Do you have an empty front or back yard with a vision in your head of what you wish it could look like? Maybe you have ideas of what you want but you assume there’s just not enough space, but you would be surprised by the endless amount of possibilities that can come from just a small area. Many people look at a small space on their property and believe that there’s just no room to put anything, but with just a touch of planning and creativity you can make your dreams a reality in no time.
Just like how a painting on a blank wall can change a room, adding color to a small space can make a dramatic transformation. Using calm and cool colors such as blue, purple, and green can add visual depth and give the illusion that objects are further away. Vibrant and warm colors such as yellow, orange, and red give the opposite effect. By using a combination of cool and warm tones you can create depth, which will dramatically change the look of the space.
To make your yard appear much bigger and to create space, you can construct smaller areas within your larger outdoor area. By creating small walls of plants or bushes you can make little “rooms” with different purposes. You can have a small area with outdoor seating, another area for a garden, another for an outdoor kitchen, and maybe even one for a fountain or pond. Having separate areas that can’t be seen at one time requires them to be discovered and gives the illusion that your yard is much bigger than it really is. This is also a great way to keep guests busy and help you relax.
If you’re on a budget and want something quick, flowers and plants can make a very big difference. Having flowers in front of your home are very welcoming and homey. Using bright and vibrant colors are very attractive and add a unique look to your house. You can create a flower bed that would be a beautiful and eye catching addition to your yard that will even impress your neighbors.
Paths are another excellent touch you can add to your small space. Whether you want it for your front yard, back yard, or both, it can add a homey and charming feel. No matter what your style is you can find the perfect design for your home. Some popular types of paths include mulch, gravel, borders and edging, metal edging, brick edging, and stepping-stones.
Whether you just moved into your brand new house, you’re preparing for summer, or you just think it’s time for a change, you can easily create the space you want with the space you have.