Landscaping ideas for small gardensJonathan Staude
Are you considering a new lease of life for your small garden, but you’re unsure how to go about it? Log Cabins Lakeland has built countless small garden lodges over the years, all perfectly designed to suit a more compact garden. But just how do you choose a small garden lodge that won’t dwarf your flowerbeds? And what clever design tips can you follow to make the most of your space?
Here are some of our favourite small garden layout ideas, to give you some inspiration.
Small garden layout ideas from Log Cabins Lakeland
Utilise unused space with a practical garden log cabin
If you feel unenthused with your garden, it may be that you’re struggling to find a useful way to enjoy the space you have available. Even the tiniest of courtyards can be turned into a practical outdoor space if given the right treatment.
A clever way to build a useful storage facility in your backyard would be to install a small, quirky garden shed. There are many designs of garden shed on the market, and they can even be made into a striking feature. A small garden shed will provide space to store your garden tools, bicycles and other outdoor equipment. This will help to keep your small garden tidy.
The quirky designs of our small garden sheds will certainly become a talking point in your backyard. Log Cabins Lakeland has many unusual wooden sheds that make use of irregular window panels, dual heights and intricate panelling.
You could also opt for a small garden lodge or summerhouse that will give you plenty of space to enjoy your garden in all weather. This type of garden building is often filled with comfortable furniture, boldly coloured cushions and potted plants. This sort of arrangement helps to blend the indoors and outdoors perfectly, for a harmonious small garden layout.
Create the illusion of space with a stairway to new levels
If you have a natural slope in your garden, make use of this by creating dual levels. You could even build flowerbeds and a retaining wall to facilitate this.
Building steps in your small garden will help make the most of the space you have available. The steps can be decorated with potted plants and garden ornaments. The additional level will create an ideal area for sunbathing, or sitting to enjoy a meal outdoors. You could even plant some herbs and vegetables, creating a practical allotment you can use time and again.
Use pots and planters to infuse pretty pops of colour
If your small garden doesn’t have a lawn or any natural foliage, you can create beautiful pops of colour by planting your favourite plants and flowers in unusual garden pots. Using pots of different heights and sizes will help to create some interest. You could even include some hanging baskets with pretty flowers or trailing ivy, which will look beautiful framing the doorway of your small garden log cabin.
If you work from home a great deal and you have a small garden office shed, use the construction as a framework for your potted plants and hanging baskets. Another idea for making the most of your small garden layout would be to grow trailing plants up a fence or garden wall, add a stone walkway and separate zones with sharp lines to create the illusion of space.
Make a feature of pretty plants and shrubbery with clever lighting
As with all small spaces, a small garden will benefit from clever lighting to brighten up dark corners. Tuck lanterns into your flowerbeds, hang fairy lights from your small garden log cabin and use statement uplights to cast a glow over your backyard during the evening.
A clever use of garden lighting will make your space appear lighter and brighter.
Interested in any of our small garden layout ideas? Contact Log Cabins Lakeland on: 01931 712 044, to discuss what type of small garden log cabins would be most suitable for your space. We offer a nationwide delivery service, with most areas covered for FREE. Also, find out about our installation package. We can deliver, unpack and install your small garden lodge for you.