6 Budget-Friendly Backyard Decorating Ideas

Reiko Caron shares six cost-effective ways to convert a small, dark backyard into a functional space.

Inspired by a recent trip to Portugal, the homeowner mimicked the look of her hotel’s landscape to create a unique, modern and design-forward outdoor space of her own. Get inspired by the six standout features — including a clever vertical herb garden idea — that elevate this stunning backyard. They prove that with a little elbow grease and a few savvy choices, you can elevate your backyard to stylish new heights.


  1. Jan McCorison on May 20, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    The stools at the end of the video (around the palettes) do not look comfortable or inviting to want to sit on for any length of time. Otherwise, I think the yard is perfect — useable and low maintenance!

  2. Bulbasaur21 on May 20, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    i love the metal gate.. it’s almost transparent from afar

  3. João Pedro Reis on May 20, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    It had to be Portugal! 😀 Great job!

  4. Ayesha Noelle on May 20, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    This is 3 times bigger than my garden

  5. Lisa Sun on May 20, 2020 at 5:21 pm

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  6. sú cursino on May 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm


  7. Super mario on May 20, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    I hate when they use the word "small"

  8. arc en ciel on May 20, 2020 at 5:44 pm


  9. Manoj Kumar Das on May 20, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    nice mam

  10. Phelipe Monforte on May 20, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    This designer is so cute, I love her taste but I think she needs to bring something a little more daring…

  11. Andreia Aguiar on May 20, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Portugal <3

  12. AfricancoolChic on May 20, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Looks rather sparse and still seems to lack privacy.

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