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You don’t need to have the biggest garden for it to be the best. There are plenty of things you can do to make a small outdoor space your own quiet sanctuary. Here are 8 creative ways you can transform your tiny garden into an oasis that sparks joy for you and your visitors.
Add Artificial Grass
Adding artificial grass makes your outdoor space appear bigger, plus it’s lusciously green. There are various options available, it’s durable, realistic and quick & easy to install. The bonus? No fertilising, mowing, watering or fighting against any weeds!
Colour It In
Sick of your walls? Colour them in by adding a splash of paint and bring your small garden to life. If you’re feeling creative, paint a backdrop for an illusion of added height and space. Alternatively, split your wall into two-tone blocks of dark and light, which makes a powerful statement against your greenery.
Create Cosy Seating Areas
Make sure you have a spot for a small dining table. You’ll definitely eat outdoors more often if you have a cosy seating area where you can savour a Friday evening sundowner or Saturday brunch.
Half-sized tables fit perfectly against a wall and save on space. Oversized floor cushions are another option for when you host extra guests. They’re comfortable and easy to stack away when you don’t need them.
Hang A Hammock
Find a shady spot where you can hang hammock between the corners of your walls. This offers you the ultimate in relaxation where you can catch up on some reading or have a Sunday afternoon snooze.
Level It Up
Think not only horizontally, but vertically, to maximise your space. Make your little garden instantly more interesting by adding various levels. Build in a few steps for a raised lawn and a sunken terrace area. Use the ledges and steps as extra sitting space or to position your potted flowers or vegetables.
Maximise Your Kitchen Window Space
Use your kitchen windowsill for hanging flower boxes to brighten up your outdoor window area. This is also an ideal spot to grow your own herbs. You can snip what you need while cooking in the kitchen, plus you’ll enjoy their pleasant aroma when you’re in your garden.
Showcase Some Shelves
It’s time to showcase some shelves outside your house too! Installing hooks and shelves on your existing fence or garden walls creates more floor space. Use these to display decorative ornaments, potted flowers, candles or lanterns. Add horizontal fence panels onto the side of your garden shed to make it a decorative living wall full of your favourite flowers.
Turn On the Lights
Got some old clothes line string? Use it to hang up your soft outdoor lighting. Installing fairy lights or a string of light bulbs is a small but powerful way of making your outdoor area more atmospheric—and even romantic—as you sit back and relax with a glass of wine after a long day.
There are many other ideas you can incorporate into your tiny garden renovation project. Use these as a start to inspire you. You’ll soon be spending a lot more time outdoors and embracing all your small space has to offer.