In most urban areas, with a few meters of land, one must already consider oneself lucky. The green space rests the eyes, relaxes and is the best meeting place for warm and pleasant days. Small gardens have their advantages: they are easier to maintain, small details make a noticeable improvement and with a few square meters you can do more than you imagine.
There are many of us who have small gardens due to lack of space, but these are as enjoyable as the large ones if they are properly decorated. Here are some inspiring ideas and photos.
Small garden design
Small gardens need to be planned very carefully, so take your time. Think about how you want to use your garden throughout the year; note where the sun falls during the day as this will determine the location of seats and plants. What features do you want to keep? and what do you need to add?
You can play with different elements and materials, such as stones, wood, pots, and you can also play with slopes and small paths, even with small fountains.
Add straight and curved lines
A garden where the entire design is made up of mostly straight lines can make it look cramped, uninteresting, limited and small. The goal is to make small gardens look bigger, more livable, and more interesting.
In this type of garden it is essential to pay attention to the selection of plants. Colors, textures, sizes and different shapes of plants can be used to create an illusion of more space. Try to limit shades of green to two or three colors. You’ll get more impact if you stick to the same shade.
Another great idea is to create different levels, this can be easily achieved by adding taller beds. Another way to add interest and spaciousness is by adding gazebos, pergolas, and trellises to divide one area from another. This can create a sense of flow and mystery of seeing what is out of sight on the other side. In this way, you have created a space that will give the feeling that the garden goes on and on.
Create optical illusions
The choice of wall colors is also important. The white color gives the appearance of spaciousness, however, the use of black in a corner will give the illusion of being somewhat wild and mysterious in a small garden, since the wall will seem like a shadow.
Simple ideas work best in small spaces: control the number of plants (remember to choose dwarf or slow-growing plants), and make the most of your neighbors planting).
The ideal is to respect the style of the house, and that the garden follows the same. If you live in an old house, you do not have to remodel the garden. You can use that old look of walls and floors, adding contemporary elements. This vintage and modern combination often looks fabulous.
You can also plan the design of the garden thinking of leaving a space where family or friends can gather to enjoy the garden.