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In times like these, home is more than just a safe space. It’s where we find comfort, entertainment, and a place to have small gatherings. As the weather shifts from spring to summer, the backyard is essential to enjoying time outdoors.

Wooden rocking chairs in a cottage garden porch setting on wooden floor in vintage Thai botanical garden, with traditional Thai old water jar decoration.
Decorate with lush greenery, pots made of natural stones and reclining lawn chairs. If you have the space, feel free to create multiple resting spots to take in the sun or shade! 

Photo Credit: GettyImages, BbenPhotographer

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ready to fire up the grill? Set aside a space for your “outdoor kitchen” away from where kids and pets play. Weather permitting, enjoy cooking up some </span><a href="https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g3429/weeknight-dinners-on-the-grill/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">easy meals</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for the whole family to enjoy. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/flames-in-a-barbecue-royalty-free-image/150536606?adppopup=true"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VeraLubimova</span></a></p>
Ready to fire up the grill? Set aside a space for your “outdoor kitchen” away from where kids and pets play. Weather permitting, enjoy cooking up some easy meals for the whole family to enjoy. 

Photo Credit: GettyImages, VeraLubimova

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A simple table and chairs is all you need to enjoy a meal outdoors that rivals that restaurant patio experience. Colorful umbrellas can be added to your table or for extra shade and a pop of color to your backyard set up. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/canadian-house-in-beaconsfield-island-of-montreal-royalty-free-image/1163436766"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Anatoli Igolkin</span></a></p>
A simple table and chairs is all you need to enjoy a meal outdoors that rivals that restaurant patio experience. Colorful umbrellas can be added to your table or for extra shade and a pop of color to your backyard set up. 

Photo Credit: GettyImages, Anatoli Igolkin

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Level up with an outdoor fabric couch, chairs, pillows, and blankets to relax outside in total comfort!</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">G</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">ettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/real-photo-of-an-armchair-pouf-as-a-table-and-royalty-free-image/1143981417"><span style="font-weight: 400;">KatarzynaBialasiewicz</span></a></p>
Level up with an outdoor fabric couch, chairs, pillows, and blankets to relax outside in total comfort!

 Photo Credit: GettyImages, KatarzynaBialasiewicz

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brighten up your backyard nights with lights along the </span><a href="https://www.longfence.com/residential/fence"><span style="font-weight: 400;">fence</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and in your garden. A contrast between dark and light and will give your outdoor oasis a classic feel. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">tyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/home-garden-at-night-illuminated-by-globe-shaped-royalty-free-image/1171092483"><span style="font-weight: 400;">AHatmaker</span></a></p>
Brighten up your backyard nights with lights along the fence and in your garden. A contrast between dark and light and will give your outdoor oasis a classic feel. 

Photo Credit: GettyImages, AHatmaker

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stepping stones are a beautiful, inexpensive accent feature to create a unique pathway to your great outdoor escape.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit:  </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/backyard-of-the-mansion-with-a-flowerbed-and-a-lawn-royalty-free-image/1157221573"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bespalyi</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p>
Stepping stones are a beautiful, inexpensive accent feature to create a unique pathway to your great outdoor escape.

Photo Credit:  GettyImages, Bespalyi 

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create a water feature for dramatic touch. Enjoy the calming sound of nature with a built-in waterfall or stream for ultimate tranquility.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/back-yard-fish-pond-royalty-free-image/115027197"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Imaeegaml </span></a></p>
Create a water feature for dramatic touch. Enjoy the calming sound of nature with a built-in waterfall or stream for ultimate tranquility.

Photo Credit: GettyImages, Imaeegaml

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bring joy and brightness to your garden with beautiful flowers to set the mood. Surround yourself with lush plant life for a perfect outdoor retreat.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/woman-pruning-roses-in-the-backyard-garden-royalty-free-image/1153918298"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kerkez</span></a></p>
Bring joy and brightness to your garden with beautiful flowers to set the mood. Surround yourself with lush plant life for a perfect outdoor retreat.

Photo Credit: GettyImages, Kerkez

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bring touches of home to your backyard with lights, candles and a tablecloth. With an outdoor dining area like this, who needs a dining room?</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/summer-evenig-terrace-with-candles-wine-and-lights-royalty-free-image/1135183699"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jakub Mazur</span></a></p>
Bring touches of home to your backyard with lights, candles and a tablecloth. With an outdoor dining area like this, who needs a dining room?

Photo Credit: GettyImages, Jakub Mazur

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You don’t have to miss your summer vacation just because you’re stuck at home. Pitch a tent in the backyard for the kids to enjoy the full camping experience!</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/children-camping-in-a-tent-in-the-backyard-royalty-free-image/153661913?adppopup=true"><span style="font-weight: 400;">RonTech2000</span></a></p>
You don’t have to miss your summer vacation just because you’re stuck at home. Pitch a tent in the backyard for the kids to enjoy the full camping experience!

Photo Credit: GettyImages, RonTech2000

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Wooden rocking chairs in a cottage garden porch setting on wooden floor in vintage Thai botanical garden, with traditional Thai old water jar decoration.
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ready to fire up the grill? Set aside a space for your “outdoor kitchen” away from where kids and pets play. Weather permitting, enjoy cooking up some </span><a href="https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g3429/weeknight-dinners-on-the-grill/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">easy meals</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for the whole family to enjoy. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/flames-in-a-barbecue-royalty-free-image/150536606?adppopup=true"><span style="font-weight: 400;">VeraLubimova</span></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A simple table and chairs is all you need to enjoy a meal outdoors that rivals that restaurant patio experience. Colorful umbrellas can be added to your table or for extra shade and a pop of color to your backyard set up. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/canadian-house-in-beaconsfield-island-of-montreal-royalty-free-image/1163436766"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Anatoli Igolkin</span></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Level up with an outdoor fabric couch, chairs, pillows, and blankets to relax outside in total comfort!</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">G</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">ettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/real-photo-of-an-armchair-pouf-as-a-table-and-royalty-free-image/1143981417"><span style="font-weight: 400;">KatarzynaBialasiewicz</span></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brighten up your backyard nights with lights along the </span><a href="https://www.longfence.com/residential/fence"><span style="font-weight: 400;">fence</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and in your garden. A contrast between dark and light and will give your outdoor oasis a classic feel. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">tyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/home-garden-at-night-illuminated-by-globe-shaped-royalty-free-image/1171092483"><span style="font-weight: 400;">AHatmaker</span></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stepping stones are a beautiful, inexpensive accent feature to create a unique pathway to your great outdoor escape.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit:  </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/backyard-of-the-mansion-with-a-flowerbed-and-a-lawn-royalty-free-image/1157221573"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bespalyi</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create a water feature for dramatic touch. Enjoy the calming sound of nature with a built-in waterfall or stream for ultimate tranquility.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/back-yard-fish-pond-royalty-free-image/115027197"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Imaeegaml </span></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bring joy and brightness to your garden with beautiful flowers to set the mood. Surround yourself with lush plant life for a perfect outdoor retreat.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/woman-pruning-roses-in-the-backyard-garden-royalty-free-image/1153918298"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kerkez</span></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bring touches of home to your backyard with lights, candles and a tablecloth. With an outdoor dining area like this, who needs a dining room?</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/summer-evenig-terrace-with-candles-wine-and-lights-royalty-free-image/1135183699"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jakub Mazur</span></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You don’t have to miss your summer vacation just because you’re stuck at home. Pitch a tent in the backyard for the kids to enjoy the full camping experience!</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photo Credit: </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GettyImages</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/children-camping-in-a-tent-in-the-backyard-royalty-free-image/153661913?adppopup=true"><span style="font-weight: 400;">RonTech2000</span></a></p>

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