Terrace by Bender Arquitetura

27 ideas for making your small back garden super cosy

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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A small back garden can actually be a fantastic commodity when it comes to creating a cosy and beautiful space. 

It makes sense when you think about it, as the less space you have to worry about, the more you can hone in on a prescribed style and get the vibe exactly right. That must be why gardeners like working in small spaces so much!

Read on if you're looking to make your little outdoor space a cosy corner filled with stunning details, as we have some wonderful gardening ideas for doing just that.

2. Work with wood to keep the look warm

3. Make a clear connection with the house

4. Hang pretty lamps from your pergola

 Terrace by Luiza Soares - Paisagismo
Luiza Soares—Paisagismo

MÃO NA TERRA, Belo Horizonte, 2015

Luiza Soares - Paisagismo

6. Choose coherent furniture

7. Floaty ferns look amazing!

8. A hammock is the ideal chill spot

 Terrace by Lucia Manzano
Lucia Manzano

Casa de praia—Guaecá SP

Lucia Manzano

9. Herb boxes make great use of a blank wall

rustic Garden by Luiza Soares - Paisagismo
Luiza Soares—Paisagismo

MÃO NA TERRA, Belo Horizonte, 2015

Luiza Soares - Paisagismo

10. Add a little Zen to your life and your garden!

11. Get creative with what you use as planters

12. Hanging chairs will keep the space feeling a bit bigger

13. A fire pit will make your space usable all year round and so cosy!

14. Upcycle oddities for eye-catching displays

15. Leafy greens will make a tiny spot feel tropical and cosy

modern Garden by Joana França
Joana França

Casa Malva, Bloco Arquitetos

Joana França

16. No room for plants? Add a green wall instead!

17. Path lights in a warm white will look gorgeous

18. Fairy lights are a classic for a reason

19. Explore your arty side with a wall mural

20. A DIY lighting project could be fun, not to mention cheap!

21. Create a private reading sanctuary (comfy cushions are mandatory)

22. A rustic terrace will be comfortable during that day and so welcoming at night

23. Create an outdoor living room with ultra squishy furniture

24. Romantic lighting will put the 'ahhhh' into your garden

25. Bamboo privacy screens won't shrink the space but will feel nicely supportive

26. Create a sociable seating area for easy conversation

27. Don't shy away from dramatically dark colours. What a way to feel all wrapped up in your own garden!

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 21 Little Garden Ideas To Spruce Up Your Home Entrance.

Are you now seeing more potential in your small garden?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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