From outdoor living rooms to lush landscaping, backyards deserve as much attention as your Airbnb vacation rentals interior design.
Looking out at the vast space behind your short-term rental should get you thinking about backyard design ideas. Your rear yard is an extension of your vacation home and should be treated with the same care as the rest of the house. The design of the outdoor space will be the foundation for everything else. It’s crucial to plan accordingly. Know what your outdoor oasis dream is before you start digging. Do you want a more classic or modern feel? Or maybe you want to create a luxurious spa-like atmosphere. You can create space for entertaining, or just space to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
This is a collection of 16 backyard landscaping ideas that will inspire you to create your ideal space.
It can seem daunting to design a backyard, especially when you have a large area. It’s possible to make it manageable with a solid plan. However, creating a backyard in stages is ideal, which is great for DIYers. It is important to know how each piece will fit together. Having an overall plan for your space gives you something to work towards and ensures you don’t waste time.
While planning is a key factor in your design’s success, we suggest three main categories to consider when designing your landscape.
Outdoor Airbnb entertaining is at its best when a cozy firepit is available. A campfire is the best way to celebrate summer. A fire pit is a great focal point in your backyard. If you have one, plan the rest of your landscaping around it.
A hammock doesn’t require a lot of space. You can place it in an area of your backyard with shade to avoid scorching in the heat while you relax. It’s the perfect Airbnb patio idea for your vacationers to kick back and relax.
Swings are a simple way to make an impact. You should ensure that the tree or structure is healthy before you attempt to take a swing. Avoid trees that have signs of decay or dead branches. Hanging swings from branches less than 8-10 inches in diameter is a good rule of thumb.
You don’t need much to make an outdoor dining space that is perfect for foodies. Consider factors such as the number of chairs and the type of furniture when planning. Every great Airbnb patio has a usable dining entertaining space. Gravel or mulch can be used to create a visual separation between your dining area and the rest of the yard.
To separate areas in your yard, you can use a pergola or canopy. You can attach these structures to your home or make the yard feel larger. You can add a seating area or dining area underneath the structure, then decorate it with string lights and flowers.
Although bench swings are a common addition to porches, it doesn’t mean that you can’t put one in your backyard. You can choose from a variety of prefabricated bench swings or build your own. Many bench swings can be used as a standalone unit, but you might also want to hang one from a pergola for that front porch look.
A fence can be used to keep things in or out of a backyard. You can dress them up with flowers and plants to make them blend in better with your backyard. Mixing a variety of climbing plants such as trumpet vines, climbing roses or trumpet vines can create a visually striking effect. You could also experiment with the texture and weight by using shrubs such as holly, Hydrangea, or Lilly pilly. An evocative texture can be created by perennial flowers such as Japanese anemones and ornamental grasses.
If hot tubs are placed haphazardly, they can look unnatural and unprofessional. A chic and spa-like in-ground model, however, is possible.
The pandemic taught us something: sometimes, a grill is not enough spring for an outside kitchen when it comes down to redesigning your backyard landscaping design. As you plan, consider the proximity of gas, water, and electrical hookups.
An outdoor fireplace is perfect for outside living. It can also help increase the property’s value. You’ll be able to use your outdoor space more often in spring than in fall due to the warmth of the fire. Banken built a fireplace with a seating wall that separated from the planting beds and provided additional seating.