Use a Focal Point Pull a little landscape sleight of hand by using a focal point to create a distraction. Any eye-catching object works if it draws more attention than the view you're trying to screen. Here, a small raised water garden captivates garden guests -- and adds a bit of tranquility Privacy Fence, Privacy Screens, Fence Ideas, Water Gardens, Modern Gardens Design, Backyard Living, Backyard Gardens, Outdoor Spaces, Back Yard
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Love the table with the bright chairs. Maybe take a cue from Young House Love and distress the wood.
Instead of a gate, the homeowner/designer set one wood-slat panel back a few feet to create an easy walkway. Without sacrificing its sleek, contemporary style, the fence remains functional and welcomes guests into the new backyard retreat.
Right outside the master bedroom in my dream home I will Create Privacy with greenery, gating, and a little table for two. If money is of no limit a jacuzzi would be in our romantic Private Garden! Oooo wa la! I Iove private gardens filled with colorful plants, a quiet retreat for sipping wine and reconnecting with my hubby!
Add a Porch. Front porches are back in business, especially if there's room for a bench or a chair to welcome guests to the front of the home. Be sure to check building codes for setback requirements. Also, if you plan to entertain there, make sure your porch has at least 12 X 24 feet of space.
Give It Some Shape-A pergola can be any size and shape you want. Though we tend to see them in squares and rectangles, you can create lots of visual interest by making other configurations, such as an L shape