Sometimes, an actual holiday is just not meant to be, whether that’s because you can’t take time off or some issue came up that prevented you from travelling.
Nevertheless, there are certain things you can do to have a holiday right where you are, in the comfort of your home. So, we’ll tell you what you can do this summer to transform your garden and make it feel like a holiday, especially if you are looking to create a garden party atmosphere!
1. Create Some Shade
Nothing says holiday more than lying on the beach and soaking in the sun. However, the sun, rare as it may be in England, can be a bit much on some days. That’s why you’ll need some sort of shading mechanism in your garden to protect you from its bright light. And fortunately, there are several great ways you can do just that.
For one, if your garden is on the smaller side, then get yourself a sturdy parasol. It’ll provide you with all the sun protection you need while adding a pop of colour and cheer to your garden.
On the other hand, if you want something bigger than a parasol, a canopy is the solution. You can have your pick of the numerous canopy designs and colours available nowadays, and you can even DIY your own canopy with the right materials.
Alternatively, for a more luxurious style, you can get a cabana or a gazebo. Both are great options to create some shade for you to sprawl in and will definitely make your garden look like a holiday resort.
2. Add Some Water
A holiday isn’t complete without taking a dip in the water, right? That’s why we highly recommend adding some body of water to your garden for a real summer vacation.
If you’re fortunate enough to have the room and money for a pool, then get one at once. You can even add sand or pebbles around it for a beachy look. Both kids and adults will love it, and this will take your pool to the next level.
And if you’re not that great of a swimmer, no worries. A hot tub will provide you with all the holiday vibes you need and will take away all your stress and tiredness. Also, an added benefit of a hot tub is that you can use it year-round, even in the winter, so it’s a great purchase.
Finally, for some extra water, you can also add a fountain or a water chute. Both will drown out the sounds of the outside world and make you feel as if you’re truly alone on your holiday.
3. Create an Outdoors Bar
Let’s be honest; a good drink is a much-needed item for a fun holiday. So, to spare yourself the trouble of going in and out of your house a dozen times a day, you can simply build an outdoors cocktail bar and make your drinks right where you are.
You can make it a simple thing with just a shelf on the wall and some stools, or you can go the whole nine yards and build a top-to-bottom bar with its own mini-fridge and neon light sign.
4. Get Your Hands On Vacation Furniture
Now, for you to take it easy and relax, you need some furniture to relax in, which happens to be our speciality.
So, initially, you can set up a hammock or swing in your garden. Just think about relaxing and dozing off on one of them. Nothing says holiday more than that, right?
You can also place some rattan or wicker chairs and sofas around a low coffee table. This will allow you to entertain many guests without compromising on comfort or losing the holiday illusion. Wood furniture is also okay, but it’ll need more maintenance as it’s not waterproof like the other two materials.
Finally, some reclining chairs for sunbathing will round up the vacation look, and with a drink in your hands, you’ll be set to go.
5. Go All in With a Tropical Theme
If you want to feel like you’re vacationing on a tropical island, then plants will be your new best friend. Accordingly, you should place around your garden some foliage plants with big, lush leaves and add some tropical flowers and hanging plants as well. They’ll undoubtedly transform your garden and make it look like a miniature rainforest.
However, some people may not have the space needed for these large plants. In that case, you can paint your fence or one of your walls green for a similar effect. And if you don’t want a permanent garden makeover, you can get a bamboo screen and hang some flower pots on it. Just one look at it, and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a tropical island.
6. Camp in Style
Sometimes, the best parts of the holiday happen at night. So, if you want to recreate that experience, you can camp out in your garden under the stars.
First, get a tent that’s big enough for you and your loved ones, and decorate it with some fairy lights. You can also scatter a few lanterns throughout your garden for a more romantic atmosphere.
Then, start a small bonfire in a fire pit and lay around it, talking and roasting marshmallows. And if you want to make a day of it, you can even fire up a barbeque while the sun is still out and cook yourself a delicious meal to enjoy later at dinner.
Even if you can’t travel this summer, you can still have a great holiday in your garden if you get the right items. The key is to think about what you’d find in a resort and make your own version of it. *Please remember our top tips on what you need to know about ordering garden furniture this summer.
Once you do, you can have a holiday every day in your garden, and you won’t have to worry about when your holiday will, unfortunately, come to an end.