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!
A patio is such a versatile space, creating a sense of transition from the inside to the outdoors beyond. These days, the trend is to decorate a patio much like an indoor space, with plenty of seating and cushions and even rugs to create a sense of coziness. Timber painted white, and monochrome prints predominate with some natural fibers and a splash of color sneaking in too. Get motivated for a patio makeover with our selection of the best ideas right here.
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.