Our homes can be the pride of our lives, but it’s not just the interior that matters; the exterior can also be just as visually stunning as the inside with enough planning, time and care. If you’ve never designed a yard before, it can be more difficult than designing a room, as there are more aspects to tie together. Here are some tips to help you design a classy and beautiful backyard.
Choose a Theme
Just like interior design, it’s crucial to choose a theme for your yard. You can incorporate bright colors to give a lively and happy feeling to the space, or more neutrals and whites to create a sense of elegance and class. There are many different themes that you can choose from, such as a beautiful Japanese Zen-style yard, a cottage yard or a woodland theme yard. Choose plant pots, furniture and possibly paint to tie all aspects of your yard together, and create one cohesive theme. If there is not a style that appeals to you, you can create your own theme, but be sure to make careful decisions to ensure so that everything fits together well.
Choose the Right Plants
Plants are essential for a backyard. Whether you only have a few in plant pots or you plant all around with various types of plants and flowers, picking the right plants for your theme is essential. If you don’t want to overcrowd the floor space, use a trellis against a wall to incorporate different types of vines to really give a beautiful rustic, cottage look. There are hundreds of different plants that you can choose from, from bright colors to elegant, simple flowers, and there is something that is perfect for everyone. Don’t just settle for plants alone. Growing vegetables and herbs is very rewarding and can look just as good – and very impressive to visitors.
Decorations can be a crucial part of a backyard theme and there are options to suit everyone. For a very serene and classy look, there are many beautiful fountains and water features that can be added. Listening to the noise of running water can be very relaxing and may even attract wildlife, such as birds. If you have a high budget and a lot of space, you can build a running stream with a small bridge leading over it, for a stunning oriental look. Even the type and style of plant pots that you choose can have a large effect on the outcome of your backyard, so don’t settle for any plain old pot. Backyard furniture is just as important, as you can opt for a vintage or rustic style, and if you can’t find furniture to match the theme that you are creating, you can always buy paints or stains.
With these features, your backyard will have a great sense of style. Incorporating even one aspect on this list will make your backyard stand out and match the elegance of your home.