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Escape to Your Own Backyard Oasis

Of course a day at the beach is a wonderful way to escape, but sometimes life just doesn’t leave time for chasing the surf and the sand. So for the days you can’t bring yourself to the beach, bring the beach vibe to you by creating a fun oasis in your own backyard!

The first step to achieving the perfect paradise for you requires taking the time to think about your personal relaxation style. Are you happiest enjoying a quiet night catching up with a few friends, or do enjoy inviting everyone you know over so you can show off your latest barbecue techniques? Once you have an idea for the type of haven you’d like to create, you can then build your style around it.

Although the possibilities are endless, three fun and easy themes you can consider are retro, beach bum, and shabby chic.

Retro
Make your backyard into a swinging pad this summer with some fun touches that speak to summers past. Couple Rio’s Metro Weave patio furniture and Steel Web Chairs with throwback patterned pillows to create a true blast-from-the-past experience. Add to the look by visiting a local thrift or vintage shop to repurpose items, such as an old Radio Flyer wagon as a funky drink cart to keep your guests refreshed, or pick up some fun 60s and 70s-styled glassware or accessories (like a fun deviled egg plate or water pitcher) to add ambience to outdoor meals.

Beach Bum
Make it feel like it’s always 5 o’clock in your own backyard by creating the ultimate getaway spot. With Rio’s Margaritaville line of products, you can celebrate like a Parrothead any day of the week. Add some fun tropical lights, tiki torches–and if you’re feeling really crafty, a DIY tiki bar–and you’ll be ready for endless paradise!

Shabby Chic
Give your backyard a fun, boho style by adding some fun, quirky elements that are functional and give some visual flair. Get in touch with your wildside by repurposing an old chandelier as a bird feeder or create a “pillow quilt” that you can use for backyard picnics and late-night stargazing. Add a little elegance to the look to help ground it by including one of our stone- or glass-top dining tables.

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