How to Make a Small Garden Look Bigger

Sadly, we aren’t all blessed with large sprawling grassy gardens with more space than we know what to do with. With a small garden, you have to be more creative with your space (which isn’t always a bad thing!).

However, having an undersized outdoor space can put a dampener on the outlook of our home. But do not fret as there are plenty of ways to create the illusion of space and create the outdoor Eden that you have always wanted. So, if you are searching for the best ways to make any garden look bigger, then you have come to the right place!

Fill Some Containers

If you’re seriously lacking in grass and do not have any room for flower beds, then consider starting a low-maintenance flower display.
What we mean is creating a makeshift flower arrangement by planting flowers in containers and window boxes.

You could even arrange them depending on how much sun each flower will need. For example, if you planted anemones in a container, you could place them somewhere in your garden that does not tend to be in the sun throughout the day. The same could be said for flowers that need lots of sunlight to thrive!

Have a Cohesive Theme

If you have a mixed and match approach to your garden, it can sometimes make the space feel cluttered. This then makes the garden feel smaller which is the opposite of our goal.

For more petite gardens, it is a great idea to coordinate your flowers by colour scheme. For example, light coloured flowers (white, pale pink etc) have a brightening affect, making your space feel tidier and bigger in the same breath.

Limit Your Garden Furniture

Going all out with your garden furniture is making your garden feel smaller. If you have tables, chairs, benches, and sofas, you are limiting your manoeuvre space. It makes it harder to move in your garden and will ultimately make the space feel smaller. Stick with the essentials to make your garden feel homey and won’t hog all the space.

Use Mirrors

Just like in your home, mirrors are a great way of making any space feel double the size. Full-sized mirrors strategically placed on one wall in your garden will make it feel more open and adds an effortless, eye-catching piece of décor.

Make sure you use acrylic mirrors instead of glass, just so accidents don’t happen when the mirror is exposed to the sun. Hide the mirror’s edges to make the overall look feel flawless.

Create Different Levels

Another way to create the illusion of space is to have different levels in your garden. For example, having the option to walk down into an area or up some stairs onto a patio can make the entire space feel sectioned off, and bigger overall.

You could add stairs leading down to your flower beds and grass area or utilise decking to separate the two sections.

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Narcissi Dwarf Mixed
Crocus Grand Maitre
Ipheion uniflorum Mixed