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Everyone knows that winter can be dreary and cold. So, why not make the most of it?

In the United States, close to half of all Americans own a fireplace if their home was built after 2018, and those numbers are even higher in colder areas. Having a fireplace in your home or on your property can make you feel like a king.

Do you feel like you need to check out your home for winter even more? Then you need to read these winter backyard ideas to make your home the winter wonderland you’ve always wanted.

1. Have a Shelter

If you want to be able to use your backyard during the winter, one of the best ways to ensure that you can is to have a shelter of some sort.

This could be a gazebo, a covered porch, or something else. You could even add awnings that will come down on the sides to keep the cool air out during the winter.

Within whatever shelter you choose to put in your backyard, you’ll want to furnish it with lounge furniture. You may even consider putting tables and couches under here so that multiple people can hang out.

2. Have a Bunch of Lights

When the winter time rolls around, you most likely want to spruce up your space to be more inviting and cozy.

Adding a bunch of lights in the backyard such as string lights hung across trees or around your gazebo add a cozy atmosphere that will keep inviting you outside all winter long.

3. Hot Tubs Are Not Just For Summers

What better way to warm up after a cold winter day than to take a dip in your hot tub? Although you may think hot tubs are only for when it’s warm outside, they can create a completely different ambiance and atmosphere when used during the winter.

Pair your hot tub dip with a nice cup of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows on a snowy day. You basically created your own winter wonderland with this vibe.

4. Fire Pits Make the World Go Round

Imagine sitting outside on a cold winter day gathered around your fire pit roasting marshmallows. This is perfect just for your family, or if you like to entertain, this is a great way to do so during the winter months.

You can host bonfires, cook food over the fire pit, or simply just gather around it to stay warm.

Since you’ll have the fire pit year-round, you can even decide to decorate the fire pit in a more wintery fashion during the colder months.

5. Seasonal Decor Is Not Just For December

Although many of us decorate for the Christmas season, you do not only need to create a winter wonderland and decorate your backyard during December. Using string lights, decorating with winter furniture and decor, and decorating the fire pit during winter are just a few of the ideas for seasonal decor that can last more than just December.

6. Plant Needled Evergreens

During the winter season, you may choose to redo your landscaping. If you want to just make this temporary, you can use plant potters for your Needles evergreens. These are a great addition to make your backyard look beautiful well also incorporating natural elements.

7. Perennials Make Things Easier

If you do not want to deal with landscaping every single spring after the cold winter destroys some of your plants, then you should consider perennials.

Although you can add more plants to your backyard to spruce it up for the winter, perennials allow you to leave them without any extra work because they will blossom again in the spring. This means a beautiful backyard without all of the work.

8. Get Furniture That Can Withhold the Winter

If you want backyard decorations that you do not need to replace every few years, you need to make sure that you get furniture that can withhold the winter months.

This means you’ll need to do research to understand which furniture is the most durable so that you save money down the line. This will also be better for summer months with harsh light as well as during the rainy season.

9. Have Outdoor Heaters

If you want to spend more time outdoors during the winter, adding outdoor heaters to your space is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your family and even your guests.

You can place these outdoor heaters on the patio, around the yard, or both. There are so many different styles that you can choose one that fits your vibe specifically. When you are not using them, it is easy enough to store them in your garage or an outdoor shed. And, if you want, you can even keep them out because they add to the look of your backyard.

Winter Backyard Ideas You’ll Love

If you think your backyard can only be used during the warmer months, you’ll have to think again. By using these winter backyard ideas that you love, you’ll be spending more and more time outside during the winter.

You may even find that you spend more time outside during the winter because you’ve created a winter wonderland escape in your own backyard!

If you need help completing your outdoor winter wonderland, you can contact us to help you. We will make sure you fall in love with your backyard all over again during the winter season.