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7 Innovative Ideas for Your Backyard Entertainment

Decorating your backyard is always fun, but it could also get pricey if you decide to purchase premade items from expensive stores. Why not make your backyard look cool and trendy using DIY innovative things that will make it so much more exciting? Have fun decorating and reap the benefits. 

While there are many things that you can use to decorate your backyard, here are some innovative items that will blow your mind and help you transform your backyard in no time. We guarantee, it’ll become the hottest spot in your house or maybe even the neighborhood!

1. Chess Table

Make your backyard look vibey by using a board of chess as a table. Not only will it be practical to use while adding poise to the area, but you can spend your evenings playing a game of chess with your friends and family. 

What if you weren’t just satisfied with the table? How about a giant chess board located on the ground?

outdoor chess with giant pieces

You can use patio stones as outdoor chessboards, provided they are square. With tiles on the grass, you can play outdoor chess on the lawn. Or you can have a chessboard mat that you can easily fold and store.

Sounds like the perfect addition, doesn’t it?

2. Outdoor Shower

This may sound a little exotic, but why not convert your home into that beach resort you love? It’s straightforward to do. All you have to do is seclude an area of your backyard to make it completely private, and then install a shower head on top. 

Outdoor shower on backyard

Showering in the outdoors is a whole new therapeutic experience that will leave you feeling relaxed. You will start to enjoy your showers so much more!

3. Watering Cans Turned Into Containers

Recycle your old watering cans by cutting them open and using them as containers for flowers.

The rustic silver of the watering cans, along with the vibrant colors of the flowers, gives a vintage feel and will be just the perfect touch for your backyard. It is simple and easy and yet so effective!

4. Folding Chairs

No backyard is complete without folding chairs. They are the perfect balance of elegance and practicality. Specifically made for the outdoors, they can withstand most weather conditions and can thus last you a while. 

The best part about them is that they are portable and can easily be stored and used when needed. 

These chairs come in a large variety of colors, sizes, and designs, so you can pick those that are most suited for your backyard. 

5. Swing 

You can easily make a swing in your backyard. All you have to do is take a wooden plank and install it with ropes from a height.

It will be a pretty yet practical addition to your backyard that will encourage you and your family to spend more time outdoors and together! 

Outdoor swing from wooden plank

To make the swing more comfortable, you can give it some padding by putting an old mattress on top. Lie on the swing for hours at end, reading a book or soaking up the sun. It will be the best thing you did for your backyard, we promise you.

6. Set Up a Fire Pit Seating Area

Fire pits are a great way to enjoy the outdoors at any time of year. The design options are endless.

You can maintain some intimacy between your guests by creating separate spaces if you frequently have large gatherings at your house.

You can make the most of your fire pit by surrounding it with a seating area. An Adirondack chair for lounging, log benches for a rustic look, or a cozy corner sofa are all possibilities.

Fire pit on the backyard with a seating area

In this example, there is a centerstage in a sunken seating area. A spotlight like that is ideal for lifting the mood.

The safety of fire pits is crucial! Learn more about how far a fire pit should be from your home and anything else flammable, such as trees and bushes. 

7. Dance Floor

You may be wondering how you can recreate the magic that happens on the dance floor at an outdoor wedding, party, or holiday event. 

It’s actually quite simple. You can rent a ready-made floor or make your own backyard dance floor from plywood.

You can rent dance floors in a variety of materials (such as wood and sheet vinyl). When you make your own, you can paint it with any color or pattern you like.

The Bottom Line

Many homes have underutilized backyards that need little something.

These items will add the perfect touch to your backyard.

We have another piece of an article where you can find more easy backyard accessories ideas to spruce your outdoor space!

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