How to Build a Glamorous Backyard


As an Austin Fence Company, we’re privy to some of the most beautiful backyards in town. From high-class outdoor spaces meant for entertaining to peaceful city hideaways full of native plants, we’ve seen it all.

If you’re looking to design a glamorous backyard of your own, we’ve compiled a list of our top tips to get you started.

Well-Shaped Shrubs

Well-pruned, manicured landscaping can turn a mundane backyard into a classy, sophisticated oasis. 

You can trim your trees and bushes into perfect, round shapes, or custom shapes, or keep them as natural as possible but keep the edges clean.

Shrubbery that does well in Texas includes 

  • Juniper
  • Private Shrubs.
  • Yew Shrubs
  • Arborvitae 
  • Boxwood
  • Euonymus 
  • Holly
  • Arborvitae 
  • Boxwood

Be careful to research any shrubbery carefully before planting to ensure your family doesn’t have any allergies to your plants of choice.

An Artistic Centerpiece

It’s not a glamorous backyard without an artistic centerpiece. To turn your backyard into a luxury experience, you add a statue, sculpture, natural gas, and tabletop firepit. Your guests will be awed by the amount of detail that’s gone into your backyard.

Add a Water Feature

A water feature can add a soothing, calming touch to your backyard. Whether you install a stone-lined pond, or a fountain, or go ultra-high class with a backyard waterfall, a water feature can bring a glamorous backyard together. 

Pay Attention to Clean Lines

Clean eyes draw your attention to the landscape. When designing your glamorous backyard, make your lines strong and defined by creating stone pathways to garden beds, water features, or lounging areas. 

Create a Comfortable Space With Garden Chairs

You can’t properly entertain in your backyard without a comfortable place to sit. You might opt for something as simple as outdoor tables and chairs, or you might go even more glamorous with a two-tiered deck with built-in seating. 

No matter which type of seating you choose, remember to choose comfortable cushions that are designed for outdoor use and are easily washable.

Light Up the Night

Lighting can make all of the difference in a glamorous backyard. Some of the most sophisticated backyard lighting includes:

Smart Lighting Systems

Control the ambiance in your backyard lights from your devices with smart lighting. You can set schedules, change colors, and adjust brightness levels to match the tone of the evening. 

Outdoor Chandeliers

Want to add a touch of elegance to your backyard? An outdoor chandelier might be a great addition to your design. Outdoor chandeliers are typically made of weather-resistant materials, and come in a variety of styles and sizes, so you can choose one that fits your aesthetic. 

Landscape Lighting Design

Landscaping Landscape lighting design allows you to place lights throughout your backyard to customize the look and feel. You can install landscape lighting yourself or hire a landscape designer to do it for you.  

“A beautiful backyard can lose its charm quickly if unsightly scenery is visible in the background.”

Sophisticated Fencing

The final touches of a glamorous garden scape is your choice of fencing. Not only does fencing add another design element to your backyard, but it can increase privacy and security. 

Two of the most popular choices when creating a classy backyard are iron fencing and wooden privacy fences. 

Iron Fencing

Iron fencing is available in a wide variety of designs, from simple and elegant to intricate, adding a sophisticated look to your backyard. The type of fencing is low maintenance compared to other types of fencing and is exceptionally durable. 

If you are concerned about security, Iron fences are strong and sturdy, making them an ideal choice. Iron fences can be designed to include additional security features such as gates, access control systems, and locks, making you feel even more protected.

To ensure that your fencing is installed correctly, it is best to contact professional iron fencing services in Austin.

Wood Privacy Fencing 

A beautiful backyard can lose its charm quickly if unsightly scenery is visible in the background. It doesn’t matter how much effort you’ve put into creating the perfect aesthetic if you can see your neighbor’s six project vehicles in the next yard over.

A wooden privacy fence might not be as glamorous as other types of fencing, but it adds natural beauty and the privacy you need for your backyard. Wooden privacy fences require minimal maintenance and can last for years with proper care. 

Create a High-Class, Glamorous Backyard with Northwest Fence & Iron

Designing a dreamy, elegant backyard is an investment. To ensure your investment is protected, work with an experienced local fencing installation company. 

Whether you’re looking to add an ornamental iron fence for a classic and sophisticated look or a wooden privacy fence to enhance the natural beauty of the backyard, Northwest Fence & Iron is your go-to for turning your ideas into reality. 

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