Have a small back garden? Don’t worry. There are plenty of beautiful outdoor designs that can not only make your yard look double the size, but also stun quests with cool settings.
The secret to designing for a small yard, is to take into consideration how important space is. Space is limited, so its best to use every bit of it in the best way possible.
Furniture is also vital, too much can make it look cluttered and too little can make it look un-homely. Here with have listed 9 backyards that have perfected using up small space to look good.
Here we have a small garden which looks far bigger than it actually is. The utilisation of a table and chairs with circular tiling gives the area an element of exclusivity. This means the rest of the garden looks much more spacious with stepping stones, steps, and even a green area. The divide also makes it look like two separate yards – again, making it look larger.
A small, simple but effective garden. The blue stones already make this yard a showpiece – but it has to be done right! Luckily they have done just that. The tiles flowing through give it a unique impression and the flowerbeds enhance this perception. The way the bed wraps round as a border makes it seem as if there is more space and the garden is longer and wider.
This is a very small area. But, they have utilised every tiny part of it. The three pieces of furniture are vital to make it seem homely despite be so small. The plant plots also give it a warmer impression, to show that people actually live here.
I’m a big fan of this one. They only have a tiny amount of space, but they use it really well. The sleek, neatly trimmed grass gives it a modern feel, and the two sun loungers help this impression. The small tree rounds the whole scene off really well and the matching wall is just as impressive.
A more extravagent design for a small backyard. The red sofas and chairs make it stand out from the others, and the grey tiles and black furniture only help this view. The BBQ means this yard is summer-ready and the wooden fencing makes it seem exclusive.
Imagining that this small area with the outdoor furniture is the only part of the garden available, they have done a pretty good job with the space. Simplicity is key, as I said earlier, and this often means some furniture, some greenery and tiles – and they’ve constructed it perfectly.
Another very small space, but it shows what furniture can do. Although this might not be the most stunning example, it portrays the element of simplicity and how it ties in with small yards. To make it better I would re-tile the landscape, and re-plant to have flowerbeds instead.
This is a personal favourite. Imagine guests arriving, expecting a mundane furniture/tile combination, and arriving a this gorgeous waterfall which wouldn’t look amiss as a landmark. Water features are vital if you want your yard to stand out and this is the holy grail. However, there would be significant costs and maintenance to build and keep up such a beautiful feature.
There’s been a lot of talk about brick tiles, however, when done properly wood can be the most effective material for a garden. Not only does it look sleek and modern, but it ensure the yard ties in with a naturalistic feel. The furniture in the middle matches perfectly with the surrounding colours and plant life, while keeping natural space to enhance the perception of size.