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Ideas for Small Gardens

Here are some ideas and tips for decorating and turning it into a truly relaxing and scenic space:

Plan Before you Start

There are many ways of beautifying your small garden. But, the ideas and designs must be chosen so as to suit your needs. Firstly, consider the purpose of having it. Will you be using it for outdoor entertainment, relaxing, exercising, or you don’t have any plans to sit outdoors and want to purely beautify it, so that it embraces your house? Accordingly, you can add the necessary elements. Remember that, while you add the necessary decor, it must be such that that it also works as a beautifying element.

Add the Privacy Factor

Before you start adding the other elements, work on making it a perfect garden of your house. Fencing it in a proper way will make it a well-defined space with boundaries. You can choose a fence design that can add more privacy. Deciding its height rightly is also important. In case you have a common fence, which is not just happening, you can simply cover it up. For this, all you need is garden trellis and a few climbing plants. Fix this trellis against that common fencing, and train the climbing plants to grow up and cover that not-so-attractive fence.

Have Classy Garden Furniture

You can choose from a number of types and varieties available for the same in the market. The popularly used furniture is that in wicker or cast iron. Cast iron furniture is one of the best ideas on a budget. Basically, these have sleek rods, design structures, and open frame, which make them suitable for small gardens. These do not occupy much space and can be easily moved whenever required. A set of 2 – 4 chairs and a table, depending upon the available space, is a good idea. You can have two chairs and a table and further, add a fireplace, as well. This set up can occupy one corner. Even, if you won’t be spending much time here chatting or relaxing, you must at least have a single relaxing chair.

Garden Beautification

While beautifying it, you might consider having various garden ornaments and implementing interesting yard art. Make sure that you do not add too much of ornaments that will occupy a lot of space and make it look even smaller. One of the ideas is to add a few large and bold items, instead of adding too many small pieces. If you have an asymmetric garden with a narrow area in between, you can have a small bridge here and add rocks below and around its base. You can also consider having a small pond. One of the best ideas is to have a fountain at the center and grace it with an amazing base structure. Apart from these, you can also consider having one of the various sculptures to play up the area. Be it human figures, animals, a large vase, pots, or designer sculptures, these are sure to add ultimate style to this small area.

Apart from the green grass covering the space, do not add too much of plants. A theme garden is a good idea to opt for. You can consider having a flower one, with a single type of flowers and/or single-colored flowers, spanning the entire space for the ultimate look. Having a garden mirror against the fence is awesome to add the finishing touch to the area. This will also make it look larger. Finally, consider various outdoor lighting to illuminate these in the best way and also make it look larger and give it a grand appearance.