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14 Beautiful and small garden ideas for your home

Ritika Tiwari Ritika Tiwari
Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London Modern garden by Cue & Co of London Modern
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New Year’s is a time for new resolutions, and if your New Year’s resolution was to create a stunning small garden in your home, then homify is here to help you out.

It is a wrong misconception that you need a big space to create an amazing garden. In fact, all you really need are some good set of ideas, and you are ready to go.

Here are 14 of the best small garden ideas done by designers all over the world:

1- Combine plants and art

country  by homify, Country

Garden Etagere


If you are an art lover, then do not hesitate to introduce that in your garden as well. This garden, for instance, has a small stand which has a mix of plant vases and Victorian art pieces.

​2- Add a picnic spot

In 2017, you shouldn’t be driving for hours in traffic just to take your kids out of picnic. Instead, you can create a picnic spot in your backyard and enjoy.

​3- Dine outdoors

Contemporary garden design Bracknell, Berkshire, UK Modern garden by Linsey Evans Garden Design Modern
Linsey Evans Garden Design

Contemporary garden design Bracknell, Berkshire, UK

Linsey Evans Garden Design

There is nothing better than dining outside on a warm winter morning. Build a small section in your garden, and add a dining table for weekly family dinners.

​4- Play with lights

If you are still in the process of creating your garden and you are waiting for your plants to grow, then instead of looking at a barren space, you can add lights to brighten the space up.

5- Opt for climbers instead of big trees

Big trees in a small space can make the entire garden look even more smaller, whereas climbers and shrubs can make your garden appear bigger by opening up the space.

6- Add different levels

Small, low maintenance garden Minimalist style garden by Yorkshire Gardens Minimalist Wood-Plastic Composite
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

Adding different levels in a small garden space helps divide the whole area, which, in turn, makes it look even more bigger.

​7- Vintage garden tap planters

classic  by ELLA JAMES, Classic

Hanging Vintage Garden Tap Planter


Wall planters are a great way to add greenery to your home without compromising on space. And these vintage planters with taps will take your garden’s décor to a whole another level.

8- Corner planters

Small urban garden Modern garden by Ruth Willmott Modern
Ruth Willmott

Small urban garden

Ruth Willmott

Corners planters like the ones in this garden can add the much-needed greenery and still provide a lot of space to add seating.

​9- The right mix of elements

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

This garden combines a little bit of everything from climbers and planters to a romantic dining space and bench.

10- Separate plant stand

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Plant Stand- Grey


A plant stand like this can quickly brighten up any space with different specimens of plants. We recommend planting different coloured flowers in a stand like this.

​11- Turn the passage into a small garden

Small Traditional Garden for Victorian House Classic style garden by Garden Arts Classic
Garden Arts

Small Traditional Garden for Victorian House

Garden Arts

If you don’t have a separate space for a garden, then you can turn your home’s back entrance into a small garden, just like this house.

12- Add a shelf of flower vases

Perfect for apartments, you can easily add shelves in the balconies and then add flower vases with your favourite flowers.

13- Stonewall planters

One of the most low maintenance and space saving ways to introduce greenery in your house is with the help of stone planters like these.

​14- Minimalistic

modern  by Dewin Designs, Modern
Dewin Designs

Small Courtyard Garden

Dewin Designs

If you are not sure if you can commit to a full-blown garden, then we recommend going slow like this minimalistic garden.

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