How To Make Your Garden Space Seem Bigger

If you love spending time in your garden but don’t exactly love how small it feels. If you want your garden space to seem bigger, below are a few things you can do to make the most of your garden and make it really feel like a big space.

Flower garden

Check the title deeds

Checking the deeds to your home might seem like a strange suggestion, but so many people who do this find that their neighbors have swallowed up some of their garden space as their own. If this happens to you, then you can use a Steps in a Partition Lawsuit to claw back some of that space and your garden will be instantly larger as a result. So, it is definitely worth doing if you aren’t sure about boundaries.

Use the illusion of mirrors

Placing mirrors in strategic spots, such as up in tree branches or attached to large fences, can make your garden seem twice its size. The reflection of the garden from the mirror will give the illusion of depth, making your garden appear more spacious. Just be sure to place the mirrors in areas where they won’t get broken or damaged by weather or wildlife.

Mirror in the garden

Garden upwards

Maximize your small space by growing plants vertically. This can be done by using hanging baskets, wall-mounted planters, or even trellises. Vertical gardening allows you to use space efficiently and also adds visual interest to your garden.

Simple is spacious

When designing your small garden, keep it simple. Stick to a limited color palette and choose a few key elements to focus on, such as a focal point, a pathway, or a seating area. A cluttered garden will only make the space feel smaller, so keep it neat and uncluttered for a more spacious feel.

Simple garden

Furnish sparingly

When choosing furniture for your small garden, opt for pieces that are lightweight and easy to move. This will allow you to rearrange the space as needed to create a sense of openness. Also, consider using furniture that can be tucked away when not in use, such as foldable chairs or a bench that doubles as storage.

Use natural boundaries

Natural boundaries such as fences, walls, or hedges can give your garden a sense of structure and help to define the space. Choose low-growing plants or trellises to keep the space open and uncluttered, while still providing a sense of enclosure.

Garden trellis

Trimming And Pruning

Tree trimming and pruning can significantly enhance the perceived space within your garden, making it appear larger and more open. The key is selective trimming and strategic pruning. By removing excess branches and foliage, especially from larger trees that block light or views, the garden’s line of sight expands, providing a sense of added space. 

Moreover, thoughtful pruning encourages a tree’s upward growth, directing the eye vertically, which helps elevate the garden’s perceived height. Similarly, trimming overgrown shrubs can reveal hidden areas of the garden, broadening its perceived depth. Using a professional tree trimming service ensures all this is done safely and effectively, leading to a more expansive, well-maintained outdoor space that feels both larger and more inviting.

Level up

If your garden is flat, create different levels to add interest and make the space seem larger. You can do this by using raised beds, terraces, or even a small staircase. Different levels will create a sense of depth, making your garden feel larger.

As you can see, there are lots of very simple things you can do to make your garden space appear bigger, which will also make the space look and feel more interesting too, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and have fun making your garden seem bigger right now.

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