Bring the inside out with intimate garden rooms.
This West Vancouver yard is divided into several distinct living spaces, such as this cosy sitting area. Make a vignette like this more intimate and private by adding an arbour overhead. Remember that backyards don't always have to be swathed in grass. Instead, create an inviting terrace like this one with a Pennsylvania bluestone floor. This way, plants and flowers take centre stage without competing with green grass. Also, choose simple patio furniture to keep a garden from looking too busy.
See more pools, patios and gardens in our Inspiring Backyards photo gallery.