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Easy Ways to Decorate Your Small Garden

Easy Ways to Decorate Your Small Garden

The gardens are beautiful. They bring joy to people of all ages, and they can be done in any size space. But what about the small garden? There's no need to feel discouraged if you have a smaller yard or patio- because there are plenty of things that you can do!

Find out how to decorate your small garden with this article, complete with pictures and descriptions of different decorations for various areas.

Why it's Important to Beautify Your Garden

Gardens, tiny ones, can be a great way to spend time with your family and friends. Not only that, but the right garden style and design can allow you to entertain guests and even provide fresh herbs and vegetables for cooking! Decorating it can offer a tranquil experience as well as add value to your home.

It doesn't matter if you live in an apartment or a house. A garden is always a great way to spread joy and cheer among those who visit it!

Different Decoration Methods for Different Areas

calabash-shaped gourd lights hung in the garden

Foundation/Path/Steps/Network of Pots

Decorate the foundation of your garden with flowers, match up your pots to change things out seasonally; this is an easy way to add some colour and style!

Shrubs/Low-Growing Structures

Trim shrubbery is a great way to decorate the inside or outside of your yard. Low-growing plants can act as natural barriers or dividers between different areas, and they're easy to maintain!

Pedestal/Flat Garden Stools

You can place these in any area where you'd like to sit or give an elevated feel. They look beautiful with flowers planted atop them; pedestals can be placed anywhere.


Structures can take the form of gazebos, pergolas, summerhouses, and more! Add some lumens lighting to your yard with hanging lanterns or chandeliers to turn your yard into an evening oasis.

What to Place in Your Garden to Add More Color

lit lantern placed above a flower bed

Upright Foliage Plants

Smaller shrubs are, of course, a great way to add some colour. Some accessible structures to use include hydrangeas and forsythia bushes.


Grow smaller vines up trellises or arbors for an added element of height and depth. Small climbers such as wisteria can be a pretty

There are tons of upright foliage plants that can be planted just about anywhere to add some height and structure to your garden. These include holly, hibiscus, lavender, delphiniums, dahlias, foxgloves, bougainvillea/Natal plums/etc., thistle, etc.

Climbing Plants

These add a lot of height and can be worked into almost any design. Some examples include climbing roses, passion flowers, clematis, ivy, or sweet pea.

Garden Lights

Lanterns, lighted spheres, and chandeliers are great additions to any garden! They provide a nice glow in both the evening and morning. You can also add solar lights like outdoor bright solar lights and fairy lights for a softer and more whimsical look.

Ground Cover/Low Growing Structures

Small flowers that cover the ground are perfect for any space- they're low maintenance and add something special to your garden. Some small examples include violets, primroses, pansies, etc.

Low-Growing Plants/Ground Cover

These small plants are great for adding texture to your garden without taking up too much space. Some great examples include thyme, oregano, marjoram, aloe vera, mini cacti, lavender, etc.

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