Small Yard Ideas

Is your yard or garden small on space? Get big ideas for making the most out of your outdoor sanctuary.

Small Yard Ideas

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  • Juliene

    Ps your caption says Portland, but they're in Seattle.

  • Heath Ashli LeFebvre
    Heath Ashli LeFebvre

    I toured this home & have 25 photos of it in the beginning of this album

Outdoor seating area

40 ideas for patios

How to live big on a patio

23 small yard design solutions
  • Sarah Hunsicker
    Sarah Hunsicker

    What a ridiculous caption this patio is huge!!!

Dreamy + drought-tolerant

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Great Ideas from the Western Garden Book of Landscaping

By turning a sloped plot into a modern play den, a designer created usable family space where none existed before. In this Greenbrae, CA, front yard, the designer placed concrete planters along the sidewalk, and filled them with ‘Firebird’ phormiums to create friendly screening without totally blocking off the yard. The raised patio is edged with concrete to help level the area and create a flat lawn and distinct spots for the family to dine, entertain, and play.

23 small yard design solutions
  • Dean Ferreira Fine Art
    Dean Ferreira Fine Art

    Dangerous situation with sharp-edged concrete on both the front & behind swing.

  • Christine Humphrey
    Christine Humphrey

    Their Homeowner's Insurance policy would have a major heart attack over the swing/concrete feature!

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  • Vickie Salazar
    Vickie Salazar

    Hope that swing or tree branch never break..

The patio feels like an extension of the family room thanks to a series of pivoting doors. To create a sense of lush enclosure and block views of a parking lot next door, the fence is lined with tall plants such as angel’s trumpet and princess flower. The walls and rooftop were covered with waterproof vinyl and modular cells that contain rooted succulents, grasses, yarrow, lantana, and ice plant to greatly expand the "garden" space.

City Escape with Living Walls and Roof
  • dieterdesign

    gorgeous and I want to hang out there

Double-duty retreat | Looks good and works hard |

How to design a double-duty outdoor retreat

A lush balcony begs for happy hour.

Small Condo Design Ideas

Bold, sculptural forms combined with a range of textures and colors can make a garden that’s based on foliage just as interesting and inventive as one that’s filled with flowers.

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  • Charlotte Willner
    Charlotte Willner

    I just loved this issue -- great article!

Naturalistic sanctuary

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Recycled materials and colorful, graphic plants add whimsical punch to this backyard

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  • Theresa Loe
    Theresa Loe

    I just absolutely adore this!

Playful front yard

23 small yard design solutions

Previously covered with lawn and lacking privacy, this West Hollywood front yard is now a livable space with creative screening.

23 small yard design solutions

A garden should help you relax and reboot. That’s its proper purpose, according to the Japanese aesthetic called shibui.

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Yellow and gray shade sails overhead provide much-needed respite from sun, and Richard Serra–esque steel planters balance the heft and drama of the river-rock wall. A generous sprinkling of plants adds softness.

23 small yard design solutions

Sweet dreams

23 small yard design solutions

Come on in, broad stairs lead hospitably from the driveway straight to the front door.

Come on in - 23 small yard design solutions | Sunset
  • Ivy Manning
    Ivy Manning

    That reminds me of the Brady Bunch house, w/ better landscaping.

  • Laina Smith
    Laina Smith

    Haha, I thought the exact same thing!

  • Laurie Williamson
    Laurie Williamson

    actually it looks nothing like the actual Brady Bunch house...

Design with edibles

23 small yard design solutions

Modern flair

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