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Pinning a Backyard Retreat

The cold winter here in Pittsburgh has got us imagining the perfect backyard retreat! We are turning to Pinterest to show key features of a place where you can escape. Here are our four recommendations:

An overarching structure:
Don’t you just love that special ‘place’ in your home where you can relax? Maybe it’s the comfy couch in the living room or the cozy window seat. Well, we love having that same kind of place OUTSIDE. This pergola is so inviting and

The hanging curtains add a touch of privacy and make you feel like you are sitting inside – all nice and warm. Our Treated Pine Ramada could be your new destination for relaxation and fun!’s Treated Pine Single Roof Ramada

Pillows are the real man’s best friend
Once again, we want to stress how important it is to get inspired by what’s inside your home and to bring those pieces outside. When your guests see a few pillows lying on your outdoor furniture or even on the porch, they will want to stay for a while. Even if you are

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by yourself lounging on pillows with a warm cup of coffee in hand, the setting screams backyard retreat! These pillows below are really fun and the homeowner wasn’t afraid to simply lay them right on their wooden porch. Bright-colored, patterned, or solid-colored pillows with one-worded text are in style right now.

Create a secret spot
Sometimes we want to go into hiding – to escape the stress and take time for ourselves (which we should!). This beautiful hideaway is just large enough for a few people. The wooden planks leading to the chair are fun and the mismatched patterned pillows take that theme even further.

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The planks could be replaced for a pedestrian bridge to make the mood even more enchanting. has a variety of bridges including our Treated Pine Rope Rail Bridge with Cedar Posts. The overarching shrubs and trees in this secret spot bring this look full circle.

Add a pool
If you want to have the ultimate backyard retreat, adding a pool is key. You will never have to leave your backyard again! Your home will become the go-to for relaxing afternoons poolside and soirees at night. We love how natural this setting feels, too. The plants in extreme proximity, the overhanging porch, and small waterfall help to make this setting seem like the pool wasn’t man made, but existed even before the home was built.

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You can view these pins and more on our Pinterest board highlighting ways to create your own backyard retreat. Follow our Pinterest board and share your ideas with us here at! Happy pinning!


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