyard or a smaller patio, make the most of it with these five ideas for improving your outdoor area.

1. Create an outdoor lounge

Set up an outdoor lounge space in your patio or in the garden to give your outdoor space a vacation vibe. You can either scour the internet for lounge chairs and outdoor sectionals, buy a second-hand more affordable option, support local businesses and craftsmen and get custom designed patio furniture, or create your own unique pieces at home by refurbishing old furniture. To complete your lounge, add in some side tables, cozy pillows for comfort and style, a few candles and maybe a glass of wine to create that all-inclusive atmosphere.

2. Create a “campsite”

Create an at home campsite in your backyard. Grab your family and friends and pitch a few tents, and sleeping bags and have a lovely night under the stars. You can easily elevate the experience by buying or making an affordable at home fireplace. This is just as effective as creating that warm, cozy campfire glow. Add in some snacks, drinks and games for the ultimate at home camping adventure.

3. Create an outdoor bar

It may be a while before you can go back to your favorite bar or cocktail lounge, so why not create your own at home bar. You can, of course, buy a bar online, or you can repurpose an old table, or opt for a bar cart for smaller spaces. Gather your Bluetooth speaker, your favorite cocktail ingredients and a few glasses. Add some hanging lights, candles, fun games, and snacks to get the ambiance of your favorite bar right at home.

4. At home Gym or Meditation Zone

Missing your favorite gym or yoga studio? You can still be active and fit at home. Create a workout corner in your garden and enjoy the fresh air. In a basket, fill it up with all your workout equipment, whether it’s your weights, yoga mats, resistance bands etc. Every time you’re ready to workout, pull out the basket to create your easy and simple exercise space. For meditation, you can elevate the experience by adding a few candles, essential oils and relaxing music.

5. Create an outdoor movie theatre

The movie theatres may be off limits for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t re-create the experience in your own private outdoor space. Keep it simple, all you need is a white sheet that can be mounted on a flat wall, a projector and your phone to play movies. If you don’t have access to a projector, you can easily make one out of a shoe box, some cardboard and a magnifying glass. Enhance the overall experience with comfy pillows, cozy blankets and some homemade popcorn for the ultimate movie theatre experience.

Make the most of your outdoor space with these simple and creative ideas. A perfect way to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends!

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