Big Design Ideas for Small Yards

Stuck with a tiny yard? Transform your small outdoor space into a beautiful and functional escape with these totally doable design ideas.

Arching Pergola Above Walkway DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Use the Rules of Perspective

Designing the space around the rules of perspective — chiefly that parallel lines appear to converge to a \"vanishing point\" and objects in the distance appear smaller than those close by — can help make a small garden seem larger. Here, the pergola reinforces and frames the view, and the flower-filled container as a focal point in the middle distance draws the eye forward.

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