City living can mean many things – convenient transport, cafes in close proximity and quicker mail delivery times.
It can also mean that big backyards are more difficult to come by.
But bigger isn’t always better and smaller spaces can give you an opportunity to get creative and work with what you have.
Here are our top small backyard ideas.
When space is scarce, there’s only one way to go – up. You might choose to plant a vertical herb garden or you might choose to go with a stunning vertical display of potted colour.
There’s plenty of room for creativity here and you can even choose to turn your vertical garden into something of a feature wall, a piece that you can ‘wow’ your guests with.
You’ll be able to find plenty of pot hangers and trellis at your local gardening store to get you started.
Light plays a huge part in how we perceive space.
If you love outdoor entertaining, then lighting is key.
Solar lights are a good option that often don’t require professional installation. You can hang the lighting in branches or line the perimeter of the outdoor space so the lights take up as little space as possible.
Choose the right furniture
When you’re working with a limited amount of space, you need to think about the type of furniture that will help open up your backyard and make it look more spacious.
Multi-tasking furniture is a great investment when you’re working with a small space.
The perfect example is a bench that can be used as seating and storage.
You should also pick furniture that isn’t too bulky; you want petite frames and small pieces that are compact (or even foldable).
Keep things simple
One of the easiest small backyard ideas is to keep things simple.
If you overdecorate and fill your garden to the brim with plants and unnecessary detail, it’ll appear crowded.
Keep clutter to a minimum and choose your pieces carefully so that everything has a place and a purpose.