When you think ‘backyard shed’ you might imagine something dark and practical that smells like potting mix. But these homeowners have breathed new life into the notion of a backyard shed, making them light and airy places to sit and work or relax with a book and coffee. Instead of it being a place to store tools or garden equipment, a shed is transformed into a garden feature and a space to enjoy what you’ve cultivated. Get ready to be inspired!
It’s time to get spooky! Take a look at these Halloween inspired front yard ideas and you’ll see the key to creating a truly horrifying effect is all in the details. From dog skeletons to houses shrouded in spider webs and intricately-carved jack-o-lanterns atop menacing, skeletal bodies. This is a sure-fire way to keep intruders away! Inspiration awaits you in this scary gallery.
The entry to your home is where guests form their first impressions. Make sure it’s a good one by creating a front pathway that’s well-lit, easy to walk on and reflects your home’s style. Whether that’s stone with clean geometric lines, sweeping wet-look tiles, has a feature border or is rustic brick, there’s a front yard walkway idea here for you!
A beautiful terrace design makes the most of natural light and airflow. Interesting ceilings – whether angled, with skylights or laced with branches, help to achieve this, while still providing a modicum of shade. A monochromatic or natural color scheme is best, highlighted by a few token plants. Check out this gallery to see how you can play with materials and texture to draw the eye.
If traditional flower beds aren’t for you, get on trend by decorating with succulents. The sheer variety of succulents makes it easy to create an eye-catching feature that varies in height, color, shape and texture. Keep it soft with pale pinks and hues of muted green or channel desert vibes with scorching oranges, deep burgundies and deep greens. Click through for our favorite ideas.
Rock gardens are the ideal way to resolve backyard height differences while keeping things pretty. Nestle succulents among larger rocks and then top up with pebbles. Flowers with tiny heads look spectacular, particularly when you create patches of them in different colors. If you’re trying to disguise the rocks, you can allow thick mosses and taller bushes to grow over them. Check out this gallery for ideas on how to plan it out and keep it orderly or create a more unstructured look to suit your aesthetic.