A Lovely Lawn: How to Design and Decorate a Beautiful Yard

by | Jun 22, 2020

Did you know that yards weren’t practical until the Industrial Revolution in the U.S.? Previously, they were considered a luxury for the wealthy. 

Today, having a beautiful yard is common for many Americans. 

Are you looking to create a lawn that you can fall in love with and relax in every day? 

In this article, we’ll explore the top tips and tricks to decorate and design your dream yard. Read on to find out everything you need to know, from what products to use to design patterns and more.

1. Lay a Stone Path

Add some character to your amazing yard with a lovely stone path. It’s a great way for yourself and others to get from point A to B without having to step in the grass. 

A stone path will add a beautiful look to your yard, and you can decorate it with unique garden items. 

You can even have your path lead to a gorgeous seating area in your back yard, with flowers and other beautiful items all around. 

2. Fill a Basket With Your Tools

When you have crates or baskets that you can paint different colors, these can add accents to your backyard design.

You can then place your tools in these baskets for an aesthetically appealing design and ease-of-use. 

3. Fence Decorating

Why not decorate vertically? You can choose what you’d like to place on your fence, whether they’re hanging plants or other garden items. 

This is especially useful when you’re tight on space since you can make use of your space by planting vertically. 

4. Attracting Butterflies

Sitting outside in your yard, you can enjoy the view of butterflies if you know how to attract them. 

Some plants butterflies like are blossoming weeds, coneflowers, hollyhocks, nasturtiums, and sunflowers. You’ll also want to do some research to find out about other butterflly-attracting plants that will grow well in your local area.

5. Japanese Rock Garden

A Japanese rock garden is a way to accentuate your yard. Whether you’re looking to meditate or relax, it’s a great place to de-stress after a long day at work. 

6. Adding Adirondack Chairs

Adirondack chairs are great to place in your yard, especially during the summertime. You can place multiple chairs around a fire pit, along with some blankets. 

7. DIY Planters

You can add various layers and colors by having planters for your garden. You can create your own planters, or buy them pre-made. 

8. Comfortable Backyards

Don’t just throw a table and chairs or couch in the backyard — decorate them! You can create a cozy look by adding pillows to outdoor furniture. 

To make it bright and inviting, try out different colors and patterns. 

9. Lighting

Whether you’re decorating your patio or backyard, having outdoor lights can really add to the aesthetics. Try placing string lights across a table for get-togethers with friends. 

Or, you can string them around a tree in your yard. 

10. Have a Movie Spot

Whether you’re looking to have an outdoor movie party with friends, or just sunbathe in the backyard, you can set out some chairs for these activities. 

Have an outdoor table in the middle of the seats to place your drinks, and get the popcorn ready for the movie night. 

11. Add a Gazebo

Why not have your stone path lead back to a gazebo? This is a great way to relax outside without having the sun beating down on your skin. 

Add some comfy cushions and pillows into the gazebo for maximum comfort. If you live in a coastal area you may even be able to set up your gazebo so it has a water view. 

12. Have a Variety of Plants

Enjoy summer and really bring your yard to life with different colors and types of flowers. Opt for plants that flourish at different times of the year to make sure your yard is vibrant year-round. 

Evergreen trees are a great option since they don’t lose their leaves. Also try to choose plants of varying colors and heights to create a variety. You can plant them around stone paths, or place them off to the side in your yard. 

13. Add an Iron Garden Gate

Try adding an iron garden gate to your yard and planting roses near it. As long as it’s weather and rust-resistant, you can enjoy it year-round. 

14. Attract Birds

To make sure your yard is busy with beautiful birds to watch, it’s a great idea to have a birdbath

You can paint it in different colors to match your backyard, and it’ll be another beautiful accent. 

15. Maintain Privacy

While you’re outside in your yard, you might want to maintain privacy depending on how close your neighbors are. You can create your own, or buy a premade wall to close off your yard.

Further improve the look by adding some flowers, a mirror, or a hanging window. 

16. Hardscaping Creativity

Why not create walkways and walls with stone? If you’re worried about the price, you can check out your local nursery and landscaping stores for deals. 

Place them together in a dry stack and it will create the illusion that it has always been there. Add a variety of different blooms to accentuate the walls. 

Exploring Beautiful Yard Ideas

Now that you’ve explored a guide on beautiful yard ideas, you’re ready to plan yours. 

Are you ready to get your yard ready and make sure it’s beautiful? Do you have questions about the placement of items? Contact us today and we’ll answer any questions you have. 

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