Outdoor space is more precious than ever and can greatly increase the value of your home. Learning how to visually enlarge a small garden will not only help you sell it, but will make the time you spend there all the more enjoyable.
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How could you visually enlarge a small garden
Small garden ideas include all types of spaces, from balconies and patios to small lawns and petite courtyards . No matter how much space you have, there are simple tricks to make the most of a limited outdoor space. If you think outside the box and make a few small changes, you can visually enlarge your narrow garden.
Blur the boundaries and proportions
Plant at different heights: Blurring the boundaries of your outdoor space is an easy way to make a small garden look larger. You can achieve this effect by growing plants at different heights. This way, it won’t be obvious how far your garden area actually extends.
You can plant a wall or use hanging baskets at different levels to add color and depth to the outdoor area. Remove bulky shrubs and trees as they take up a lot of space. Put pots of colorful flowers in their place.
Dress up exterior walls: Use garden color ideas to make walls fade into the background. A simple but effective trick is to paint an exterior wall green. Among the trees, grass and plantings, it won’t stand out, especially if you pull a climbing plant up it. The wall will blend in and the “end” of the garden won’t be noticeable.
Combine scales and plants: Proportion can play a big role in how you visually enlarge a small garden. One way to accomplish this is with a shed. A narrow, small shed combined with flowers, tall hedges, climbing plants and large planters will break up the proportions of the space. The shed then looks like a larger version that stands further away than it actually is, in contrast to the closer objects and plants.
Play with lighting and colors
Bring light up high: Garden lighting helps highlight the best parts of your outdoor space and hide what needs to be hidden. It also makes your garden appear larger than it actually is. Mount your lighting as high, as possible, on the fence or wall, and your garden will appear both wider and taller.
Paint all surfaces one color: Paint walls, fences, countertops, etc. a single shade so they blend evenly, because a mix of colors looks chaotic and cluttered and visually closes off the space. Enhance this effect by choosing the tiles you need in the same color as the paint. Choose a light, cool shade to diffuse light and make the room look even larger.
Adding mirrors: Create the illusion of extra space with a garden mirror. Mirrors are great for making a room feel larger. Even consider adding mirrors along the entire length of a wall to double it up.
Create zones to visually enlarge the garden
If you learn how to plan a small garden, you can get the most out of it. By setting up specific zones and varying the furniture and flooring, you can create the illusion of extra space. Furniture that sits around the garden can make it look cluttered and therefore smaller. However, if you set up different zones where your grill, table and chairs are all at home, the garden will look more organized and larger. You can also use outdoor rugs to perfect this step.
Consider what furniture you are using: Make sure all your furniture fits in the space and is not too big. If a table looks huge, it will become the focal point of the room rather than the beautiful plants and flowers you have lovingly grown around it. Make sure the individual elements work well together and don’t overwhelm the room.
Build custom seating with storage: for a clever furniture solution, there’s nothing better than a custom built-in design. An elegant garden bench that is tailored to your exact needs is the ideal solution to make your small garden look bigger by making the most of the space. A custom garden bench takes functionality a step further by converting the base into a storage compartment. Multifunctional and an optimal use of valuable garden space – what’s not to love?
Make the use interchangeable: A hammock can be the best gift for a small garden because it is very flexible. All you need are secure hooks to support the weight of a hammock when you get comfortable. However, if you need more space, you can simply remove the hammock and open the space for a larger social event.