When decorating outdoor spaces, most people will sacrifice space for decoration.
It won’t be such an issue if you have a big space available. However, for people with limited space, it can be a big problem.
But the good news is, you can still have a beautiful garden even if you don’t have a lot of space to work with for decorations. Here are eight outdoor decoration ideas if you have a small area to decorate.
Install Beautiful Shades – Not only will it protect you from rain and sun, but a beautiful shade can also serve as a decoration. And since it won’t be taking up any of your outdoor space, you can use it even if you have a small garden. For shades, you can use a colourful canopy or a folding umbrella. If you want to DIY it, you can use waterproof fabrics and hang them over a small frame made from wood.
Install Decking – For the past decades, home owners have been embracing the beauty of using composite decking materials to floor or decorate their outdoor spaces. When decking is used to decorate a home, it transforms the look and feel of the house. Because the boards can come in different sizes, homeowners can choose to install decking in just a small corner of their garden, especially if they do not have vast areas of outdoor space to use.
Go For Foldables – An outdoor patio is not complete without any furniture. You’ve got to have a few chairs and tables. Unfortunately, they are often bulky and take up a lot of space. So if you have a small garden, consider using foldable products instead. The advantage of having them is that you can tuck them away if you’re not using them. They’re usually also easy to maintain. You can also store them easily, especially if you need to keep them inside due to the weather.
Plant on Your Walls and Fences – Planting on your walls and fences is an excellent way to conserve space and improve your garden. You can find many detailed guides on how to transform your walls to a vertical garden, complete with irrigation systems. Alternatively, you can build a shelf to place your potted plants on. For DIYers, you can use plastic bottles and tin cans tied on your fences as pots for your flowers. You can even transform step ladders and old furniture to vertical planters.
Check out this upcycled tin can lantern which is a great use of space for garden lighting which you could hang from a vertically planted area on a wall.
Add A Few Mirrors – Mirrors are not only for decoration, but you can also use them to make small spaces look more spacious. Get some big and tall mirrors and install them in strategic spots in your garden. Aside from making it bigger, a few mirrors will also improve the lighting, making it feel more light and airy. It also can make your garden feel more like a living space with a touch of luxury.
Multifunction Fixtures – When looking for furniture and fixtures, consider getting multipurpose ones. For instance, you can get a side table that acts as a drawer, or a centre table that has a fire pit in the middle. You can look for them in shops or have them made for you. If you are quite handy with some tools, you can even make them yourself or modify your existing furniture. All you need is some imagination or a few ideas from the internet, and the necessary tools and supplies to make them.
Build a Beautiful Shed – If you have too much clutter, it can make your garden look disorderly. If so, why not try to build a small shed. Not only will it give you a place to store your stuff, but it can also contribute to the overall look and design of your space. If you have some knowledge of construction, it can be an enjoyable and rewarding project to construct one. Naturally, you have the freedom to design it in any way you want that’ll match your existing design theme.
Use Colours Effectively – Colours, when used effectively, can have a huge impact even on small spaces. For small spaces, you can use neutral and light colours to make it appear roomier. Beiges, whites, and greys are excellent colours for your decks, walls, and fences. You can also make use of stripes of colours to make space appear wider or taller. However, make sure that you use complementing colours to create a cohesive colour palette. You may look at different design inspirations on home design publications, tv shows, or online articles. Check out our Pinterest page for more inspirational ideas and this blog post.
Minimalist Design – One of the most popular design styles today is minimalism. It uses simple palettes with complementing shades and colours. It also incorporates eye-catching decorative pieces, such as artworks, statues, plants, stone structures, or unique architectural designs. For the minimalist design, use monochromatic background colours, complemented with only a few decorations. The best thing about this design style is that you won’t need to spend a lot on decoration.