How to Make a Small Garden Look Bigger
As with any kind of home design, there are various ways you can make your garden appear bigger. Through some clever colour palettes and furniture arranging, you can create the illusion of a bigger garden.
Optimising your garden storage, carefully planning flower displays and placing garden furniture strategically can help to open up your garden space – creating the haven you have always dreamed of.
Small Garden Ideas
When you have a small room in your house, how do you fit in your storage? You work upwards. Using cupboards and shelves is a great way to utilise wall space and save on floor space – the same goes for your garden. Use garden walls and fences for hanging baskets, trailing plants such as geraniums and creating flower walls.
2.Make Use of Bright Flowers
When you’re looking to create the illusion of a bigger space, you want to avoid dark colours – instead go for light and bright shades. In your garden, you can do this with flowers as well as patio, decking and furniture. Golden and pale yellows are great for brightening up smaller spaces and help sunlight bounce off features – warmer colours such as oranges and reds help spaces feel cosier, so whilst they work for intimate spaces they should be avoided if you want to open up your garden space.
3.Be Clever with Furniture
Whilst garden furniture is incredibly useful and can really light up a space – it needs to be implemented strategically in a smaller garden. Too much, or the wrong type, of garden furniture can clutter and crowd a small space. Choose lighter shades such as pale greys and beiges and opt for more pieces of smaller furniture – so a few stools or bistro chairs and a table rather than single bulky pieces such as a bench or sofa.
Making a garden appear bigger is all about the optical illusion – and here is another one for you. Patio that is laid square can actually make your garden appear smaller. So, instead if you pave diagonally you can very simply change the appearance of your garden. This trick on the eyes is a great way to add an interesting element to your garden whilst also opening up the space.
5.Make Use of Plant Pots
Planting flowers, trees and bushes can be a big commitment – especially in a smaller garden as having the ability to revamp the space at a moment’s notice can come in handy. Planting flowers and trees in pots is ideal as you can still add natural elements to the space, but you can pick them up and move them as you please. It is also a great way to accessories – choose pots that compliment your space and design.
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