5 Backyard Touches for Winter

Posted on Jan 2 2024 - 10:30am by Housecall
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By Lizzie Weakley 

As the winter months approach, many start to retreat indoors, staying warm and cozy until the spring sun returns. However, just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean you can't utilize your outdoor spaces. With a few simple touches, your backyard can become the perfect winter oasis for relaxation and entertaining. This post will share five backyard touches to enhance your outdoor experience during the colder months.

Patio Fire Pit
Adding a fire pit to your backyard is the perfect way to add warmth, comfort, and entertainment during the winter. A patio fire pit creates a cozy atmosphere for gathering around, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying drinks with friends and family. It's also an opportunity to add a unique design element to your outdoor space, with options ranging from sleek and modern to rustic and natural. Ensure to keep a safe distance from flammable materials and have a fire extinguisher ready.

Outdoor Lighting
The shorter daylight hours of winter make outdoor lighting an essential component to your backyard oasis. Illuminate walkways and seating areas with soft, warm lights to create a welcoming ambiance. Consider adding string lights or lanterns to trees and structures to add a touch of magic to your backyard. For an extra special touch, install heated lighting fixtures to warm your outdoor space while providing adequate light.

Warm Furniture and Accents
Make sure to keep your backyard functional and comfortable during the colder months by adding warm blankets, outdoor rugs and cozy furniture. Embrace the season by adding festive decor like pillows with winter-related patterns and colors. To enhance your outdoor seating area, ensure it is protected from the outdoor elements with a covered pergola, gazebo, or patio umbrella.

Hot Tub
Adding a hot tub to your winter outdoor sanctuary provides an escape from the cold while offering many physical and mental health benefits. Fluffy robes, warm drinks, and snowy views make the ultimate outdoor spa experience to help you relax and unwind. Choose a hot tub with the right size to accommodate guests and ensure you're properly cleaning and maintaining it to keep it running safely and efficiently.

Winter Garden
Add winter garden elements to your outdoor space by planting winter-appropriate produce such as carrots, onions, and garlic. Consider adding garden decor like birdhouses, birdbaths, and frost-proof sculptures to add charm to your garden. By planting evergreens and winter shrubs, not only will you have greenery all year-round, but it creates a winter-focused backdrop for your winter retreat.

These backyard touches will transform your outdoor space into a winter wonderland, making it the perfect spot to relax, entertain, and enjoy all the joys that the season has to offer. By incorporating these touches, you can fully embrace the winter months and enjoy your outdoor space to the fullest. So put on those cozy socks, grab a warm drink, and create your ultimate winter oasis in your own backyard.

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.