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How to Create a Luxury Backyard

Your backyard may be overgrown and full of weeds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start dreaming about how you could transform it into a luxurious space. Don’t go for just any old design. A luxury backyard can be the ultimate spot to entertain friends and family, or simply a beautiful place to relax after a hard day’s work.

Not sure where to start? Take inspiration from these extraordinary backyards.

A great deck or patio is the first piece in creating a fabulous outdoor retreat. If you have the space, choose a design that incorporates different levels and materials to create the illusion of separate spaces.

Privacy is everything. Whether you’re looking to hide from your neighbors or avoiding the onslaught of bugs, a pretty gazebo can provide the shelter you’re looking for. Opt for a free-standing piece surrounded by shrubbery; or include it as an addition to your deck.

If classic, wood structures aren’t your style, a cabana with curtains may be just the hideaway you’re looking for.

No luxury backyard is complete without beautiful landscaping. There are a myriad of ways you could choose to use flowers, plants and shrubbery to enhance the look of your yard. From structured designs to overgrown English gardens, the options are endless.

This backyard’s regal shrubbery gives way to an overgrown oasis.

Take your backyard to a whole new level by installing a pool or spa area. Not only do pools provide hours of entertainment; but when the sun goes down they turn your yard into a midnight oasis.

The right furniture can make or break an upscale backyard. Know your aesthetic and pick pieces accordingly. You’ll want at least one luxury sitting area, like the streamlined set-up by Studio Vondom.

If you plan on entertaining, or even just hosting a simple family dinner outdoors, you’ll also need an inspired dining area. A table and chairs alone won’t do. Add candles, a chandelier and fabulous place settings to really nail the right look.

A real luxury backyard also needs an outdoor kitchen. No simple barbecue need apply. You want all the bells and whistles, like this outdoor kitchen that features a cooking area, sink, plenty of storage and the ultimate outdoor luxury– a dishwasher.

A truly elegant backyard needs to look just as amazing at night as it does during the day. You don’t want your guests stumbling around in the darkness.

Traditionalists may want to stick to installing LED lights around the periphery to give the property a pretty glow.

While those who love a bohemian aesthetic, can mix and match with lanterns, torches and light strands.

Don’t forget the little extras that can make a big difference. Adding a fireplace or fire pit, cozy throw pillows or an outdoor rug can be the final touches that turn your backyard into the ultimate in outdoor luxury.

By Megan Mostyn-Brown

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