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10 ways to grow a beautiful garden in a small space

Leigh Leigh
Tropical style garden by ANALU ANDRADE - ARQUITETURA E DESIGN Tropical
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Just because your garden is small doesn't mean that it shouldn't be seen. In fact, quite the contrary! The less square footage you have available, the more opportunity you have to be innovative and creative. 

We are going to share a few simple garden designs, created by homify experts that have solutions as well as ideas and inspiration to turn your own small yard into a beautiful oasis. This is a space you should enjoy after all!

Let's take a look!

1. Fresh colours and natural materials

Decorate your small terrace with natural materials such as clay, wood, stone or bamboo. This can be done in the form of furniture or decorative elements. It will create a fresh atmosphere. 

If you like to play with colour, you can also use the plants and flowers as well as sculptures to add vibrancy to the space.

2. Lawn dominates

For a small garden, it doesn't have to take much money, time or effort to turn this space into a beautiful and inspiring haven. As you can see in this design, grass can be the main element, resulting in a very adequate design.

The creators of this space have also added little areas for enjoying the outdoors, such as a gorgeous bench. If you go this route, you'll need to make sure your grass gets plenty of water regularly. It will be worth it!

3. Opt for a minimalist look and feel

If you want your terrace or yard to look fresh, clean and organized then opt for minimalist decor and just add the basic and most functional of items, including a place to eat, a place to rest and some discreet planters. This will make the patio feel large and spacious.

Remember that for minimalist decor, neutral colours are a must.

4. A tropical oasis

Although your yard is very small, it can still be lush and enchanting. Why not create a tropical corner?

You can achieve this by adding palm trees, bamboo and wood to the space. Just remember that if you choose to create a tropical garden in your small yard, you will need to water it and take care of any insects.

In a hurry? Have a look at these tips for making a garden overnight.

5. Add plants and flowers

If you like plants and vegetation, why not incorporate them as much as possible? Not only will they be there for your enjoyment and pleasure, but they can form the perimeter fence of your garden. 

This is a great option for those with prying neighbors! Block their view and enjoy your privacy among nature.

Also have a look at these 8 snazzy ways to improve your garden privacy.

6. A log path

Being among nature is very relaxing and refreshing. So why not make the absolute most of your garden?

A simple yet modern idea is to put a path of logs through the lawn, allowing you to walk through the flowers and the trees. You don't even need to chop up a tree for these log pieces, opt for artificial ones. They'll look just as real!

7. A touch of country

If you want to use your patio or terrace to enjoy the outdoors, incorporate a country-style touch to the space. Add wicker furniture, wooden decorative elements and comfortable cushions.

Don't you love this cute little terrace?

8. Use the walls to introduce texture and tone

There is nothing more sad and boring than plain walls that lack colour or texture. This is why it's a great idea to cover them with your favorite material, preferably a natural material that evokes a sense of the outdoors such as stone.

There are all sorts of options and ideas that exist on the market today.

9. A vertical garden

Planters on the wall are a great way to create a modern design while taking up little floor space. Don't you love the impact it makes on the wall?

The planters can be made from wood or cement, bringing an earthy touch to the area. The key here is to use your creativity and make the most of space.

10. Lighting creates an inviting space

Finally, we come across a very important point: lighting! Although this terrace is indoors, it is also ideal for outdoor use, especially because of the concrete seats.

Do you notice how lighting has been integrated into the design, illuminating the details of the space? This is a very good idea! 

If you've enjoyed this article, you'll love this one too: Making a big impression with a small front garden.

Also have a look at these 7 Tips to a Beautiful Front Garden.

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