Every time you stare out of the house, you might find yourself looking at your backyard and wondering what you could do with it. When you host the entire extended family or the whole friend group on a get-together, the backyard is the space you can spruce up and turn into an entertainment space.

Out in your backyard, the circulating air can be good for sports and other fun games. On cooler days or nights, you can even have a movie night. This is also the perfect space to use the outdoor barbecue grill. Does that sound exciting? 

Here are 5 things you can add to your backyard to transform it into the ultimate entertainment space. 

Outdoor chairs and tables

First things first: the key to a great entertainment space is making sure your guests are comfortable. Most of the time, that means you need to have chairs and tables ready. On a flat level surface like a patio or a deck, add some furniture pieces fit for your entertainment style. 

If you prefer having cozy and chill nights with your guests, place some comfortable seats with lots of extra pillows. If your backyard is filled with beautiful flower beds and potted plants, you might want to add a lounge chair so you can enjoy the breeze.

Barbecue grill

Do another thing guests look for during any occasion? Food. That’s why a high-quality barbecue grill can be a good addition to your backyard. With a large umbrella, an outdoor dining set, and a large grill, you can cook all kinds of barbecue for the entire family: meat skewers for the meat lovers, and char-grilled vegetables for those who prefer healthier alternatives.

If you want something that can double as an aesthetic piece, you can also add a fire pit that you can use to make s’mores and other campfire favorites. 

Sports equipment

For more sports-minded families, you can consider adding a small tennis court, basketball court, or even cultivate a grassy area to exercise in. 

Worried because your backyard might be a bit small for an entire court? You can add just the essentials like the basketball hoop or a tennis net and save up some space. You can spend an entire afternoon with your friends just shooting some hoops or bouncing a tennis ball for some points. 

Projector

Another great entertainment idea for friends and family is to invite them over for a movie night. If the night is cool and there are a lot of stars in the sky, it’s the perfect time to grab a projector and a white blanket or canvas to watch a movie in the backyard. To turn your backyard into a fun theater, make sure you also serve some popcorn and soda.

White blanket or canvas

Don’t have a big budget for the backyard but willing to invest some time and effort? There’s no need for a projector, you can turn your old white blanket or a white canvas into a puppet theater by shining some light before it and creating hand puppets with kids. If you have a ton of art materials collecting dust around the house, this is also a good opportunity to take them out and design the canvas for an art-filled afternoon.

You’re now ready to turn your backyard into the ultimate entertainment space. Get those string lights, a cooler full of drinks, or a projector and basketball hoops outdoor. It’s time to entertain your guests in your beautiful backyard!

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