When well designed and styled, a garden can enhance your home’s living space, providing an additional area in which to relax and entertain. However, if you have a small outdoor space, you may be struggling to visualise how to bring your grand gardening dreams to life. Fortunately, there are a myriadof space creating tips that can be used to make a small garden feel more functional and spacious.
Clear Back and Clear Out
Before work can begin, you will need to clear your garden in order to maximise space and see its full potential. This could include removing dead flowers and removing old garden furniture. While getting out your garden power tools could help you remove unruly branches or trim hedges.
While this can be boring, creating a clean canvas will allow you to get to work and design your perfect garden.
Create a Vertical Garden
While you may picture a traditional garden as a patio and lawn surrounded by planted borders, there is a lot more scope and opportunity if you think outside the box. Vertical gardens are one such example. Not only does this provide additional areas for planting, but it can also draw the eye upwards, maximising the overall space.
This could include walls or fence panels covered with boxes or baskets to create a thriving herb wall. If you want to grow your own produce, you could consider shelves and hanging baskets. While for a bright and blooming garden, palettes or trellis are ideal.
Use Interior Design Tricks
To make your home feel larger, there are a number of tried and tested tricks you could consider using. This may include hanging mirrors opposite windows to reflect natural light, reducing the amount of clutter, or decorating in lighter and more neutral tones. Applying some of these décor tricks to your garden could have a similar effect.
By placing mirrors in carefully selected spots, you could create the illusion of more space. One such way to achieve this is by hanging a mirror opposite a door, hedge, or planted area. The reflection will help to deliver the impression that the garden continues beyond this point.
Think About Multifunctional Pieces
To really enjoy any outdoor space, the right seating is required. However, in a small garden, finding outdoor furniture that fits into the area can be a challenge. That being said, multifunctional pieces can solve this issue, providing seating while also increasing space.
For a comfortable, cosy and practical seating solution, you could line storage trunks against a wall and add cushions and blankets. This provides an area where you can store tools or equipment, without taking up extra space. Alternatively, if you enjoy DIY, you could build your own garden furniture to make sure it fits perfectly into the available area.
Having a small garden need not be a drawback. In fact, with some planning, preparation and out-the-box-thinking, a small outdoor space can be just an impressive as a large, sprawling garden. Consider these ideas to transform your small garden and make it feel bigger.