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17 nifty ways to make the most of a small garden or patio

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A small garden can be a hugely stylish and beautiful slice of bonus space that connects with your home, especially if you take the time to add a few piquant details! Ask any gardener and they'll tell you that a small garden can really look and feel like a dream, but you probably don't want to be investing a huge amount of money or time into it, which is why we've put together 17 brilliant tips for you, right here! Come and take a look and see if any of these ideas could be perfect for making more of your bijou garden!

1. Use mixed materials to create some variety and different spaces. You can even add different levels too.

Patios, Terraces and Decking Country style garden by Unique Landscapes Country
Unique Landscapes

Patios, Terraces and Decking

Unique Landscapes

2. Keep things nice and elegant with some simple symmetry to make the most of your space.

Stainless Steel Metal Water Feature Modern garden by Unique Landscapes Modern
Unique Landscapes

Stainless Steel Metal Water Feature

Unique Landscapes

3. Add a little extra function to make it more practical! A bistro dining set could be all you need.

4. Maintain a focus on your outdoor furniture and the sociable element will overshadow small proportions.

5. Think about going a little tropical! It'll look SO bold and fun!

Moroccan style garden Mediterranean style garden by Gullaksen Architects Mediterranean
Gullaksen Architects

Moroccan style garden

Gullaksen Architects

6. Use those walls to your advantage! Living installations are PERFECT and look so stunning.

7. Be sure to consider natural wood furniture for timeless appeal and extra warmth!

8. Make it funky and cool for the kids to enjoy, with some unusual touches and maybe even a playhouse.

9. Bring your plants up a little higher, to create a cosy ambience.

Slim & Subtle Rear Garden Modern garden by homify Modern
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Slim & Subtle Rear Garden

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10. Don't forget to add in a little shade, so it's fun in all weathers and nicely private.

11. Use white to create a really bright and dazzling display that looks bigger than it is.

12. Add in some warmth with a hand-built firepit that you can gather around.

13. Planters make perfect additions, as they can be moved whenever you want!

Roof Terrace by AR Architecture Modern
AR Architecture

Roof Terrace

AR Architecture

14. How about building a pretty little barbecue that's ready to fire up at a moment's notice?

15. Trick your eye into seeing a bigger space, with a wall mirror! So unusual!

Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London Modern garden by Cue & Co of London Modern
Cue & Co of London

Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London

Cue & Co of London

16. Add some multifunctional design into the space. Just look at this log storage seat!

Little Eden Country style garden by Aralia Country Wood Wood effect
Aralia

Little Eden

Aralia

17. Contrast really daring materials in order to draw the eye to your favourite elements in your garden!

For more great garden advice, take a look at this Ideabook: The best garden ideas for small homes.

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Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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