How to decorate a small garden

Having a small garden doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot decorate it to your custom liking, small backyards can, in fact, have a big impact. With a lot of creative thinking and smart planning, you can transform your small garden into something you never imagined it to be. Allow us to present our ideas to help you transform your small outdoor space into something amazing!

Planning and choosing a focus

Before getting dirty and decorative, it’s important to choose a focus and to thoroughly plan what exactly you intend to do. That way, you’ll find decorating much easier as you’ll have a secure plan to follow. You should also try to avoid doing too much within your small garden space as it may become and feel overworked.

To pinpoint your focus, think of the kinds of things/activities you plan to do in your garden and your favourite ways to spend time in your outdoor space. Once you’ve figured out your focus, proceed to design your space! Think about the essentials you need to consider, for example:

  • Which decorations you’d like to give life to your outdoor space.
  • The types of versatile furniture that complement your outdoor space.
  • What colour theme and designs you’d like to work with.

But don’t limit your creativity! These are just a few ideas to help kick start your imagination.

Mapping the base and shape of your backyard as well as marking out the boundaries of the plot is a method that can help you keep track of the amount of space you have to work with. Once you have everything outlined, you can begin to try out different designs to see what can be included in your outdoor space, such as sheds, outdoor couches, a patio or versatile storage boxes.

Choose space-saving garden furniture

If you like spending most of your time in your outdoor space or maybe dining in your garden, then having comfortable furniture is a necessity. Furniture, however, can be space consuming, so be sure to choose furniture that is space-optimizing. If you like dining outdoors, perhaps opt for a bistro table set with foldable table and chairs. If you like entertaining, go for stackable furniture and storage benches to help make more room for your guests.

When it comes to putting your new furniture together, it can be pretty daunting and time-consuming, so, we are happy to offer you our garden furniture assembling service! This service among our many other furniture assembling services gives you the opportunity to sit back and relax while our handymen do all the hard work for you. If you’d rather spend more hours relaxing than putting together garden furniture, book online today.

Re-using old garden furniture

The furniture you use in your garden doesn’t necessarily have to be brand-new, there are many ways you can re-use old/stored away furniture! Perhaps you have an old bench or garden chair that’s sitting away in a storage place, if so, what’s the harm in renovating it and re-using it? Not only will this save money, but you’ll have more storage space when you decide to use it again. During the time your furniture was stored away, it probably collected a lot of dirt, stains or cobwebs (which could be another reason why you decided not to use it), if you fall into this category – don’t fear, the Squad will come to the rescue! We offer a variety of services to bring your old furniture back to life, including pressure washing garden furniture, treating wooden furniture and even repainting furniture.

Build a decking area

Decking is an ideal touch for a small garden as it provides sufficient surface for a dining or relaxing area. As opposed to gravel or paving, decking can easily be refreshed with a new coat of paint. However, if your decking area becomes a little dirty due to its usage, put your jet washing skills to the test! If you don’t own a jet washer or don’t have the time to jet wash a decking area, contact our handymen in London who will be able to pressure wash your decking in no time.

There are many other benefits to having a decking area in a small garden. For instance, the way you lay your decking boards can manipulate and enhance the overall area; laying decking boards vertical will elongate the decked area, whereas laying them horizontally will widen the decking area.

Using plants as ornaments

Hanging plants and having plants in pots is an easy and effective way of adding splashes of colour here and there without having to worry about taking up huge quantities of space. Not only that, but they’re removable at any time if you ever need to create extra space or want to replant any of your flowers. Certain plants are inherently architectural or can be pruned to look that way, so whatever type of plant you choose, don’t forget to get creative with different types of plants, styles of plant pots and their placement!

We hope that you have enjoyed this guide and that it has been helpful. In case you have any enquiries regarding our services, feel free to contact our friendly team on 0800-0 12 12 12. Alternatively, request a quote for our team to spruce up your outdoor area by filling our online booking form.