9 Optical Tricks That Really Make Your Small Backyard Look Bigger
Australia is booming! But as our population grows, our property sizes are shrinking. Say goodbye to the big Aussie block – in its place are subdivisions, townhouses and apartments with petite balconies.
Our gardens are getting smaller, but that doesn’t have to feel like such a big loss.
In fact, with a few clever visual tricks, your backyard can feel spacious and cosy even when it’s actually teeny tiny. And as a bonus, its small size means way less work.
So what are these simple optical illusions that will transform your little backyard into a seemingly grand affair?
Check it out:
1. Create space with zoning
It sounds a bit counterproductive to squish a whole bunch of different sections into your garden.
But zoning really works!
How? By creating individual nooks that give your garden plenty more mystery and call for exploration.
Break up your backyard into different areas using planters, small walls, or even just alternative ground surfaces (pavers, decking, gravel and artificial grass, to name just a few).
2. Multilayer your garden with different levels
Bring levels into your garden to interrupt the space.
You could install a raised garden bed or retaining wall, sink a patio, or elevate a timber deck.