Home interiors and gardening

How to Create a Beautiful Space with a Small Garden

Having a garden is a luxury, especially if you live in the city. So, if you have been lucky to grab a property with a tiny garden space in the middle of the urban jungle, you will want to make the most of it. Here are some top tips for creating a beautiful garden when you are short on space.

Couleur  from Pixabay

Weed Control

One of the things that can make a garden look awful is weeds. The problem is, in a tiny garden, the weeds will look worst than usual in a small space. Weed control needs to be at the top of your list when it comes to your garden. And, unfortunately, until you have that under control, you won’t be able to do much else. Often people discover that once the weeds are gone, the garden looks pretty good.

Wall Art

Your garden, especially a small one, needs to be treated as an extension of your home. The walls or the fence should be washed and painted to create a sense of tidiness. You may not have room for a garden gnome collection but you can always hang some wall art. Once your fence and walls are painted, you can decorate them with metal shapes, outdoor mirrors, or anything else that takes your fancy. But try not to add too much, otherwise, it may look cluttered.

Patio Area

As this is an extension to your home, you might want to consider how you will use the space. Will it be for plants? Or will you be entertaining? You might find a patio area is beneficial to both of those options. However, if you just want to entertain, you could try something different. Outdoor tiles are a great way to bring the indoors into the garden and are really easy to care for. All you have to do is give them a wash every so often. In comparison, a decking requires painting and staining every year which can be a lot of maintenance.

Garden Room

If you’re looking to add the wow factor to your garden and don’t mind investing in something special then why not consider a garden room? These stunning outbuildings look amazing and will offer an additional space without breaking the bank. Typically, a quality garden room will cost around 50% less than an extension, avoid having to involve an architect or builders and make any changes to your home.

I reached out to Garden Rooms by Creative who told me their rooms can be used all year round and their clients utilise them for home offices, lounge spaces, gymnasiums, entertainment rooms and hot tub enclosures. The image below is kindly provided by the company.

Choose One Feature

Having a feature in your garden is a bit like having a fireplace in your living room, it helps to bring the whole place together. However, a small garden can be tough to add a feature to. A simple water feature can be your best bet, but go for one that is skinny and tall, rather than a low and wide feature. It doesn’t need to be complicated looking but shiny metals can give the illusion of space.


One of our favourite ways to add that little bit extra to a small garden is with lights. String lights are a great way to highlight the seating area and add some ambience. They also draw the eyes up and help to create an illusion of height and more space. Outdoor string lights come in a variety of styles and designs, so you can be as creative as you want with them. Many of the lights come with solar panels so they don’t need to be plugged in, and they will come on automatically when it gets dark outside.

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