Feeling Confined? Create or Revamp your outdoor space!

In these unprecedented times when so many of us must stay at home to safeguard our health, this article comes up with some good ideas on how we can bring the outdoors in by creating or revamping our current outdoor space.  Most certainly, when we are able to get some fresh air on a regular basis, we will be able to better fight those feelings of confinement  and boredom 😕.  Whether our outdoor space is a huge backyard, small patio or even only a balcony, we can make the most of it by putting some of these seven ideas to work in order to create an inviting atmosphere with it — preferably at least six feet or more away from our neighbor 😊.  .

Curate an outdoor lounge space

Upset and feeling confined because you had to cancel a beach vacation you planned for spring break or summer? Create or revamp your outdoor space by setting up a lounge space on your patio or in the yard to give your outdoor space a tropical feel. You can either scour the internet for lounge chairs, chaise lounges, hammocks and outdoor sectionals, or create your own, like a one-of-a-kind outdoor lounge bed. All you need to complete this project is a platform bed frame, a futon mattress and outdoor fabric to cover it. (If you’re not handy with the sewing machine, this would be a simple task for a local upholsterer to tackle.) Plop some outdoor pillows on top for added comfort and style.

To complete your lounge, add in some side tables, a few candles and maybe a glass of wine to create that all-inclusive atmosphere.

DIY outdoor movie theater

The movie theaters may be off limits for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t re-create the experience in your own private outdoor space. Though you’ve likely seen elaborate backyard movie theater setups, it doesn’t have to be complicated in order to create or revamp your outdoor space and turn it in to your own private movie theater: All you need is a white sheet that can be tautly mounted on a flat surface (a shed or siding on your apartment patio will do just fine), a projector and your phone to play movies, TV shows or whatever else you’re binging on these days.

Don’t have access to a projector? It’s surprisingly simple to make one out of a shoe box, some cardboard and a magnifying glass. Round up your favorite patio chairs or arrange your outdoor cushions, make some popcorn and enjoy your movie with the background noise of the crickets chirping.

Create an outdoor bar

It may be a while before you can go back to your favorite dive bar or swanky cocktail lounge, so why not create your own in your outdoor space? You can, of course, buy a bar online, or you can re-purpose an old table or desk — or even get crafty with some cinder blocks, concrete glue and a few 1 x 6 boards to create your very own. Gather your Bluetooth speaker, your favorite cocktail ingredients and a few glasses to get the ambiance of your favorite bar right at home. Here are a few ideas for inspiration, so you can create or revamp your outdoor space to squeeze in a bar into the smallest of outdoor spaces and fight those feelings of confinement.

Beautify a barn or shed

A barn or a shed is a utilitarian structure, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an eyesore. Revamp and spruce it up by painting it a bold color, attaching some shutters, adding some flower boxes, installing a stone path or even stringing up some lights to zhuzh up that forgotten space in the backyard.

DIY fire pit

Just because many of the state parks or campsites are closed doesn’t mean you have to miss out on everyone’s favorite camping activity: the campfire. You can easily create or revamp a DIY fire pit for your backyard in seven steps, which only requires a few supplies you can pick up curbside at your local home improvement store. Not a big DIYer? You can always buy a prefab fire bowl that’s just as effective at creating that warm, cozy campfire glow.

Make an al fresco dining destination

We’re all getting a little tired of eating in our kitchens (or, maybe in front of our televisions) night after night (feeling cramped and cooped up ) 🥱😕. Mix it up a little by making an al fresco dining destination in your backyard or patio. to fight those feeling of confinement. Recreate and revamp your dining area with an outdoor dining table and chairs, lay down an outdoor rug and string up a strand of lights or craft yourself an outdoor chandelier to transform your evening meals.  😍😍🍹🍹

Create a meditation zone

Missing your yoga studio? You can create or revamp a space, still do a restorative practice and a shavasana at home — and make it even better by creating a meditation zone in your backyard. Plant a garden with calming scents like lavender or jasmine, create a stepping stone path to your meditation spot or even build yourself a standing tent or cabana with curtains that blow in the warm, calming breeze.

Read the Original Article Here: 7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home