Backyard design guide

Glam up your backyard with inspiration from these amazing landscaping and design ideas

Chic backyard on a shoestring

Glam out your backyard without breaking the bank

Outdoor living area
Photo by Bret Gum; written by Sharon Cohoon

Outdoor living area

$220: Choose the inspiration piece. That’s what Di did when she selected the ceramic fountain (far right) from the Jungle Nursery ( Its turquoise hue inspired her garden’s striking color scheme.

$100: You love it? The price is right? Buy it. Di had no idea how she was going to use the ceramic elephants (to left of fountain) when she saw them at a thrift shop. “But I knew they were just the right touch of whimsy.”

$10: Paint inexpensive pots. Between discarded pots and “wainscoting” a terra-cotta pot in blue, Di coughed up only $10.

$125: Ground the space. The turquoise-and-brown rug, made from recycled plastics, dresses up the garden.

Other costs: Sofa linens, $40.



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