Does your backyard need a make-over? Probably. Especially once you see its potential. Here are some genius ways to transform your backyard into a natural wonderland for both you and your kids to enjoy!
Think Like A Kid
When you’re a kid, the world is your playground. If you’re updating your outside space, don’t be afraid to use channel your inner child and use what’s around you for inspiration.
Surround yourself with the beauty of nature by creating a space that’s au naturale, rather than filling your backyard with clunky metal and plastic.
Author of Last Child In the Woods Richard Louv expresses just how important it is to be consistently exposed to nature. He suggests that this exposure is necessary for healthy childhood development and that it plays a role in the physical and emotional well being of both adults and children.
Pathways, Tunnels, And Nests, Oh My!
Pathways, tunnels and small bridges are the perfect way to add some fun and a horizontal aesthetic to your backyard. Use tree stumps to create oversized pathways for the kids to jump on. Use foliage to create secret tunnels. Create a large hideaway or reading nest suspended from a tree by using grape and honeysuckle vines.
Use tree stumps to create oversized pathways for the kids to jump on. Use foliage to create secret tunnels. Create a large hideaway or reading nest suspended from a tree by using grape and honeysuckle vines.
Play With Size
You’ll need some vertical lines to add to your backyard wonderland. Don’t be afraid to add some height so that your kids can climb around. This will enhance their adventures and let them release some energy. Add some extra fun with a swing set or tire swing.
Make It Versatile
Create a ladder that can also be used as a jumping platform or lookout tower. Tie some rope together to build a web for climbing that doubles as a hammock.
Don’t Forget The Big Kids (You!)
The kids will find plenty to play with in their new backyard, but make sure you create some space for you and the adults. Throw in a nice big dining table and a fireplace to create the perfect entertainment center.