Tips for Utilising Space in a Tiny Garden
In an increasingly populated world where space is becoming a bit of an issue, small gardens are a common sight. Some of them are so small, in fact, that you might not think there’s anything you can do to make it enjoyable. We’re here to tell you that you’re wrong. In fact, it’s easier than you’d think to utilise the space in your garden. Whether you’re looking for teak furniture or something minimalistic, here are our top tips for utilising space.
For a low-maintenance garden, gravel can be the ideal choice. It’s affordable, easy to manage and it can make even the smallest of spaces look luxurious. Fill the area with gravel, then accent with white furniture for a crisp, clean look that can have your small space feeling bigger than ever. It will make a comfortable space to relax, as well as keep everything easy to care for all year round.
If you want to make a feature of your garden even with the small space, consider adding bright accessories – especially where seating is concerned. Bright cushions can be set out during the summer months to add a whole new life to your space. Try and pick one shade, then find a range of cushions in the same colour with different patterns, or a contrasting colour with the same pattern. Play around with colour schemes and what is available to you for the optimum bright garden to relax in. Consider garden couches especially for this reason, and install a brightly coloured canopy in one section of your garden for extra protection from the elements.
Surround your seating with greenery
If you have a small, city garden there’s the chance that you don’t have any greenery in your garden at all, but don’t fret. Install a nice bench or two, and then surround the furniture with potted plants. Use taller plants at the back of the arrangement against walls and fences, and work down in size from there. You can get that outdoorsy feel you’re after without having to completely grass over the small area you have available to you. You can even create a potted herb garden if that’s your kind of thing!
This is especially useful if you have children but a small garden. Folding furniture that you can tuck away when it’s not in use is perfect for making the most of a small space. You can use your table when it’s needed, then set it away if your children want to play. Folding furniture also has a more minimalistic look to it, and so it won’t look like it’s taking up too much space, even when it’s out in the sunshine.
Plants that grow vertically will help increase the scale of your garden – or at least make it look that way. Tall, thin plants don’t take up much room but add just the right amount of greenery to a small space for it to feel like a garden, all without disrupting the space you do have. Have plants around some of the corners or walls of your garden while others are left without to maximise space without making the garden feel enclosed by plants.