How do I make the most of my small Garden Space?
This question is the monster under the bed that just won’t leave. However with a few fundamentals and a bit of determination you can turn that boring green patch you call a garden into a tranquil escape. So get ready as it is time to roll up those sleeves and get to work.
Here at View we know you don’t want to feel trapped inside your home and so we are here to provide some quick top tips. That being said it becomes far harder to work with these smaller garden spaces as there is no room to hide a mistake. This is something we are all guilty of, so much so that the ugly bench you brought just isn’t hiding away in the corner is it? Well it is time to cut your losses and start building your ideal outdoor area.
With that in mind let’s begin with understanding the shape of your garden. Many people just assume that a garden is made by the way in which you compliment its contents, whereas in reality you must also compliment the shape of the area. Take this as an example, a circular garden will not benefit from overhanging plants as they will begin to intrude on the little space you have, whereas overhanging plants work wonders for square gardens as they define your garden's depth and really reveal those sharp sleek edges.
Another major factor to consider when working with a small garden space is the furniture, your garden furniture will greatly influence the way your space is portrayed. I personally like to utilise all areas of my space and so I match my furniture according to my gardens shape, i.e square dining set for a square shape and corner set for an L shape etc…. The idea is to make sure no space is wasted so that you in turn get the most of it. Strong examples of well utilised gardens can be seen by our very own View members, Stephen’s great use of shelf flowering provides this area with great colour but yet hasn’t detracted from the space available. Dan has also made great use of his small space by pairing the rectangle shape with 2 contemporary sun loungers, again by not using contradicting shapes we can see the benefit as the space appears open and free.
Hopefully these tips have helped and be sure to send us pictures of your small garden space via Facebook and Twitter, or Email the to us through email@example.com