Interior Design Experts Reveal How to Maximise Your Small Garden Space

After a blustery winter, many of us will be dreaming of the longer days, brighter evenings, and warmer weather that’s just around the corner. 

In fact, it’s reported that Google searches for ‘garden’ begin to grow from the 19th of February and will peak in May. As we approach this budding trend, many of us will turn our attention to our outdoor spaces, in hopes of a refresh ahead of spring.


With this in mind, Graham and Green owners and interior design experts, Jamie and Lou Graham, reveal their top tips for maximising your small garden space. 

The pair comment, 

“As the days gradually lengthen and we inch closer to spring, our thoughts turn to rejuvenating our outdoor spaces, particularly smaller gardens, which can be transformed into personal sanctuaries with a few thoughtful additions.”

Creating the illusion of a bigger outdoor space

When looking at ways of expanding your outdoor space, Jamie and Lou suggest a garden mirror might be a simple way of enhancing the illusion of more space.

“The strategic placement of an outdoor mirror serves as an excellent tactic in creating the illusion of a bigger garden, and when carefully placed, can reflect natural light and illuminate your outdoor space.”

“For larger mirrors, consider propping up in areas with lots of natural light, to reflect across your garden. Likewise, position your mirror on the opposite side of a focal point, such as flower beds, or seating area to expand the perception of that space.”


“For more compact mirrors, consider mounting at eye level onto fences or brick walls to add dimension to your outdoor area.”

Tips for maximising your outdoor space

According to the experts, the key to maximising your garden space is by adding these few simple touches.

Jamie and Lou comment,

“Each of these products not only maximises the functionality of small garden spaces but also enhances their aesthetic appeal, making your outdoor area an extension of your home’s interior design. With the right pieces, even the smallest balconies and gardens can become a haven for relaxation and entertainment ahead of spring.”

Printed seat pads

“For those looking to maximise the charm and utility of compact outdoor areas, printed seat pads are a perfect start. 


Adorned with vibrant prints ranging from colourful florals to striking stripes and botanical designs, seat pads not only add comfort to benches and window seats but also inject a splash of colour and personality into a space.”

Fire pits and outdoor log burners

“And if you’re planning on hosting this spring, regardless of size, no garden space is complete without a focal point for gathering. Fire pits and outdoor log burners serve multi-purposes – providing warmth on cooler evenings and functioning as a stylish pizza oven, firepit BBQ or wood store. 

An ideal centrepiece for entertaining, these items extend the usability of your outdoor space into the evening and cooler seasons.”

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