Cottage-Style Landscape Design

With its cheerful, informal look packed with a casual abundance of plants, a cottage-style landscape design always feels like home.

1. Romantic Looks

With its cheerful, informal look packed with a casual abundance of plants, a cottage-style landscape design always feels like home.

Even if you don’t have a thatched roof, you can give your home a romantic attitude with the right props. A low fence, such as a classic white picket or a wrought-iron fence, offers a sense of enclosure and heightened style.

Add a vine- or rose-covered matching arbor or trellis to connect unrelated areas, such as a front yard to a backyard.

To create vertical interest, place an obelisk or tuteur inside a flat expanse. If you have a large garden, space these structures along alternate sides of a pathway so they appear to draw you along.

Relax in outdoor furniture that looks homey and comfortable, not tired and rundown. Country-style painted and weathered wood chairs, antique metal shellback chairs, or a cute bistro set work well in the design scheme.

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