Stylish Contemporary Courtyards
Tiny courtyard gardens can be incredibly stylish & with careful design, very useful spaces too!
Pure, sleek, elegant. Changes in height & contrast of materials add interest. Horizontal fencing & decking add a sense of space. Planting is simple & architectural. It really doesn't have to be complicated!
I love the way this sleek bench flows into and becomes a planter. The wall colour harmonises beautifully with the plants and other materials - restrained elegance at its best.
In small spaces less is definitely more - yet this clever design adds height through the stepped seating & raised beds, unity through repetition of shapes & fabulous interest through the use of plants with different shapes, forms & textures. Again... integrated seating saves space.
I totally adore the interplay between materials, shapes and light in this space. It just needs a more lush & dramatic plant as a focal point, then it would be perfect!
Librería Old Market / TYIN Tegnestue (15)
In this courtyard design it's the plants that are the stars of the show - with contrasts in forms, shapes & textures. Imagine it without them!
Simple, clean & stylish - but this would be so much better if the fence had horizontal slats rather than vertical ones
Integrated seating saves space & does away with the necessity for furniture which could clutter the space. This tiny garden even has a water feature. And restricted planting space doesn't mean there can't be plenty of plants!
Small Urban and Courtyard Garden - Contemporary
Tiny budget? Here the furniture is simply reused wooden pallets - combined with a simple black, white & green colour scheme it's quite stylish
Repetition of horizontal lines & shapes increases the sense of space. The small tree is a single, bold focal point
With careful design even a small, awkward shaped space can be great. Restrained use of colour & simple planting also help the sense of space
Great use of contrasting materials, planting is simple but with contrasting forms
Contrasting materials add interest, horizontal lines make the space appear bigger
Interest created through contrasting materials & shapes
The use of browns & cream here makes this a very cosy space - with a hint of the East in the bamboos & floor cushions. The horizontal slatted screen adds a sense of space.
A very simple design - the stylish horizontal screen provides privacy