We adore our backyards for their perfect balance of comfort and familiarity with the freedom and the thrill of the outdoors. It makes sense that you would want to share your outdoor paradise with the world, and Social Media Day is the perfect opportunity for it. So give your backyard the aesthetic touches it needs to become an enviable Insta-worthy spot!
It’s common for backyards to become cluttered. The culprits can range from kids toys strewn across the lawn garden tools out of their place. Clearing out the backyard is the first step in curating a picture-perfect backyard.
So tighten your bandana, snap on the work gloves, and get ready to give it a great big clear-out.
There’s plenty to take care of before your yard is picture perfect. A sufficient clear out entails:
- Mowing the grass
- Pulling up weeds
- Pruning the plants
- Raking fallen leaves
- Brushing the patio
- Polishing the deck
Performing these tasks on a regular basis will help you maintain a picturesque yard year-round.
Light it Up
Nothing creates ambience quite like a string of fairy lights. Their warm, comforting glow creates a welcoming atmosphere as the sun begins to set. They also serve as a stunning backdrop for your social media photos.
If you want something bolder than the twinkling fairy lights, you can set up edison bulbs or lanterns around your backyard to make it a picturesque paradise.
Hang lights across fences, suspend them in the air, weave them through a tree’s branches, or twirl them around poles – there’s plenty of possibilities for you to explore and experiment with.
Rattan furniture pieces are made by weaving thin rattan vines and are synonymous with summer and the outdoors. Sot it should come as no surprise that these stylish, lightweight, and durable furniture sets are hugely popular on social media!
If you’re in the market for some outdoor furniture, then rattan furniture is an excellent choice. Bear in mind that they are highly susceptible to natural elements like the sun’s harsh rays, so you be sure to invest in some high-quality waterproof bench covers.
And even though synthetic rattan is waterproof, heavy summer rains can also weaken its integrity. Protective measures such as sectional covers will keep them in perfect condition for your social media photoshoot.
Lived-In, Laugh, Love
Your backyard is an extension of your house, so why shouldn’t it be just as homey and inviting? Creating a “lived-in” aesthetic in your outdoor living area gives you a unique vibe to feature on your Social Media Day posts.
Reuse and upcycle your existing furniture to bring that lived-in feel to life. Add some cushions and blankets, add a few benches for seating, and set up a relaxing hammock.
This design style will give your backyard rustic charm that exudes laid-back comfort. Be sure to use couch covers and cushion covers when the area is not in use. Lived-in doesn’t have to mean worn out!
Style A Spread
Food photographs have taken over the selfies that once flooded social media. So why not serve a slice of your backyard with a side of some delectable food?
Start by setting the culinary stage. Jazz up your backyard by setting a table with some stylish dinnerware and cutlery, matching napkins, scented candles, and a bouquet of flowers in bloom. Then channel your inner chef by presenting the food in the most appetizing layout possible.
You may not have graduated from culinary school, but just a little bit of garnish and an eye for aesthetics sure can make your homemade meal look extraordinary!
The Right Rugs
For those looking to add a splash of color to their social media pics, a rug can be the perfect addition to the scene. You can layer them up on your patio or use them to hide imperfections in certain areas.
Outdoor rugs are practical to boot, as they prevent dirt from entering your home and protect your deck from UV induced fading. Opt for vibrant, bold, and patterned rugs if you want them to stand out in your social media posts.
Social Zone, Social Media
A designated social spot is ideal for picture-ready yards. This area could be any region in your backyard – the bar, the fire pit, the properly prepped swimming pool – any feature that attracts people.
Celebrate with a round of shots, snuggle up with your loved one, or watch your kids splash around in the pool. This designated area for entertainment could be the hotspot for all the activity and a great place to get the perfect “life in motion” shots.
When not in use, use couch covers and sectional covers to protect your seating area from the elements.