Want a stunning outside area that you can use more often, but you’re stuck with a small space and struggling to do a lot with it? Luckily for you, we’ve collated some of our best ideas to make a beautiful garden out of a small space.
The key to getting an outside area that people will envy is to not overcrowd. We understand the temptation of going into a garden centre and wanting to buy all of the ornaments, but you’ll thank us for telling you to put the gnome down and keep your garden minimal. Overcrowding an area instantly makes it appear smaller as it looks cluttered; if you can see more of the area, it will appear bigger. However, that’s not to say don’t buy any decorations for your garden; outdoor lights are perfect to subtly add detail for a beautiful garden and they look very pretty on summer nights!
Choose the right furniture
Buying furniture for a small garden can be a real struggle. Our tip is to choose furniture that has an open design or that can fold away. Furniture with open designs such as tables with wooden slats allow you to still see through it and, as we said above, seeing more of your space will make it appear bigger. Glass top tables are also a great choice. It goes without saying that fold away furniture is a good pick for small gardens; it means you’re only using the space when you need it and keeping it clear when you don’t.
Opt for artificial grass
If you want a beautiful garden all year round, you should opt for artificial grass. It’s a fantastic low maintenance choice for your garden; you won’t need to worry about having to mow the lawn or water and treat it as it’ll keep its length and fresh colour all year round. The only bit of maintenance you’ll need to do is hose it down and use a cleaner every so often. At Prestige Lawns, we offer a wide variety of artificial grass to suit your taste.
Make the most of above floor space
A great way to apply our first tip of not overcrowding is to make the most out of your space above the floor. Everyone loves having flowers to give them a bright and beautiful garden, but they can take up a lot of ground space. We say make the most of your above floor space and go for hanging baskets to add flowers to your outside area!