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 dining room
Photo by Bret Gum; written by Sharon Cohoon

Outdoor dining room

$200: Repaint for character. The ordinary picnic table and benches were used for a movie set. After the filming was over, Di bought them for a fraction of the original cost, then repainted them an unconventional turquoise.

$25: Decorate with plants. Chocolate brown Aeonium and orange Sedum are so stunning that you can get away with cheap pots.

$40: Shake up spray paint. Di bought white Moroccan lanterns at a Venice gift shop and spray-painted them bright orange. Similar ones available from




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