Small Backyard Ideas – Do you love to hang out in the backyard, sipping on some ice cold sweet tea, and enjoying the weather! I love that my backyard feels like an outdoor oasis, it can really relax me after a long day at work!
No, you won’t be building an Olympic-sized swimming pool back there, but your small backyard can still be an oasis for your plants, your friends, and your mind. We’re going to take a look at several small backyard ideas that can transform your cozy yard for maximum use and enjoyment. Here are 30 awesome ideas that will transform your backyard into a comfortable, functional and impressive space for outdoor entertaining. Scroll down and get inspired!
- 1 Side Gardening
- 2 The Skinny Pool
- 3 Decorate A Small Outdoor Living Room
- 4 Set Up A Small Backyard Fountain
- 5 Mosaic Pathway
- 6 Build A Pallet Flower Display
- 7 Corner Case
- 8 Small Urban Patio
- 9 Built-In Backyard Bar
- 10 No Mow Yard Work
- 11 Family-Friendly Backyard Design
- 12 Classic Symmetry
- 13 Screen Talent
- 14 Asymmetrical Decking
- 15 New Heights
- 16 Murphy Bar Set
- 17 Plant Vertically
- 18 Expand Space With A Mirror
- 19 Simple Diy Fire Pit
- 20 Think Diagonally
- 21 Diy Hammock
- 22 Pallet Patio
- 23 Wall Accent
- 24 Create A Tiered Yard
- 25 Mason Jar Lanterns
- 26 Courtesy Of The Micro Gardener
- 27 Arbour And Swing Set
- 28 Bricked
- 29 Interesting Circle
- 30 Playfull Yard
Line your fencing with side gardens and leave the centre of your yard open. This format will create the illusion of space.
The Skinny Pool
Who says swimming pools are limited to large backyards? A narrow lap pool is a great addition to a small backyard.
Decorate A Small Outdoor Living Room
Outdoor living rooms are in! Even a petite patio can be converted into a comfy space with some strategically placed chairs and planters. And don’t forget the outdoor string lights!
Set Up A Small Backyard Fountain
Incorporate a small water feature for big impact. This rustic fountain consists of stacked wooden barrels to utilize the vertical space.
Introduce colour and shape into your backyard with a detailed mosaic pathway.
Build A Pallet Flower Display
Paint an old pallet and show off your favorite flowers near your front door or in a corner of your garden. The vertical display takes up very little space, and you can change out the flowers or decor with each season to keep things fresh!
With the clever placement of garden accents, even characterless corners of the backyard can offer style without subtracting additional space.
Small Urban Patio
Tables and chairs fold up and can be stored away as needed.
Built-In Backyard Bar
A floating shelf holds plants or drinks.
No Mow Yard Work
The elegant enclosure happily trades the traditional lawn for gravel bounded by a modern black fence.
Family-Friendly Backyard Design
Create room to play by keeping furniture minimal on a backyard deck.
You can never go wrong with the classic symmetrical garden plan.
The combination of a patterned privacy screen and wooden slat fence keeps out unwanted eyes, while providing an elegant backdrop for long summer nights.
A long and narrow backyard is ideal for the non-conformist asymmetrical deck plan. Create a nook, install strategic lights, and plant as you go along the length of your backyard.
Murphy Bar Set
Instead of planting horizontally, plant vertically! Use a wood trellis, tin cans, and IKEA pot hangers to recreate this look.
Expand Space With A Mirror
Simple Diy Fire Pit
Create A Tiered Yard
Mason Jar Lanterns
Courtesy Of The Micro Gardener
Plant your herbs in a spiral to fully utilize all the space you have.