How to Create Your Very Own Backyard Spa Oasis

For many people, their backyard is their retreat and sanctuary. It’s a place to escape to, relax and find peace at the end of a busy day at work. It’s a blank canvas that can be turned into your special getaway. Depending on your preferences, you can turn it into a green oasis with stone pathways and water features or an outdoor living area, a comfortable and inviting place where you can cook, eat and entertain.

For some people, the dream is to have their own spa – a place to get away from the noise and stress, relax, unwind and refresh. Here are some tips on how to make that dream a reality.

Ensure your privacy

In order to be able to fully relax and be comfortable in your own backyard, you can’t keep looking over your shoulder and worrying if curious neighbours are watching you. You need a certain level of privacy and one of the best ways to do that is to plant some lush foliage. You should avoid plain combinations of green grass and fir trees, and go for a layered look mixing different textures and colours, shapes and sizes. This can be done with tall trees and medium-sized shrubs, trimmed hedges, low ground coverings in deep colours and climbing vines on arbours that will ensure that vibrant burst of colour you’ve been looking for.

You can ever go overboard with plants. Not only do they create a calming atmosphere, but they will also provide you with some much-needed shade during hot summers. You can also use them as focal points in your yard or as dividers for different sections. Moreover, instead of seeing just your neighbour’s fence, your plants and trees can make the end of your yard look like the edge of a forest.

Another option is to use hanging curtains or shade sails on your patios or even install a gazebo to add a taste of luxury – it can serve as an outdoor room or simply as an enclosed spot for dining or relaxing.


Although a separate and enclosed spa sounds fantastic, you don’t really need to have a special structure to be able to enjoy in your backyard oasis. You can start with your deck or patio. Simply add a few features and enhance their beauty – it can be a lounge bed or a hammock, comfortable outdoor furniture, colourful seating, pillows or floor coverings, or vintage hanging lamps and clay pots with flowers. Not all features need to be permanently there. You can have your own spa kit and bring it out when you feel like it.

Adding a water feature is something that will definitely transform your backyard and give it an original touch. Primarily, it will be calming and it will also stifle the city noise. It can be as small and simple as a water fountain or a full-sized hot tub, if a relaxing soak is what you need to unwind at the end of the day.

If you’re looking for a way to be more original and unique, install a bathtub for late night bubble baths under the stars and add a vintage vanity with a mirror, a washbasin and a pitcher. Use Oriental or Moroccan-inspired colours and decorations to make it even more special.

Finally, if your budget allows you to splurge, build a custom sauna or even a swimming pool. Oasis swimming pool solutions are currently in vogue – they are small and versatile, and even a small backyard won’t stop you from enjoying this luxury. They can be made to fit in very small spaces and designed to accommodate different needs – swim jets offer resistance, and spa jets offer relaxation and hydrotherapeutic benefits. Your children will also be safe in these pools built from strong and resilient materials, with non-slip surfaces and wide steps.

In the end, for final touches to your backyard oasis, install soft lighting or candles for a cosy, romantic feel at night, and tuck a sound system in convenient corners so you can fill the space with soothing music for the quintessential spa experience.

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