There is no shortage of ways to spruce up a backyard living space, but what about when you are short on space? Sometimes homeowners glaze over their backyard spaces because they think they aren’t big enough to do anything special with – that couldn’t be further from the truth. When it comes to decorating and renovating your backyard, even the smallest space deserves the same love and attention to the rest of your home. And Aarons Outdoor Living can help you achieve the look and feel you’ve always wanted, no matter how big or small your outdoor living space might be. Here are 10 ideas for small backyard renovations that you can consider to bring your outdoor space to life.
One of the easiest ways to add interest to your outdoor space is to install task lighting or accent lighting. Just as you would add lighting to a kitchen or office, installing lighting in your outdoor space can create areas of for sitting, eating, or just taking in the scenery.
Build a Pergola
If you are looking to add maximum impact to your small outdoor space, consider building a pergola. These beautifully designed and well-built structures help draw the eye to what matters most: the sitting area. You can also add a BBQ or some comfortable chairs to lounge in when you have guests over.
Change up the Garden
If grass or flowers aren’t your thing, consider adding a rock garden, or covering your property with large rocks. Adding moss or low-maintenance plants can really bring about a different look for your outdoor space and reduce the amount of work that is required to keep it looking great.
Nothing draws the eye more than to add large rocks on your property. You can get these from landscaping companies, but adding a large rock to your backyard invites children to jump and play, makes a good focal point for flowers or other garden plants, and can add interest with very little effort.
Want to make the most of your outdoor space? Add some seats. Big comfortable outdoor sofas and lounging chairs invite people outdoors with ease. You’ll get the most out of your outdoor space with lots of cushy chairs and places for people to rest their legs and kick up their feet.
Install a Barbeque
Even the smallest backyard needs a barbeque. Everyone has to eat, right? Shop around for a barbeque that will fit into your small outdoor space and get ready to enjoy countless meals and even desserts on the grill.
Build a Fence
If your little piece of paradise feels small, make it cosy with a fence. Claiming your own space with a fence is a great way to make your backyard feel more like an extension of your indoor space. You can add lots of lighting and even different areas inside the fence to give the space dimension and purpose.
If you decide to go ahead and install that fence, be sure to make the most of the space on the interior of it. Iron and steel are great for outdoor art, and there is no shortage of this kind of decoration at outdoor markets, online or even outdoor stores like Aarons Outdoor Living.
Use Vertical Space
If you are short on square footage, take your eyes upwards with tall trees and large plants that will grow to draw the eye away from the small space. This is a trick used by professional gardeners to make a space appear larger than it is.
Use Colour – and Lots of it
If budget is an issue for you, consider getting the best bang for your buck with color. Using lots of colours can really change the look of an outdoor space, make it appear larger and more inviting to homeowners and guests, alike.