How to make a small backyard feel big

Don’t you just love spending time outside? Having a backyard is a special feature to any home, space to entertain or enjoy the summer sun with your family. Even if your backyard is on the smaller side, you can still use the space to create a special place in your home. Here are our top tips to make the space more functional and feel bigger.

Find outdoor furniture that fits

Scale is so important in smaller spaces. Avoid using large or bulky pieces and rather go for furniture that fits the space. Even better, find space saving items such as folding chairs or extending tables to make the best use of space.

Prioritise your features

A small space doesn’t need 10 features – it will just make your backyard feel cluttered. Perhaps use a feature wall or a fountain as the starting point to your backyard planning.

Hanging gardens

Greenery really does make a backyard feel special, but in a small space expanding out is a bit difficult. Consider creating hanging gardens – on your walls or fences. Hanging baskets filled with flowers, vines or wall gardens don’t take up too much room and are a great feature to any backyard.

Maintenance is key

Now that you’ve set up your small backyard with greenery, its important to properly maintain. Be sure to keep up watering and pruning so things don’t get overgrown and unloved.

Backyards offer a home owner so many benefits and are often overlooked – make the most of your backyard with these tips!

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