Summer is officially here this month! How will you celebrate the longest day of the year? Now’s the time to start thinking about how you’ll utilize and maximize your outdoor living space so you can focus on creating memories with loved ones.

From lively pool parties to a quiet dinner on the patio, here is a quick list of ways you can cherish the fun in the sun!


How to Get the Most out of Your Outdoor Living Spaces

  1. Pool Parties

Hosting pool parties is a great way to enjoy your outdoor living space with family and friends. Not only do they provide an opportunity to cool off and relax, but they can also create lasting memories.

To make your pool party fun and memorable, consider incorporating creative decorations such as customized pool floats or themed banners. Provide music that fits the occasion and offers refreshing drinks and summer-themed snacks like watermelon and popsicles.

Lastly, plan fun games such as water balloon toss or pool volleyball to keep guests entertained and engaged.

Need help planning the perfect pool party? Check out these tips!

  1. Relaxation Days

Taking time to unwind and recharge is crucial for maintaining mental and physical well-being. Creating a peaceful and comfortable outdoor space can be a great way to facilitate relaxation days.

Consider adding comfortable seating such as lounge chairs or a sectional sofa, investing in a hammock for napping or reading, or installing a water feature for calming ambient noise. Additionally, incorporating natural elements like plants and flowers can promote feelings of serenity and tranquility.

Finally, consider adding shading options like umbrellas or a pergola to provide relief from the sun and create a cozy atmosphere.

  1. Stay-cations

Speaking of relaxation… Staying in for vacation can be a great way to save money and enjoy the comforts of home. By taking advantage of your outdoor living space, you can create a resort-like experience without leaving your property.

Consider setting up a cabana or gazebo for a luxurious lounging area or creating a tropical atmosphere with plants and landscape lighting. Outdoor furniture, such as daybeds or chaise lounges can also help create a relaxing atmosphere.

Want to really transform your backyard’s luxury vibes? Consider incorporating elements like an outdoor kitchen or bar to elevate the experience and make your staycation feel like a true luxury getaway.

  1. Gardening

Gardening can be a great way to enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor living space. In addition to providing a sense of fulfillment and relaxation, gardening can also yield practical benefits such as growing your own herbs and vegetables.

Consider creating a themed garden, such as a butterfly or zen garden to add interest and variety to your backyard. Finally, be sure to choose plants that are well-suited to your climate and soil conditions to ensure that they thrive and contribute to a beautiful and healthy outdoor environment.

  1. Exercising

Did you know June 6th is “National Gardening Exercise Day”? Utilizing your outdoor living space for exercise and fitness can be a great way to stay active and healthy while enjoying the outdoors.

Exercising outside can be as simple as gardening your favorite plants! You can also consider creating an outdoor gym, setting up a yoga mat, or paving a jogging path. Incorporating natural elements like trees or hills can provide added challenges and make workouts more interesting.

Finally, be sure to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and shading options like umbrellas or a covered patio.

  1. Dinner on the Patio

Dining outdoors can be a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of your outdoor living space while sharing a meal with loved ones. To create a special atmosphere, try setting up a dedicated outdoor dining or picnic area using a tablecloth and festive dishes and cutlery. 

Incorporating lighting such as lanterns, candles, or landscape illuminators can create a cozy and inviting ambiance. Go the extra mile by adding natural elements like plants or flowers to add a touch of freshness and beauty to the table setting.

  1. Movie Night in the Backyard

Watching movies outdoors can be a fun and unique way to enjoy your outdoor living space with family and friends. To create a memorable movie night experience, consider using a projector and screen to display the movie.

Setting up comfortable seating such as outdoor sofas or bean bags, can provide a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. And don’t forget the snacks and drinks like popcorn, candy, and soda to complete the authentic movie-going experience!

Make Waves this Summer with Your Outdoor Living Space

Creating your ideal backyard paradise can be as simple as finding ways to spend more time outdoors while the weather is good.

As a pool owner, your outdoor living space provides endless opportunities to enjoy the warm summer weather and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

Whether you're hosting a pool party, taking time to relax, or creating a resort-like experience in your own backyard, there are countless ways to get creative and make the most of your outdoor spaces.


From gardening to outdoor movie nights, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So why not take advantage of this beautiful space and start exploring all the possibilities?
Looking for some ideas? Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board for more backyard inspiration. Let's make this summer the best one yet!