When it comes to backyards, bigger isn’t always better. Small outdoor spaces can be just as enjoyable for entertaining in the spring and summer as spacious ones and tiny yards and patios also mean much less maintenance. From vertical gardens to miniature storage and water features, these beautiful, space-saving landscaping designs and small backyard ideas will transform any outdoor space into a cozy retreat with big style.
You may want to dial up your garden’s ambient atmosphere after dark, in which case, consider setting the mood on your patio with lanterns and cushions scattered on the floor. But, saying that, don’t be afraid to take a more minimalist approach to your garden design. The most basic patios, whether stone slabs, tiles or gravel, can be given a contemporary overhaul by choosing sculptural ornaments and striking modern furniture.