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!
If you’re already lucky enough to have a pool, why not take things up a notch with movie screens, waterfalls and in-pool lounges. Light it up with underwater lighting for contemporary appeal or a selection of gorgeous poolside lanterns for a luxe look. When it comes to the color of your pool area, the world is your oyster – shades of timber, grey and white all work well. So, get motivated for a pool makeover with these exciting design ideas.
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.