The backyard is an area little used in homes, usually for a deposit of junk, this area can provide a place for recreation and enjoyment if you decorate it properly.
First, we clean the area, getting rid of all unnecessary elements. When we have clear and clean our yard, we can decide the most appropriate destination, taking into account the needs of the family. If you have children, it is advisable to install a playground and if space permits, an area for outdoor dining. If you do not live in the house small, we can install a full barbecue, or a ping-pong, or a hot tub, tool shed, a garden or what our needs indicate.
Tips for decorating the yard:
It is not necessary to have a big budget to decorate the backyard, we can use the flea markets or attics of family and friends always find a piece of furniture which they wish to get rid of.
It is preferable to use garden furniture, which are made of weather resistant materials or treated wood against moisture and sun. But if we have no choice, we can use them for interior and furniture finished with marine varnish, which has high resistance to sunlight and water. As additional protection, we keep under cover or under a tarp to minimize the damage caused by external agents.
Accompanying the furniture is always advisable to install some potted plants, preferably flowering, to give color to the space during the summer. An umbrella or awning will make our stay more refreshing in the yard. Do not forget that these courts are usually of small size and lack of grass. In the event that it is a courtyard garden, then we can install a wood platform in the area where the placement of furniture.
Water is always welcome in a courtyard. If you do not have space or budget to install a pond or fountain, we can settle for a jar of water, the style of the Alhambra, because the water helps cool the environment. We do have to keep the water clean to prevent insects. In areas where there are problems with dengue, it is advisable to install any item that contains standing water.
Artificial lighting is another important element in the decoration of the courtyard. We can install a solar-powered lamp, because we do not need to install wiring and anywhere. These lamps have a load capacity that can provide up to eight hours of uninterrupted light and do not mean any expense. These lamps come in various shapes and sizes, we can install them on the table on the floor, strategically located in some corner.
The walls that surround the courtyard should not be neglected either. If you are in very poor condition and can not afford to repair, we may well conceal with a few vines, placed in pots on the most damaged.
From this basic design, everything that we can add our imagination to dictate, to have a well used and cozy courtyard.