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Let’s Decorate the Backyard!

A well-designed backyard is so inviting! You’ll want to spend hours outside. Are you looking for ideas? Here’s a list of decorative details that will make your recreational space the ideal place to enjoy life.

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Trees are the focal point of any outdoor design. Choose your tree species carefully because they don’t offer the same decorative potential. The tortured trunk of an oak tree, the slender trunk of a poplar tree and the drooping branches of a weeping willow tree look nothing alike. If there’s already a tree in your backyard, why not plant flowers around it? A sober tree emerging from a super colourful floral design always looks stunning. A paved circle or one made of small stones will serve as a place to linger. Use plants of your choice to form a second circle around it and place a bench somewhere in the midst of it all.

You’ll only need a few shrubs to provide depth in the backyard. A tiny woodland allows you to create a clearing to welcome guests in a setting decorated to your taste.

An enclosed garden, regardless of its size, offers a rustic style to the decor. A low stone wall, an ornamental fence or even ordinary posts can create the illusion of a new room extending from the home when the recreational space is well-defined.

Seen somewhere: a garden with a Celtic style. Imagine gliding from rock to rock, sometimes piled one on top of each other, with an in-ground fire pit, a pond and a simple shelter to complete the look.

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Planter boxes are a classic element of any outdoor design. They become creative when the pot itself is unusual: antique furniture, chandelier, seat cover, basket, sink, boot, watering can, bird cage, lantern, canister, barrel, mailbox, and even an abandoned water fountain.

Logs, standing upright on the ground, evoke a certain charm, especially in a winding path.

Logs become a very smooth and comfortable surface to walk on when they are buried vertically and leaning on a hard soil layer. Looking for other ideas? Beautiful fabrics suspended here and there, a privacy screen made of wicker or another aesthetic material, a wooden tray for aromatic herbs, a bath basin where birds come to freshen up, two stone columns standing guard at the backyard’s entrance.

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Add water fountains, arbors, pergolas, gazebos to the terrace or patio. If your budget allows it, seek the services of a landscaper. He/she is the true expert.

 

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