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Benefits of Having a Relaxing and Tranquil Garden

Benefits of Having a Relaxing and Tranquil Garden

The pressures of everyday life sometimes seem unbearable, and with so many things on one’s mind, it is easy to fall into the trap of hectic modern lifestyle. You’ve probably wondered what it would be like to escape all the duties and the chaos that comes with trying to maintain the ideal work-life balance. While taking a vacation would be a good solution for that, it can only do so much to recuperate your energy and strength. Why spend all that money on traveling to the other side of the world when you can create an oasis in your backyard and enjoy it whenever you want? Here, we are sharing with you five secrets to designing the perfect relaxing and tranquil garden setting – read on to learn what they are.

A perfect outdoor escape

A perfect outdoor escape

Designing the perfect garden setting begins with getting the most comfortable outdoor furniture there is. A tranquil and relaxing garden is all about creating an outdoor retreat you can escape to after a long, hard day at work. Therefore, instead of opting for uncomfortable fold-able chairs (which, we have to admit, are practical!) it would be best if you could invest in high-quality outdoor furniture. By spending a bit more on furnishings made from wrought iron or resin wicker, you can rest assured it will last you for years, and you won’t have to swap your seating every couple of years. Be sure to accommodate all members of your family and create a space that is great for spending some quality time with your loved ones as well as for your “me” time. Throw in a hammock for an added sense of comfort and include a swing for a perfectly relaxing lounge area.

Appreciating the beautiful ambiance

Appreciating the beautiful ambiance

Before you go and get the most comfortable and stylish garden furniture there is, you have to lay the foundation for your seating area. What better way to do it than by using decorative concrete – elegant and sophisticated, this type of outdoor flooring will give your garden a classic and timeless vibe. Designed with aesthetics in mind, colored and textured concretes are the perfect way to transform the appearance of your backyard, creating a relaxing outdoor space that is also stylish and chic. Decorative concrete comes in a variety of textures and colors and lets you enrich your garden with colorful, artful creations, bringing out the vivaciousness of your luscious, vibrant garden plants, thus giving your garden a unique and desirable look.

Coziness factor in warm summer nights

Coziness factor in warm summer nights

What makes a cozy garden space even cozier? Well, a fire pit, of course! Stylish and functional, a fire pit is a versatile garden or patio addition that many homeowners decide to include in their outdoor area in order to boost their home’s curb appeal. Imagine this – it is a warm, summer night. You and your family have gathered at your home, and after a hearty meal and an evening of entertaining and laughter, all you want is to relax and unwind under the stars. Now, imagine if you had a fire pit in your backyard. You could roast some marshmallows over the fire, while the flickering flames would provide the ideal atmosphere for sharing anecdotes while simultaneously upping the coziness factor in your garden. What more could you wish for?

Relaxing and unwinding with a good book

Relaxing and unwinding with a good book

Dedicate a small space of your garden for digging into a favorite read – an area where you can absorb the scenery while sipping a cup of tasty and soothing herbal tea and tucking into a book. An afternoon spent unwinding in a quiet reading nook with a couple of your favorite books can do wonders for your mental health. Dive into the magical world of your own and let your imagination run wild as you turn the pages, forgetting about all the troubles of the outside world. A great mental floss, reading will also help keep your focus sharp and your brain active, helping your mind stay young regardless of your age.

Enjoying the soothing sounds of trickling water

Enjoying the soothing sounds of trickling water

A water element is an important part of designing spaces that are truly relaxing. Even a small fishpond housing a couple of beautiful Koi fish will go a long way in creating an outdoor space that is calming and serene. A gentle murmur will create the perfect atmosphere for relaxing, while also attracting wildlife to quench their thirst. Use natural materials such as stone and wood to infuse your garden with harmony and elegance and implement different elements of Feng Shui. The soothing trickling of the water will also provide the perfect spot for practicing your asanas and meditating your worries away. Enriching your garden with a small water feature will transform your outdoor space, elevating your garden to a gorgeous outdoor oasis.

Sometimes, we all need a place for ourselves where we can enjoy and sit quietly as we detach ourselves from our day-to-day lives. The tips above vividly demonstrate how you can design a space that will help you do just that – relax and unwind, forgetting about all your worries and focusing on the good things that are coming your way.


traceyc1About the author:

Tracey Clayton is a mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids. She’s also passionate about traveling, fashion and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live."

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About the author:

Tracey Clayton is a mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids. She’s also passionate about traveling, fashion and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live."

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