A lot of people nowadays who really love gardening are faced with the dilemma of having to deal with a small garden at home. If you’re faced with the same challenge, you don’t have to worry that much because there are still a ton of great ways to maximize the amount space you have for your plants at home. In this article we’re going to talk about several small garden decoration tips that will help you make the most of what you have at home. Apart from making your home look a lot better, decorating your small garden will also help you to increase its property value.
The Golden Rules
Keep this in mind that if the space you have in your garden is large enough to cater to a few plants and is spacious enough to offer a beautiful view from inside your house, then it’s not small. It’s just the right size and if you handle that space well, you’ll surely reap the rewards all throughout the year.
- Keep things simple and be sure to apply the “Rule Of Three” when decorating your small garden. That means that you need to only use a max of three kinds of flooring materials. For example, you can choose to use gravel, grass, and sandstone. Doing this will allow you to create coherence and consistency so that everything looks uniform.
- Apply the rule of three when choosing colors for your decorations as well. This applies to the paint that you’re going to use on your fence; the color of the plants you’re going to get; and the different furniture and accessories you’re going to put in. Limit your palette within that rule and your garden will surely look a lot better.
- When thinking of a design for your garden, always be sure to work on the view that you get from the inside of your house first. Doing this will allow you to enjoy your garden even when the weather outside isn’t that good.
- When you work on your lawn and patio, choose to use bold geometric shapes for your design. However, if you’re quite in doubt with what to use, you can stick to straight lines instead because they are much easier to get right. A lot of people think that you need to use curves to add in some softness to a garden. However, this is not the case because outdoor spaces soften up very quickly and most of the best designs apply contrast between the softness of the plants and the clean and crisp edges of the furniture and accessories.
- Be sure to consider your privacy. It’s not unusual for small gardens to get overlooked in some way so by putting in a shrub or a trellis at the top of your fence, you can get rid of this issue. Also put this into consideration when you’re thinking of where to put your sitting area. Try to look for a spot in your garden that’s private.
- Lighting plays a very important role in your decoration. This isn’t just for times when you’re in your garden but also when you’re enjoying the view from inside your house at night. By having the right lighting fixtures in your garden, you can make it look as stunning during the winter as it does during summer. Try layering out your lighting. The first layer of lighting should be for practical uses such as lighting up the sitting areas, the steps, and the paths. The second layer will be for highlighting the different features you have in your garden such as beautiful wall surfaces, small trees, and water features that you’ve installed such as a small fountain. The last layer will be very subtle and should be installed at the ankle level in order to make the entire space glow.
- If you’re someone who wants to spend a lot of time in your garden with your family and friends, then you need to put in a lot of thought into the different furniture pieces that you’re going to put in there. Here are some questions that you need to ask yourself when you’re choosing what types of furniture to get for your garden. Do you want to have an outside dining area? Do you want to have a sofa where you can lounge during the afternoon? What time does each area of your garden get sunlight? Answering those questions will help you decide what furniture pieces to get as well as where to put them.
Choosing The Right Plants
Keep in mind the saying “lush but only limited” when choosing plants for your small garden. If you already have a list of plants that you want to get, cut that in half. Then, cut that in half again. The saying “simpler is better” also applies for plants as it does for structure. Have big clusters of a nice but limited variety of plants and your garden will surely look amazing. Plus, doing this will help you save a lot of time and money when it comes to maintenance.