Your Ultimate Guide to Creating A Beautiful Backyard Oasis

Summer is almost here so it’s time to start thinking about spending more time outdoors. Creating a beautiful backyard is definitely the way to start enjoying your home in the warmer months.

We recently bought a new home and while house hunting, a backyard oasis was top on my priority list. I wanted all the beautiful landscaping, a spacious patio, plenty of seating around a bar, an outdoor kitchen, and of course, a lavish pool and hot tub!

Of course, we can’t always get what we want, so if I couldn’t find a ouse that already had a backyard oasis, I was going to figure out a way to make my own!

Have you also been dreaming of creating a beautiful backyard oasis? Maybe you need some ideas or just aren’t sure of the direction you want to go so that everything falls together.

I have some tips and ideas below that I would love for my own backyard to create a beautiful and luxurious space that my friends and family would love to hang out in. Take a look below to get some of your own ideas.

Why You Should Create a Backyard Oasis at Home

Home is where the heart is, and I fully believe in making your home a place you want to be not somewhere to escape from. Creating a backyard oasis is a way to be able to relax in the evenings and weekends, not to mention making a fun place for your littles to play and get some sunshine.

How Do I Create a Backyard Oasis?

When creating a backyard oasis, it is important to choose a look that you love first. Hopefully, reading this blog will help you understand your style and what pieces you gravitate more towards.

After you find your style, next is deciding what your budget is to be able to create the look you want. It isn’t about all or nothing either!

If it isn’t in your budget to completely transform your space at once that’s okay! Transforming your backyard into an oasis can be done a little bit at a time.

After deciding your budget, it’s time to start picking pieces and designing! I like to start with furniture and then build around that.

Backyard Oasis Ideas to Create the Perfect Space

Use Colors and Patterns


Colors, textures and patterns really help to elevate your space and take it from cold and boring to warm and full of life.

The different pieces like the outdoor rug, outdoor dining set, and accent chair and pillows help to give this space a boho chic feel.

Create an Exotic Experience with Plants


Exotic plants can make it feel like you are in an oasis and elevate your space nicely.

The color green is a calming color and plants can provide beautiful scenery in your backyard oasis.

Include Fun Outdoor Lighting


Lighting has a lot to do with the atmosphere of your backyard oasis. I love walking into an outdoor space that has neat string lighting, it just makes for a fun atmosphere.

In this picture the light stands double as planters which is super neat! These wouldn’t be hard or expensive to make either!

Design an Outdoor Kitchen

There is just something so fun about cooking and dining outside. I love how the outdoor kitchen in this picture is so open and cozy.

Creating an outdoor kitchen can be as simple or complex as you’d like it to be. You can get a full grill, counter and sink or a simple blackstone.

Add in some Privacy


Even if you don’t have nosey neighbors like Wilson from Home Improvement, it’s nice to have a bit more privacy to your space. There are multiple ways that you can achieve this.

One way would be to use thick curtains, another would be to build a taller wall like in the picture above. You also could use trellis to make a tall and let plants climb it in the spring and summer.

Equip for Comfort


When I think of being in an oasis, I think of ultimate relaxation. When creating your backyard oasis you want to make sure that you have cozy and versatile seating and setting.

Comfy pillows and seating will make a huge difference in your ability to relax.

Create Unique Spaces with Outdoor Structures


Backyard structures always level up the space and make it even more special. Building an outdoor structure can even allow you to enjoy your space year round.

A pergola or gazebo can make your space feel unique and like a get away in your own back yard.

Consider Adding a Hot Tub or Spa


Who doesn’t love getting in a hot tub at the end of a long day? I know that I would absolutely love this!

Adding a hot tub or spa to your backyard oasis will make the space so enjoyable and fun for you, your family, and friends.

Use a Fire Place for Warmth


Having an outdoor fireplace is so nice! An outdoor fireplace can help to create a fun atmosphere in your backyard oasis and keep you warm during the colder months!

My kids love having a fire in the backyard year-round!

Create Shady Spots


Adding some shady spots to your backyard oasis is a must to keep from getting burned by the sun. There are lots of fun and creative ways to add shady spots to your oasis.

Trees are a great natural way to add shade. Some other options could be umbrellas, awnings, canopies or a pergola.

Provide Lounging Areas


Making sure that you have lots of different options for seating makes it perfect for lounging and relaxing. There is nothing quite like being able to lounge outside.

I love the idea of having different things like hammock, egg chairs, day beds, outdoor sofas,etc.

Build an Amazing Deck


I absolutely love this deck! It is beautiful and cozy. Building a deck will definitely increase the value of your home and elevate your backyard oasis space.

The way this deck is put together is so perfect. The furniture is cozy, the rug adds color and texture, and the lighting sets the fun mood.

Use Outdoor Speakers

Would you believe me if I told you that the hanging lanterns in this photo are actually speakers? Aren’t they so neat?

Outdoor speakers really help to set off the oasis vibe of the backyard. Having music playing in the backyard while my family and friends are hanging out is a must!

Add a Water Feature


Adding a water feature to your backyard oasis will definitely add some sense of relaxation to your space! I love the sound of a waterfall or bubbling water.

Water features elevate your space and help to make your backyard truly feel like an oasis.

How to Make A Small Space Work for a Backyard Oasis

Use a Bar Cart


If your patio is too small for an outdoor bar create a portable drink station! You can create a fun small bar with a bar cart.

The best part is that the bar car moves around depending on your needs and makes it super convenient for you and your guests.

Use Vertical Planting Boxes

Having room to grow in can be tricky in a small backyards use vertical planting boxes and attach them to houses or fences. These vertical planting boxes can also help to add a level of privacy to your space.

Standalone Fire Pit

A fireplace may not work in a small backyard but you can use a small fire pit. The benefit of a fire pit is the ability to be able to move it around as needed.

Use Multipurpose Furniture

Multipurpose furniture is so important when creating your space, especially if you are on a tighter budget or don’t have a ton of space.

When purchasing furniture try to make sure that you can use it for eating, lounging, talking with friends and if you have little ones that it is kid friendly.

Our Top Amazon Choices for Creating a Backyard Oasis!

Need some quick and easy backyard oasis ideas? Amazon has some really amazing choices!

Outdoor Sectional

When it comes to kicking back and enjoying some time outside, you want to feel relaxed and comfortable while you are watching the kids ride bikes, gathering with friends or families for cocktails, chatting, or have a happy BBQ time to enrich the conversation and escape from your busy life. Patiorama patio furniture provides the perfect setting for your outdoor activities.

This set comes with an easy-to-assemble ottoman and coffee table, so you have the perfect setting for any occasion. The weather-resistant wicker is made with a sturdy steel frame for an investment that lasts a lifetime. The strong tempered glass tabletop perfectly sits meals, drinks, and any games you & your party have in mind. You decide how to customize the shape for your space!

String Lights

Change your mood and light up your space with our outdoor string lights now! Gathering your family around the table outside, enjoying the happiness of a family union! These string lights create an exquisite appearance to suit both outdoor use and create a charming, fun and unique atmosphere!

Outdoor Dining Set

When you are outdoors with friends or with your family. You always want to have such comfortable and stylish outdoor furniture. A unique basket delicate design will enhance your outdoor living space. Perfectly match with any indoor room, yard, garden, or balcony; This curved backrest could fit your body and provides you with a comfortable experience.

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Outdoor Rug

A budget-friendly two-tone reversible mat gives your patio a whole new look. This rug is modern, and versatile and the sleek geometric design offers color and personality to your outdoor space making it easy to decorate with.

Propane Fire Pit

A propane gas fire pit table is the perfect outdoor centerpiece for your family and friends. It provides pleasant warmth on clear and cool nights, creating a warm, relaxing, and inviting atmosphere.

Outdoor Speakers

These rock speakers add a bit of decoration and personality to the space, while also serving a purpose. Listen to your favorite music anywhere with the Homewell weatherproof indoor/outdoor Bluetooth, solar-powered speaker.

The wireless design allows you to enjoy music without the need for messy cords. Perfect for pools, patios, decks, backyards, front yard,s and porch use.

Hardtop Gazebo

I love this gazebo because it reminds me of the cabanas you can rent while on vacation, but this is better because it is in your own yard!

Spacious enough to accommodate 8 to 10 people for your party. This outdoor gazebo is perfect for an outdoor barbecue, soaking, meeting guests, or daily relaxation.

Yard Lighting Stakes

Extend the mood lighting out to the lawn by using these super neat stakes. They elevate the lights and because the pole is made of high-quality steel it will not droop or bend easily.

Hanging Swing Bed

Swing into relaxation with the Sorbus Hanging Swing Nest! Lounge around the patio all season long or enjoy relaxation in the most unexpected places. This saucer-style daybed is spacious enough for an afternoon of unwinding.

It features a circular frame with a matching pillow for extra comfort in your favorite shady spot. Simply hang from a tripod stand or sturdy overhang that supports your weight. This classic round hammock swing complements any setting for a cozy resting nook.


These pillows help to elevate your space, while also providing comfort and style. They are durable and pair perfectly with tons of different styles.

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Outdoor Sofa

Unwind on this stylish set that not only looks good but feels comfortable with thick cushions. Designed with a sturdy steel frame, beautiful handwoven wicker, and topped with comfortable, all-weather cushions for long-lasting use.

Above Ground Pool

All ages will enjoy swimming and splashing all summer long in this 18-foot by 48-inch round above-ground pool; Includes a 1,500-gallon filter pump, a ladder, and a pool cover.

Built with a steel frame that is held together with FrameLink System to provide remarkable strength and connection.

4 Person Hard Sided Hot Tub

This hot tub features 13 warm and sizzling jets, 4 bucket seats, and it plugs into any standard outlet. Wham, bam, easy as that, ma’am. There is a fancy, schmancy digital control center for the jets and temperature, as well as one for the underwater, multicolor, LED light.

This tub also shows off a thermal friction heating system, a 205-gallon capacity, and is energy efficient. Relax and indulge any time of the day with the Lifesmart Spas LS100 4 Person Plug and Play Hot Tub Spa.

Inflatable Hot Tub

Relax at the touch of a button with the soothing AirJet Spa, rapid heating system, and integrated water filtration; Cushioned floor with convenient drain valve; Heating and bubbling work together to provide a comfortable massage experience.

This type of hot tub is perfect for renters or even if you have a smaller oasis budget!

Outdoor Bar

Make every hour happy hour with this all-weather outdoor bar set. The clean design features everything you’d want for hosting including a tempered glass top with ceramic tiles for easy drink placement, two comfortable chairs that curve to the body, and a canopy top to provide sunshade and rain protection.

Weather-resistant material over durable steel frames provides years of use and party hosting.

FAQS About Creating A Backyard Oasis

If your dream is a backyard oasis, it may be a bit of a daunting (and expensive) task. I wanted to answer some popular questions about creating a backyard oasis.

Are there other ways to create a backyard oasis on a budget?

Yes absolutely! Here are my favorite ways to create a fun space on a budget!

  • Start with lighting
  • Thrifting Furniture
  • Add a few pieces at a time

How do I transition my backyard oasis from warmer seasons to cooler seasons?

You will want to drain any above-ground hot tubs and pools for the cooler seasons. I would maybe consider adding a fire pit if you don’t have one already and adding outdoor heaters for cold days/nights.

Creating a backyard oasis may be some work, but it definitely pays off in the end! Then, you will add value to your home and your life by making small improvements.

What are your favorite ways to create a beautiful backyard oasis? Let me know in the comments below!

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