Decking Ideas for Small Gardens

Decking can transform a small garden. Many homeowners with small gardens are put off by decking as they don’t know how to make it work. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can make decking look amazing in your small garden. 

In this blog, we will be sharing our favourite decking ideas for small gardens. Let’s get inspired.

Make the most of your garden’s vertical space

A small section of decking can look a little lost, but extending your decking up a wall of your garden will help to incorporate it into your space. Or, you can forgo ground decking entirely and go for vertical decking along the length of your garden. It also serves as an optical illusion, making your garden appear larger.

Use mirrors to your advantage 

As decking ideas for small gardens go, this is quite an obvious one. But, if you want to make your garden look bigger, installing mirrors beside your deck can make a huge difference.

Your decking can double as seating

You may have a small garden, but you still want to be able to sit outside and enjoy it. Use decking to create seating, whether it’s a bench around a tree trunk or a few squares of decking to perch on. Rather than trying to arrange separate chairs onto your decking, this will make your space more polished and less cluttered.

Use potted plants and flowers

Decorating your decking with foliage can detract from a small deck and help to make the line between your lawn and your deck less dramatic. High plants are particularly great for small gardens with decks.

Light coloured decking is best

Although dark wood can look amazing, if you have a small garden then opt for light coloured decking to make your space look larger and brighter. Speaking of light, if your garden doesn’t get a lot of sun, this could be making it feel more cramped than it is. Invest in some outdoor lighting to brighten up your deck.

We hope you have found our decking ideas for small gardens useful. For more inspiration, look out for photographs or pictures of small gardens with beautiful decks. 

And, if you need any help with landscaping, don’t hesitate to get in touch with City Gardens.

Posted on September 23rd 2019

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