Patio / September 14, 2018 / Mia Morse
This sophisticated, airy, romantic scene starts with a backdrop of white tieback drapes hung from decorative drapery rods on two sides of your pergola. Tie them back with white, tasseled drapery cord. Light the scene with strands of white globe lights. Change the mood of the setting by changing the color of the lights, drapes, and tiebacks.
Depending on the shape and size of your backyard, the pool can be customized. This one, for example, is rectangular and actually quite tiny. It’s more like a tub. But simple designs and shapes are often the best choice for small spaces.
A cheap landscaping idea that creates great visual impact is the use of pavers and ground cover. If you have unused ground space in your yard or bare earth you’d like to cover up, use recycled or broken pavers in a mosaic pattern of your choice. Plant moss or creeping sedum between the seams for contrast. The combination of the two materials means you need less of each, saving you money.
Outdoor benches are somewhat different from other kinds, but they are essentially made the same way. You can build one from reused materials, carve it out of the wall, landscape or even start from scratch it all depends on the end result you’re looking for.
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