Quaint Cottage Backyard Swimming Pool With Surrounding Stone Wall, Planted Border and Small Covered Shed
A small brick shed with pointed roof is built into the stone wall surrounding this cozy, cottage backyard swimming pool. A planted border hugs the inside of the wall adding natural color and texture to decorate the space.
Vibrant Cottage Yard With Natural Rock Wall and Plush Mix of Flowering Plants and Shrubs
A mix of flowering plants and shaped shrubs create beautiful levels and textures to decorate the natural stone yard in this cottage yard. The blooms add soft color shining against the vivid green grass.
Decorated Metal and Stone Outdoor Dining Table with Oversized Pillows, Greenery and Vases
Oversized pillows do the obvious work of cushioning metal outdoor dining chairs, but they also can disguise wear and tear. Designer Monica Stewart, who owns The Misfit House in Athens, Ga., positioned these strategically to cover up scuff marks on chairs. If you’re on a covered porch, you can even grab indoor pillows to spruce up a space for an evening of entertaining and then bring them back inside.
Cottage Side Yard Swimming Pool Surrounded by Concrete Patio and Planted Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs
This swimming pool brings an air of elegance to the cozy cottage feel of this home. The stone home exterior blends down to a concrete patio surrounding the rectangular pool. A border of planted grasses and shrubs adds beautiful natural color, texture and height to decorate the space.
A home without shutters gives you more flexibility when selecting a front door color. Choosing a blue-based color can be an alternative to dark green, taupe or black, says landscape designer Danna Cain.
Traditional Cottage Exterior with Cedar Shingles and Craftsman Trim
This house had a previously neutral exterior, but the family wanted the exterior of their house to match the traditional cottage look of the interior, so they had cedar shingles added to give the house some color. They also added beefy, Craftsman style trim to really make the angles of the house pop against the dark cedar shingles and the green of the parterre garden.