Decorating Guides
Nov 3, 2017

How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary

Backyard envy is a real thing. We all have that friend whose backyard is an outdoor wonderland, designed and landscaped straight from our dreams. We spend hours watching transformations on home improvement shows, fantasizing that it is our patio they are re-doing. Truth is, creating a backyard sanctuary for your family and friends is not that far out of reach. All you need is a vision, and you’re ready to get started!

Choose a Table and Chairs

One of the biggest roadblocks that individuals find to adding dining space in their backyard is a tight space which doesn’t fit a traditional patio table and chairs. That’s not a problem with Sofamania’s space saving modern dining set. This beautiful set features a square, glass-top table with seating for eight! When you’re not using the chairs, you can easily conceal them under the table to optimize space. Plus, the glass-top table makes for easy cleanup, just wipe and go!

For a more intimate feel, consider the Malibu round table with four chairs, that is made from all-weather material that will last for years to come. Or checkout our Honolulu outdoor sectional and coffee table. It is the perfect addition to your outdoor sanctuary. Choose between four beautiful colors to compliment your space.

Add a Pergola

If extreme weather is in the way of you enjoying time outside, add a pergola or a gazebo to shield away from the sun’s bright rays or protect you from rain and snow. This way, you can spend time in your backyard during any season.

Cover your pergola or gazebo with twinkling lights to create an exciting nighttime look while also providing mood lighting. Add a table and chairs or lounge chairs to lie back, take a nap or simply give yourself a break from a hectic day.

Build a Fire Pit

Adding a fire pit allows you to roast marshmallows, warm up or simply cuddle with your loved one in a romantic setting. Choose between a small and light fire bowl if you have a small space, or would like to move the pit around the yard. If you are committed and have a larger space, purchase a stationary square fit pit, which can fit more people around it.

For durable and affordable additions to your backyard sanctuary, shop the outdoor section at You’ll become the envy of others!