In the case of designing a small yard, the main thing is to decide on a cut what exactly you want to focus on, what is a priority. If you want more greenery and flower beds, well, you have to make the path narrower, for example, abandon a full-fledged outdoor dining area.
If, on the contrary, it is more important for you to sit out with your family and friends on the street, then a fireplace with a comfortable bench next to it can take the central place. In this case, flower beds can be replaced with containers and flowerpots with flowers that do not take up much space..
For small yards, the problem of neighbors is relevant, because often houses are located very close, and you really want to hide from prying eyes. A high fence becomes a necessity, and so that it does not crush, does not look rough and massive, you can choose original design options.
For small areas, tall warm flower beds and beds are perfect. This is a great option for a tiny vegetable garden with greenery and beauty. In this case, the owners decided that free space was the main thing, so a neat lawn occupied the center of the site..
In a cramped courtyard, it is better to abandon the pool, but it is completely replaced by an outdoor Jacuzzi bath. Proper planning made it possible to leave space for two sun loungers in this courtyard, there is a piece of lawn, several different flower beds, and even a massive vase that became a highlight of the design. And who said there isn’t enough room here?
If there is no room for a large gazebo in the yard, you can replace it with a garden swing under a pergola, just a bench under a climbing plant on an arch. A small fountain has become the central detail, and there is plenty of greenery along the fence.
Another prime example of good planning. For families with children, it is more important to equip a playground, not beds, so the most spacious corner was allocated for it. However, there was enough space for a summer kitchen and a small reservoir with a waterfall.
The owners of this house obviously prefer to dine outside in the summer, so the main part of the plot was occupied by a well-equipped terrace with a set of garden furniture. Climbing plants, forged lamps, a rock garden where unpretentious plants for alpine slides grow – everything is thought out and well planned.
If there is absolutely no room in the yard, let the path to the porch itself be attractive. For such very narrow courtyards, you should choose a beautiful covering, you can lay out a pattern of stone slabs, for example.
Mirror on the street, on the fence. Note how well the technique that designers often use to visually expand narrow and cramped rooms worked well! The courtyard seems to continue into the Looking Glass, the al fresco dining corner does not at all look cramped and sandwiched between fences.
A perfect example of a container garden! The approach to the house is striking with a variety of colors, pleasing to the eye, and there was no need to break the flower beds. Pleasing to the eye and the very path to the front door, originally laid out of slabs and stones.
If the courtyard is sandwiched between two main buildings, you can take advantage of this position. Two main walls are already in place, only a high fence on the third side and a light canopy from the sun were required. A very cozy seating area, closed from prying eyes and wind. Pay attention to the vertical garden, which has literally become a painting near the dining table..