Turn an area of your yard into a backyard hammock oasis escape. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the lazy days of summer.
In the corner of our backyard is a giant white ash tree. This tree is one of my favorites around our home (besides the Colorado Aspen of course) for two reasons. One, it creates this gorgeous umbrella of green shade in our yard. And two, the area underneath it makes a perfect place to hide away and relax. So this summer, I took advantage of this space and created a backyard hammock oasis escape. And this hammock oasis even has a WOW factor I’m sure you are going to love as much as I do!
If you love to be outdoors in the summer, I have a ton of inspiration for you today! I’ve teamed up with the lovely Krista from The Happy Housie along with 21 other talented bloggers to share a ton of summer outdoor spaces with you. But first, let’s talk about this fun new area in our backyard.
Of course, to create a backyard hammock oasis one needs a hammock. We had a very nice one a couple years back until the squirrels decided to chew through the rope. I came home one day, looked in the back yard and saw the hammock laying on the ground. Who knew they could destroy it so fast! Well, now that we have Charlie – who loves to patrol the backyard and chase those pesky squirrels away – I was willing to try the hammock life again.
The Star of Oasis
And now that it’s in our backyard I can tell you – it’s a keeper! Both Chris and I have been on it and it feels very soft and durable.
To keep a magazine or Mexican coke within easy reach, I also added a little black stool to serve as a handy end table.
Now you may be thinking that’s all the lighting for this area. But wait – there’s more!
The Wow Factor
Now, for me to take this backyard hammock oasis to the next level I needed some lighting. So I weaved some shatter-proof patio string lights through the lower tree branches. Here’s how they look in our yard just before sunset.
But after the sun sets, it gets even better! These lights give this space in our backyard such a magical feel.
I love how the flickering candles in the lanterns allows me to spread soft light on the ground level too. At first I thought the candles might distract from the string lights. But now I think they just help to balance the light from the ground to the sky.
The whole family is in love with this new cozy corner of our backyard. And now all that’s left for us to do is enjoy summer!
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As promised, be sure to check out all the summer outdoor spaces linked below!
This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer outdoor spaces. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts.