Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space

 


Article by: Steve Boulden

While designing small area gardens , Tomato Plant Care does have some of its own special challenges, the opportunity for creativity is multiplied within these small spaces. It is possible to create more atmosphere and impact with less.

And while most people do a great job of creating beautiful gardens , The Front Porch Swings Through History within confined areas, balconies, rooftops, and courtyards, the greatest challenge is still in making small gardens , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed feel larger than they really are.

Because most small gardens , Controlling House Plant Pests are surrounded by boundaries, vertical surfaces, and can generally be viewed in a single glance, they have a tendency to feel confined, boxed in, and...small. So some designers , Choosing Healthy Plants for Your Garden use a few techniques and "tricks"¬Ě to create an illusion of more space. Try one or more of these ideas if you're challenged by a confined area.

Screen unsightly boundaries and hard vertical surfaces with plants , Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening and Tips for Its Maintenance or structures. Not only does this hide the element, but can also create the illusion that there's more beyond and not just your neighbors wall , Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom: Even 'Brownthumbers' Can Do It or yard. , Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of Try to hide obvious boundaries.

If your garden , Controlling House Plant Pests is confined by walls, , In the Veggie Patch - December the color , Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening and Tips for Its Maintenance of your walls , Creating A Balcony Garden Oasis can actually have some impact on how spacious your garden , Are There Really Black Roses? feels. Darker colors , Some Favorite Garden Bulbs alone have more depth. When used behind planting schemes, they blend and help make the boundary seem invisible. Overall, darker color , Growing Orchids In Greenhouses, Can You ? elements help create more depth in confined areas.

Adding curves to your walkways, flower , Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening and Tips for Its Maintenance beds, walls, , Care Tips for Planting and Growing Orchids Inside Your House etc. can give the illusion of more distance and travel. The human eye can detect that there actually is more distance involved and so the mind interprets the actual occupied space as being greater.

If you have unused hard corners, make good use of them. An arch or entryway into a corner that otherwise goes nowhere is a nice element and opportunity to frame a focal point in the corner. It also creates the illusion of something more beyond.

Creating levels can give the illusion of more space. It creates vertical surface and appears to create even more horizontal surface. If your floor , African Violet Care area is limited, otherwise unused hard corners are a great place , Teak Outdoor Furniture - Where Function Meets Beauty to add a second level flower , A Rather Shady Affair bed or element.

A little creativity might even enlist the use of mirrors. Think about it. A mirror or two placed in the right spots could actually make a garden , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers seem twice as large as it really is.

I hope this helps.
Written by Steve Boulden. Steve is the owner of S&S Designed Landscaping , Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom: Even 'Brownthumbers' Can Do It and the creator of http://www.the-landscape-design-site.com For more free landscaping , Controlling House Plant Pests ideas, plans, , Abatement Regulations Often Confuse and Do Not Make Sense and pictures, visit his site at http://www.the-landscape-design-site.com

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