Are you stuck at home, wishing for a setting that was a little more interesting? Turn your backyard into your dream destination, creating a relaxing escape in the comfort of your own backyard. Gain inspiration from your favorite vacation spot, turning your outdoor space into an inviting, resort-style retreat.

Tips for Creating a Luxury Escape


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  1. Decide On a Theme
    Most resorts have an underlying theme to create a cohesive feel throughout the property. From mountain lodge to tropical paradise or Mediterranean escape, the options are nearly limitless.
  2. Set the Stage with a Luxe Spot for Lounging
    Recreate your dream vacation cabana with a StruXure adjustable louvered pergola. Outfit your pergola system to match your resort theme with faux-wood wrap, architectural columns, or corbel ends. Create a backdrop where you can relax in comfort beneath the cooling spin of built-in ceiling fans or a patio misting system. Integrate premium pergolas accessories like motorized screens and curtains for a private, high-end feel. Adjust louvers to revel in the sunlight, dial-in the perfect amount of shade, or seal out the rain, making the most of every season.
  3. Set the Mood with Landscaping and Lighting
    Choose dimmable or color-changing programmable LED bulbs for your built-in pergola lighting scheme, enhancing the mood with fairy lights and string lights.  Illuminate water features or backlight plants, setting the mood with lush foliage and a low-lighting theme. Vary plant sizes and varieties, including big, bold options and those with bright colors.
  4. Don’t Skimp on Seating.
    Encourage extreme relaxation, including multiple seating options where guests can put their feet up, relax, and take in the ambiance. Think beyond standard fare, opting for a row of cushioned Adirondack chairs or plush sectional with enough space to fit your family, or an outdoor swinging daybed or luxury floor hammock in smaller areas.
  5. Add a Fire or Water Feature
    Warm flames and cool water ooze a vacation vibe, transforming any porch or patio space into a relaxing retreat. These come in many shapes, sizes, and price points, from large pools and built-in fireplaces to portable fountains and gas fire tables.
  6. Play Up Your Pool
    Furniture with colorful, decorative cushions and throw pillows, and pool lounges design for half submersion in the water, can turn even the blandest backyard into a resort-like retreat.

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  8. Splurge on an Outdoor Shower
    Taking a shower outdoors can be both relaxing and invigorating – a prime reason this feature is rising in popularity.
  9. Add a Few Luxe Accents
    Just a few high-quality accents will make your space feel more luxurious, such as rugs, outdoor cushions, pillows, throws, pots, lanterns, and other décor. 
  10. Don’t Forget the Drinks
    Refreshments are a vital part of the vacation experience. Set the stage with a mobile drink cart, keeping your favorite beverages, fancy shatterproof cocktail glasses, and umbrellas on-hand for impromptu backyard getaways.
  11. Incorporate Your Favorite Activities
    If you have space, consider the addition of your favorite outdoor activities, such as a miniature putting green, bocce, or gaming table beneath your motorized louvered pergola system.

Turn your backyard into an oasis designed just for you. Contact Denver Pergola Systems to learn more about our premium, feature-packed home pergolas, or schedule a complimentary design consultation today.

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