When the budget is the concern, buying a property usually means having to give up a few things. You might have to settle with a much smaller space, especially in your backyard. While you may not have your dream flower garden or a huge swimming pool, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a cozy backyard where you can relax and recharge after a long day at work (or school). No matter how tiny it may be, a well-designed backyard can still serve a number of purposes.
With a bit of careful planning, creativity, and resourcefulness, even a small backyard can turn into a favorite spot. In addition, this could be a great selling point should you choose to put your property out in the market.
Here are some smart, easy ways to turn your small backyard into something beautiful and functional. Read them carefully and choose which will work best for your available space:
Add more “height” with vertical landscaping
Focus on design ideas that go upwards to create that illusion of a bigger space. You’ve probably heard the same principle for interior designs: high ceilings can make a living room look more spacious. The same can be applied to your backyard.
Add more length instead of width to your tiny backyard by doing this trick. How can you pull it off? When choosing which plants to have, go for a variety of plants that can grow considerably in height. Not only do these add more space upwards, but they also provide more shade. Doing so can also mean low maintenance. By getting regular landscape lawn services, you can keep your garden looking healthy and relaxing.
Turn your backyard into a space with multiple purposes
Turning the backyard into a garden isn’t the only thing you can do with your available outdoor space. It can also be a simple hangout spot if you want. Get a small round table with two to three wooden chairs for that perfect coffee corner.
Enjoy some s’mores with a mini DIY fire pit for some extra fun, too. You can even add a hammock chair where you can relax during the weekend. The possibilities are endless! Define what function you want your outdoor space to have and you’ll be able to make the most of it.
Create small backyard zones for a more spacious vibe
Even if you don’t have enough square footage, this design idea may still work for you. It may sound a little counterintuitive at first, but this design idea has long been suggested by many landscaping experts.
By breaking up your available outdoor space into smaller areas, you can create an illusion of a bigger backyard space. For example, have a separate space for growing flowers and another for resting where you can put dainty furniture pieces. Use landscaping rocks to make partitions, as well. These will work great for that added design and functionality.
Add a touch of your personal style when decorating your backyard and you’ll surely be able to appreciate this space even if it’s small.