Landscape Design for Small Spaces

5 Ideas for Making a Big Impact in a Small Outdoor Space

From Shade FX

Just because your backyard isn’t a sprawling 10 acres, doesn’t mean you can’t have an optimized, functional, aesthetically pleasing outdoor living space.  Utilizing space properly to consider balance, proportion, texture, space allocation, pattern, traffic patterns, etc. are the purview of the skilled landscape designer.  This post from Shade FX gives some great examples and pictures of small spaces transformed into beautifullly designed landscapes and will inspire you to recreate your own smaller outdoor living space.

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Creating an outdoor space for a small yard or patio can be challenging; however there are several ways to make every inch count. No need to despair because space is limited. You can still incorporate many of the design elements used in larger outdoor spaces in a small outdoor space if you know a few simple design tricks.

Here are a few big ideas for a small yard to get you started:

 Focus on quality instead of quantity. A few well-chosen key pieces of furniture are better than cluttering small spaces with unnecessary, pint-size objects. Look for multi-functional furniture that addresses different needs. For example, stools can be used as side tables or built-in benches can double as storage. Use a minimal approach with just a few well-placed plants and ornaments to make a statement. Dwarf or flowering trees can add greenery and color without overwhelming a small area and many varieties can be grown in containers.

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