Just because you may not own acres of land, that doesn’t mean you can’t create a lovely outdoor area where you can relax and enjoy pleasant evenings with a book. In fact, even if you love to entertain, you don’t need a large garden. Instead, you just need to use every inch of the space that you have well. Here are five ways that you can do just that.
Be smart with outdoor furniture
You don’t need to have a big garden in order to squeeze in some outdoor garden furniture. In fact, the opposite is often true and if you add some outdoor furniture to your space, then you’re more likely to use your garden area more often.
If you have a small outdoor space, then you’ll just need to assess your outdoor furniture options carefully. While big rattan sets might be unsuitable, other outdoor furniture options like iron benches and wooden chairs will fit beautifully without taking up too much of your precious floor space.
Design vertical flower walls
If you’re lacking floor space for plants, then use the vertical space that you have. Fences and walls are great for creating wall gardens that will add a splash of colour to your space. Make sure that your fence post supports are durable to keep the fence sturdy and support the weight it will hold. If you use a pocket planting system, your flowers will bloom outwards into your garden, creating a stunning wall of colour and an impressive feature.
A living wall like a flower wall will help to transform any tired space. You ideally want to create your flower wall in spring when the plants are young. However, you can place anything you like in the wall, from perennials to herbs and vegetables. This means you can plant at any time of year if you use the right flowers.
Use string lights to create ambience
When you only have a small garden, it can be easy to overpower it with lighting. However, if you use floodlights, you may make the space feel almost surgical! You might end up feeling like you’re always being watched by your neighbours because your lighting is drawing attention.
So, if you want to make your space suited to evening use, then try adding string lighting. This will create a beautiful ambience without drawing attention – you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a beautiful Parisian side street.
Stack DIY flower boxes
Love the look and feel of fresh flowers but don’t have soil or a lawn? Flower boxes and planters are perfect for decorating the edges of your outdoor space. Plus, if your space is really limited, they’re really easy to stack in the shape of a pyramid. What you place in your DIY flower boxes is entirely your choice, too.
Although flowers such as pansies are always a popular choice, you could fill yours with summer vegetables or create a little herb garden. The best part of this design idea? The boxes are really easy to make and you can fit them almost anywhere.
Adding different levels to your garden is a great way to enhance the space you have. After all, levels create interest and the illusion of extra space. The levels you build can be tailored to suit your space, too. You can create a sunken patio area near a raised lawn, or you could build a raised deck that catches the best of the sun. Either way, the steps and levels you add will look great and they’ll even add some extra room where you can place flowers and decorations, too.
If you’re thinking of remodelling your garden, take these five ideas on board. Remember, you don’t have to own acres of land to create a beautiful outdoor space. Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of imagination.