(Last Updated On: June 11, 2021)

Home is where the heart is, or so the famous saying goes.

If the home is where the heart is, then the garden must be where the mind is, and in order to rest your mind, you need to create a relaxing garden and outdoor space.

How To Create A Relaxing Outdoor Space At Home

Create Your Relaxing Space

Create a relaxing outdoor space at home is the first step in creating a relaxing environment.

Today, many people are obsessed with building their dream home. A stunning swimming pool, huge walk-in closets, and a teched-out man-cave are the highlights of a dream home.

However, what is the point of all that money and hard work if you cannot relax outside your home?

The best way to create a relaxing space in the garden is to combine elements that make you feel relaxed and at peace. Don’t be afraid of adding elements that may seem out-of-place because they add to your space’s overall look, which will make you feel more comfortable.

Whether you are looking to chill out on your own, or entertain guests in a charming and delightful environment, follow these simple steps to create a relaxing outdoor space.

Invest In A Hot Tub

Hot tubs are a great addition to any outdoor space. The heat will have you feeling cozy and relaxed, while the jets can massage your muscles.

They work by creating bubbles and negative ions, which speak to our bodies on a cellular level. Negative ions have a positive effect on our moods, helping us to focus, relax, and alleviate stress.

Check out some of the best best hot tubs Chesterfield for some spa-like garden ideas.

Add A Hammock

A hammock will transform your backyard into the perfect place to relax and unwind. They are wonderful for reading a book, watching the clouds go by, practicing yoga, or just gazing up at the stars.

No room for a hammock? Install a porch swing or wood deck area with Adirondack chairs so you can sit and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of nature without really being outside.

Even More Greenery

Add plants that provide beautiful natural aromas and or remove plants with strong aromas that can bother you when you are trying to relax.

Make sure you have fresh flowers and plants in your yard to add a more natural aroma to the area.

Say Hello To Natural Sounds

Creating a birdbath, fountain, or waterfall that provides a calming background noise is perfect for relaxation, and they will attract beautiful backyard birds like hummingbirds and blue jays.

Get Comfortable

Create a comfortable seating area with proper lighting that allows you to be outdoors without being out in the sun.

Place your furniture so you can easily read, catch up on emails or watch your favorite show on the television without having to move to different locations in the yard.

Embrace Potted Plants

Create a small space garden, or add a few extra potted plants in your existing landscaping so you can easily turn an outdoor entertainment area into an inviting place to relax and unwind from the day.

Annalise O'Conner is a Registered Dietitian and Personalized Nutritionist. She is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, teaching nutrition in the School of Public Health and APAN (Asian Pacific Islander American Network) Email: [email protected]

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