Secrets to Creating a Romantic Backyard
An Inviting Tropical Oasis & Retreat
The foundational aesthetics to help create a backyard bliss include tropical colors like hibiscus pink or various shades of lime green like the natural beauty of Hawaii. While bright whites have a stronghold, the board-and-batten look is transitioning to bolder, more colorful exteriors.
With these elements in mind, homeowners are investing more than ever in the living spaces surrounding their homes – expounding upon outdoor fixtures and features to make their backyards more blissful and serene than ever. Here are some romantic options to consider for your tropical oasis whether it be in Palm Beach, Naples, or Scottsdale.
Courtyards & Gardens
A sculpted lawn, tidy topiary, hedges, and planter boxes are key features to showcase your Tropical dream backyard. Lush hibiscus, lavender, and other flowering herbs add sweetness and visual beauty and are useful for home decor and cooking.
Birds of Paradise, gardenia and blue ginger make excellent garden statement pieces. Ornate pavers can be used to circle tree trunks. Fence the whole yard with an elegant stone wall for privacy, and add a spindle-top arbor gate for a finishing touch.
Pools & Water Features
Nothing quite says luxury like a custom water feature or pool. The sound of water has an immediate calming sensation, as does a swim after a long day. Consider a Koi Pond with a small waterfall with attractive artful stonework. Or even a pool bar with seating or a heated spa for post-workout recovery. No matter the size, water-based features appeal to all the senses.
Arbors, Gazebos, & Pergolas
An outdoor gazebo with vine rose, or wisteria climber can add story-book nostalgia and irresistible romance to any backyard. Be sure to line each post, pillar or beam with roses or other delicate flowers that will cling to the structure and show off year-round blooms.
Arbors and gazebos can be particularly lovely for privacy and fairytale evenings as the sun sets with beautifully appointed furniture and side tables for al fresco appetizers and beverages. Gazebos are informal gathering areas for intimate parties for family and friends.
Lawn Furnishings & Mood Lighting
Low profile, boxy, mid-century modern indoor/outdoor sectionals, Palma bistro-style table and chairs, and an assortment of coastal and beach wood furniture set the stay-cation and relaxation tone homeowners desire.
To create a more visually-interesting scene for guests, try hurricane lanterns around the pool, spotlight large palms or other trees and blooming hedges, or mount tiki torches or strings of hanging lights with oversized bulbs or delicate fairy lights for a romantic vibe in a cozy corner of your yard.
No matter your style or yard size, there are plentiful options for elevating the outdoor experience no matter the occasion.
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