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Small space living is on the rise, all over the place. This means that small gardens are growing in popularity as well. Here is a collaborative post on big ideas for your tiny outdoor space.
When you’re living in a tiny home, it makes sense that the land that you get given is also on the petite side. Most people may dream of a backyard as big as a football field, with groves, a pool, a posh fountain, and Koi pond or two, but when you’re living a tiny life, there’s just about enough room for a goldfish bowl, never mind a Koi pond. A small garden doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing, though.
A more modest space just means that you get the chance to be more creative than the average homeowner. You can take a tiny space – even one of those tiny balconies – and make it seem so much bigger than it is. There’s no limit to what you can do for your garden, it’s just about being clever about how you implement things. So, how can you make your tiny outdoor space seem far bigger than it actually is?
Think Big – Then Reshuffle
It’s nice to dream about outdoor kitchens and a hot tub outside the home. Let’s face it, if you had those things, you’d never spend time inside again. The thing is, in a tiny space there’s not often room for outdoor barbecue spaces and hot tubs and the like. You need to think big, then remember that your outdoor space cannot be everything to everyone. You need to look at the space that you do have and make a list of ways that you can be creative with it. Decide what you cannot be without, then make compromises.
Your outdoor space is undoubtedly going to be rather green; it’s outside after all. However, you can go one better by being eco-friendlier with what you buy. For example, outdoor furniture is always a good purchase, and buying some that are made of recycled fabric and comes with free shipping in the USA is being extremely green. Order your garden furniture with the environment in mind and plan where you want to put your solar lights, too. It’s all about saving money on your bills and you can do that easily in your backyard.
You may not have much ground space, but you do have walls and fences to utilize. Going vertical with your planters and flowers is so much smarter than trying to cram pots into an already busy space. Give yourself a moment to enjoy what floor space you do have and surround yourself with planters going up rather than across.
Furnish To Scale
If your garden is a tiny one, then large planters don’t really have a place. Small plant pots, foldable furniture that is lighter than the wooden furnishings that you usually see, and a small water feature rather than a pond will all have a space in your backyard. Don’t be frightened to experiment with the space.
A tiny garden can flourish and look bigger, all you have to do is plan your space wisely.
How do you make your small garden look bigger? Let me know in the comments section below!