If you enjoy spending time outside then it makes sense to make the most of your outdoor living space. It should be as inviting and comfortable as the inside of your home. Some feel that since they are single, or do not do much entertaining that there really is no need to do much with this space. It does not matter if you are the only person to ever see your backyard; you will appreciate these thoughtful extras, and that is all that matters.

 

Quilted Hammocks – Rope hammocks are classic and wonderful, but if you really enjoy your outdoor naps, consider shopping for quilted hammocks. They are unbelievably soft, and ideal if you have sensitive skin often irritated by rope. Make sure you look for quilted hammocks made of colorfast, all-weather material. Don’t have two trees? No problem! There are hammock stands available that allow you to put one of these casual pieces of furniture anywhere.

     

    Cushions – Whether you take a pillow out to your hammock for your nap or place one behind your lower back for lumbar support, cushions are a must! Plus, they give you an opportunity to introduce a bold color or pattern to your outdoor space.

       

      Solar Fountain – Every outdoor living space needs a solar fountain. You can place one on your patio or under your favorite shade tree with your quilted hammock. The sound of the cascading water will relax and soothe your mind. Plus, it will help drown out noise from traffic and nearby neighbors, so you can really enjoy your time spent outside.

         

        Tabletop Fireplace – You probably go inside when the sun goes down simply because it gets chilly, but you should not have to. If you are out there with your electronic reader enjoying a good book, then the temperature should not force you indoors. A tabletop fireplace will give you the little extra warmth you are looking for. When you are ready to go indoors just extinguish the flame.

           

          Birdbath – There is truly nothing better than just relaxing and watching the birds splash in the water. A birdbath will welcome living art to your space. Plus, it will invite pollinators, which is very good news for your flowers and vegetable garden. Do be sure to change the water in the bath daily, so it doesn’t get stagnant. Otherwise, it will smell, attract bugs, and look awful.