Making The Most of a Small Outdoor Space
When flicking through design magazines, it can be frustrating to discover backyards with large areas of grass, expansive wooden decks and enough space to hold everything from the fish fond to the garden gnome.
The reality is, that many Australian’s don’t have that kind of space to play with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a truly exceptional garden to relax in.
According to the Star Phoenix, making a few wise choices can see even the tiniest of yards transformed into a beautiful haven. Here’s how:
Choose mobile items that can double up
Find items such as planters on wheels or hanging flower pots can allow them to be moved should you need more space for entertaining. Furniture with hidden storage like seating can be great for storing your gardening tools for easy access, as well as cushions, when not in use.
If light is an issue, being able to move items around is key to utilizing the space efficiently.
Try going for a large sectional piece or rectangular areas of matching sofas. When entertaining regularly, try using a u-shaped outdoor sectional, which can provide seating for guests.
Try not to over clutter your space, which will make your yard appear smaller.
Lavender is a great addition to your space. Not only does it smell great, it also keeps the bugs at bay. A trellis is a great way to bring colour, with the inclusion of a bright wisteria or climbing hydrangea.