Tips For Turning Your Patio Into an Outdoor Oasis

Mar 17th 2019

After a long winter and plenty of rainy days, spring has finally sprung here in Nashville, which means it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather that accompanies it. One of the best ways to do this is with a beautiful backyard patio that you can retreat to and enjoy the company of family and friends.

So along with your annual spring cleaning, perhaps a sprucing up of your patio is in order as well. Here at NashCo Furniture — home of Nashville’s best furniture deals for living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture, and of course, outdoor furniture, we have compiled a list of some of the patio essentials that will help you turn your patio or deck into the backyard oasis of your dreams.

Once you’ve finished tidying up your outdoor area, take some tips from the following list for upgrading the look and functionality of your patio, and stop by our furniture warehouse in Nashville to get the best furniture deals!

Create A Relaxing Atmosphere With Music

Atmosphere is everything when it comes to making an environment relaxing. You want to feel like you’re on vacation right in your own backyard — a space where you can hide from the world, your daily responsibilities, and your pesky neighbors.

In order to transform your patio area into a relaxing retreat, you should consider adding the soothing sounds of music. Imagine your favorite song drifting through the air while you sit and sip on a glass of Grigio. Not only does this make a more enjoyable environment, but it also helps to block out noise from the surrounding area, whether from passing cars on nearby streets or from those pesky neighbors of yours.

There are a plethora of outdoor speaker systems on the market that are easy to install, and they can be as simple as a wireless speaker or as elaborate as an outdoor-mounted stereo system. There are even weatherproof speakers that disguise themselves as rocks for added patio decor!

Whatever technology you choose, bring peaceful sounds outside— drowning out all your daily distractions and worries.

Add Comfortable Outdoor Seating

This is the most essential component of a truly relaxing outdoor deck or patio. You should have plenty of options for outdoor seating that provide different aspects of comfort for the different preferences of your guests.

For uncovered outdoor seating, we recommend lounge chairs like our Padded Chaise Lounge or Sling Chaise Lounge — even opt for a full lounge set. For outdoor furniture that will remain covered via a screened in porch, gazebo, or canopy, we offer lounge sets in a variety of styles like our Cordova Reef for a more tropical feel to your patio or the Marsh Creek for a more contemporary look. The possibilities are truly endless for how you can mix and match outdoor chairs, lounges, and tables to maximize the look, functionality, and relaxing nature of your patio.

Add A Welcoming Dining Area

While many homeowners have some variation of outdoor dining on their patios, they often don’t get fully utilized due to their lack of maintenance or unappealing nature. Start enjoying more meals outside with friends or family this year by adding a new outdoor dining set to your patio!

Shine Some Light On Your Yard

Once you have incredible new outdoor furniture, it’s time to show it off! Adding luminous lights to your backyard can set the mood, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere that accentuates certain areas of your patio that you want to remain prominent.

As a rule of thumb, avoid harsh spotlights and white LED lights, as they only add eye strain and are anything but relaxing. Plus, you’re outside, so who wants to have harsh indoor white light be apart of their outdoor oasis? Stick to lights with warmer tones, whether it be be lighting via candles, floating pool globes, solar landscape lighting, or overhead chandeliers that hang from pergolas or gazebos.

Create Privacy In Your Backyard

Without privacy, one cannot truly let go of the cares of the world and de-stress. Creating a place where prying eyes of the world cannot see you is difficult when you live in the city or in a crowded subdivision in Nashville. Sometimes you need to get creative when it comes to finding ways to seclude your patio area.

Adding new landscaping features are a great way to wall the perimeter of your patio area while adding a natural touch to your feng shui. You can also utilize draperies and outdoor curtains along the edges of your patio roof to limit visibility from the sides of your property.

Add A Water Feature To Your Backyard

Besides the sound of music, the soothing sounds of trickling water are another great way to wash away all your cares, making for a very zen outdoor patio. This can be as simple as adding a small fountain that sits atop a patio table, or as complex as installing a new inground fountain or even a backyard pond with a waterfall. Either way, the sound of water will fill your ears and add a soothing element to your backyard retreat.

Gather Around The Fire Pit

If adding a water feature isn’t quite your cup of tea, then you could also look into adding some fire to your patio with our variety of fire tables. Not only are these great for gathering friends and family around on cool spring and summer nights, but they also will help you make more use of your patio later into the year as fall rolls around! Not to mention they also add an extra element of beauty and tranquility to your outdoor space.

Bring A TV Outside

Because, why not? If you struggle to make good use of your outdoor patio during the warmer months of the year, outside of adding new outdoor furniture, a TV can certainly entice you to use it more frequently and sit and stay a while. You can bring an existing TV outside or purchase a new one specifically for your patio, and there are plenty of ways today to weatherproof a television for keeping outdoors.

With the spring sun high in the sky, it seems the perfect time to start building your backyard escape. No matter how big or small your yard or terrace, you can add any (or all) of these elements to your outdoor space to create a relaxing, resort-like atmosphere right at home. A backyard oasis is not out of anyone’s grasp — just follow this guide and you’ll have the backyard set up of your dreams in no time!

What would you like to add to your backyard retreat? Stop in Nashco today to find outdoor furniture deals for turning the patio of your Nashville home into your own private oasis!