A garden: everybody’s dream… but don’t think it is necessary to have big spaces, just a few meters can meet “our innate need to green.”
Today I will write about this topic: I would like to give you some advice about how to design and furnish a small space to make it comfortable and harmonious and how to exploit the small size in the best way. Luxury does not lie necessarily in big sizes, by using just a few precautions everything could change…
The first rule is: don’t leave anything to chance. A small garden has to be studied in detail, in order not make it crowded and not to create chaos. You should study very well the spaces and if necessary, please give up on some details: it’s better to have something less than something that is too much.
Second rule: focus on trees or shrubs that grow in height and vertically, like climbing leaves and flowers. This kind of plants do have the advantage of covering surfaces such as walls and fences, increase privacy and isolate the small oasis from the external environment. The evergreen shrubs in this case are best choice, they are the ideal solution to keep your garden always neat and colorful even in the cold period, they will give you a piece of paradise 365 days a year.
Third rule: even a small garden can be enriched with furniture, but in this case you should try to coordinate the style of the building with the outdoor furniture to make it more homogeneous. Create functional areas that are well divided, the secret is properly evaluating the space and better organizing everything!
Fourth rule: who said you have to forget about the pool? There are perfect solutions for small gardens, just do not overdo. Leave some space for sunbeds and umbrellas if you choose this option, they will protect you from the sun and make the small garden more hospitable.
Last advice… the flower beds are perfect to decorate the garden with style and originality. Do not forget the symmetry of the plants on the sides and a good lighting solutions like spotlights and solar lamps, they will emphasize the natural beauty of these little green corners, during your outdoor nights.
Marco Sandrini, Chief Landscape Designer at Sandrini Green Architecture