Tiny yard spaces can be a real bummer to decorate, and host guests at! My yard is decent sized now, but when my husband and I purchased our first home, we had practically zero yard space! As much as I despised my lack of space then, I’ve learned a whole host of ways to make your yard feel bigger. Use my yard space ideas to make your yard feel tons better. And many of them are a lot easier than you may think…
The lush green lawn is what makes this backyard feel spacious and roomy! But if you look closely, one can easily notice how tiny this yard space really is! A vertical lawn makes the backyard look long, and the horiziontal table provides a nice accent.
Notice the brick patio in the lower half of the picture! This yard looks a whole lot bigger than it really is! A lightly stained fence, a tiny lawn, and some raised planters make this tiny yard space a perfect haven for anything outdoors!
Seating in a small backyard can be difficult to come by! Line seating along the fence of your yard, and include a few planters along the back of the bench. Any outdoor space needs greenery as much as it needs seating! One of my favorite yard space ideas!
Gardening space is super hard to come by in a small yard, so one must think outside the normal boundaries! Think UP! When gardening outside! Vertical gardens create the best of both worlds in a tiny outdoor space.
Many of us are guilty of forgetting about that valuable landscaping space; in your side yard! Use your side yard as a “window” into the rest of your yard space. No matter how small your yard looks, the side yard only plays up the wonderful features! No one will notice the size of your yard with a view like this.
Everyone loves the look of a lush, green garden, but trees often eat up all of your landscaping space! When planting trees, it’s best to go vertical. Here’s a list of trees that grow UP not OUT.
Are you noticing a theme here? It’s important to think vertically! See if you can build “levels” or layers to your garden. Use these levels to house a seating area, vegetable garden, or whatever else you can fit!
It may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes, skipping the fence may be the best option! To better expand your yard, forget the fence! Seeing other plants, trees, and shrubs from your neighbors yard will make any yard space appear miles larger!
Water features always evoke an instant feeling of relaxation in any garden space! The trickle of water tricks the mind into thinking there’s more space then there actually is. Learn how to make one from Garden Lovers Club.
Trick your guests into thinking where the end of your yard is, using shrubs! Plant shrubs along the outside of your yard to obscure the view and create the feeling of extra space.