Having a small yard does not have to be boring. There are several things you can do to maximize the space you have that will expand how the area is perceived visually. By adding specific elements you can make a small area look much larger than it really is.
Here are 5 ideas to maximize your small landscaped area:
Add Ornamental Water Structures
Any landscape design will be enhanced when you add water to the mix. Vertical fountains, small ponds and fountains that bubble gently will add visual appeal. The sound of running water will also be an excellent addition that will help you relax after a long day.
A vertical fountain or tall decorative grasses and plants will add an additional dimension to the landscape area making the lawn look much larger than it actually is. By putting the tallest elements towards the outside perimeter of your landscape design, your garden will appear larger.
Design a Living Space
Create a living space using water resistant furniture, rugs, and decorations. By adding some tall plants along the outside and shorter, flowering varieties towards the interior, you will not only create depth, you will also bring to life a living space that maximizes your outdoor area, as well as increase the amount of actual living space you have.
Ground covers, potted plants, and decorative grasses will add to the beauty of your landscape area and also give it the look of a small, thriving garden. It will create a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy some much needed quiet time.
Include Hardscape Features
Small pavers and other cement or stone accents will help to break up the appearance of the area. Combining both hardscape and softscape features provides you with a level of balance that will maximize both your space as well as the area’s visual appeal.