A backyard or a space at the back of your house could be a good start to living in the middle of a beautiful lively nature. People think you can only have a beautiful backyard only if you have a big one. Not true. You can still have a beautiful, cozy backyard if you have. These are beautiful ideas and designs for a small backyard you can use to change or renew the old space you have in the back of your house for gardening.
Big cities have a lot going for them, but spacious backyards aren’t one of them. Designers in high-density places like San Francisco and New York have long dealt with getting homeowners the most bang for their buck when it comes to their compact homes, and that means turning tight, narrow or awkwardly shaped backyards into comfortable, functional extensions of the home. No matter the locale, their methods can work for anyone trying to maximize an outdoor space and turn it into a destination to enjoy. Here are 39 ideas to try.
If you’re looking for small garden ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Small gardens, tiny terraces and petite patios may require a little more thought than larger spaces, but even the tiniest plot can be transformed into an elegant outdoor retreat. After all, they do say that good things come in small packages. Small gardens have lots of advantages – the big one is that they’re wonderfully low-maintenance.
They’re also great spaces to be creative, as even the smallest additions, from colourful cushions to stylish garden lighting, will have a dramatic effect. Positioning an outdoor room against the house isn’t always the best choice, especially if a section of your home or plantings obscure your yard’s most expansive view. Instead, locate sitting areas so they provide a clear view of your yard’s longest dimension.
Whether you’re looking to create an impressive balcony garden, want to squeeze in some garden furniture or love to be surrounded by greenery, you’ll find lots of pictures below to inspire you. And if you need to do your small garden on a budget, we have plenty of ideas you can try without spending a fortune.
Patio furniture can quickly eat up a small deck or patio. Keep your outdoor living accessories on the small side to make the most of your space. However, don’t be afraid to use color to make an impact and keep them from feeing too tiny. Here, the startling red chairs helps distract from their small, simple design. Just because you have a small yard, or no yard, doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden. Find clever ideas for creating gardens in urban or small spaces.