Did you find yourself going into your backyard and take a look at it as you feel like something is missing and it is just not as you want it to be? If the answer is yes it is finally the time to renovate your backyard and create your own oasis. It doesn't matter if your yard is super big or tiny, the outdoor area should be turned into an oasis where you can relax after a long hard day. So, if you are wondering how to accomplish that design, here are our 10 best ideas.

Add Large Potted Plants

When you are creating an oasis the most important thing in your backyard needs to be plants and greenery. The best option to create an oasis is big potted plants because they will create a resort-style in your yard. The best part about it is that you can move them around if you get bored with the design. For an oasis, it is best to pick grey or white stone pots that are subtle.

Incorporate a Relaxing Water Feature

Even though some water features like in-ground swimming pools are big investments. A water feature is something that an oasis must have and it should be the one big investment for your backyard. But if you are not able to afford something that big, you can settle for something like a hot tub. On the other hand, if you are not someone who likes the look of having pools and hot tubs you can add a simple fountain.

Bring in Some Amazing Scents

Yes, scents are a big part of creating an oasis and it counts as renovating because you are adding something new. The visual aspect of the oasis you are creating might be enough for you to relax but adding some scents will bring in more calmness. You can put up cute scented candles on your tables or around the garden in safe containers like mason jars. But if you want to go all-in you can plant plants that are scented. One of the best options, if you are looking for something that will make everything smell amazing, is jasmine shrubs.

Improve Your Seating Area

There is nothing that will make your outdoor space look like a dreamy oasis than having a pergola roof with all of your plants in the background. You can also add a nice table where you can sit down, read a book, and sip your beverage of choice. If you want something more extravagant you can add swing sofas or hammocks where you will be able to swing and relax. The most important thing is that you are creating a space where you will be able to clear your mind and have time to regroup yourself.

Don’t Hold Back On the Greenery

When you think of an oasis you are probably imagining luscious green lawns and a bunch of gorgeous plants which is why they are so relaxing. Plus having that many plants in your backyard will not only make it relaxing you will have much fresher and cleaner air around your house. There can never be too many plants in your oasis, you can play with all the different sizes, styles, and colors and create something where you will be able to relax and forget about the outside world. The only thing that you will have to be careful about when having so many plants and maintaining a green lawn is watering them correctly. But no worries you don’t need that much equipment. All you need are sprinklers, hose reels, and a lawnmower or something to trim the bushes and keep the grass neat.

Declutter the Whole Yard

One of the most important things you need to do before you get into renovating your backyard is decluttering it. Some of us are more prone to collect things for sentimental value but that can't mix with an oasis. That is because an oasis needs to be a clean and calm space and clutter is the opposite of that.

Install Ambient Lighting

Great lighting mixed in with all the furniture and plants is the recipe for success when you are creating an oasis. This is a really simple project you can do all by Yousef. You can get a lot of fun fairy lights of all different colors shapes as well as sizes, which will bring a sense of calmness to your yard. It is best that you pick bubbles that are warmer toned and not too bright as you want your yard to be calming and cozy.

Add a Fire Pit or Fireplace

If you are planning on hosting cute gatherings where you can sit and have conversations it might be a good idea to add a fire pit or a fireplace. If you are someone that is crafty you can build your own fire pit, but if that is too much for you, there are so many amazing fireplaces you can choose from. By adding one of these options you will create a comfortable area where you can sit even during colder nights and even roast some s’ mores.

Create Cute Pathways

Let’s face it, having a uniform green backyard can be too much even for an oasis. The best way to break it up a bit is by creating little pathways. They can be made with just about anything that you imagine from stone pavers to mulch. Depending on what look you are going for as well as your budget you can make fun mosaics, use natural stones or pebbles.

Go For a Backyard Sandbox

If you have children, pets or you want to make calming Zen patterns in your oasis you can make a sandbox. You can make it by simply making the desired shape with stones that match the pathway to hold all the sand in place and you will have your own sandbox.

There is nothing that will make your backyard look Irving than your personal oasis. That way you will not only spend more time outside, you will be calmer and less anxious.

Author's Bio: 

Neil is a lifestyle journalist from Sydney, Australia. Huge soccer fan. :-)