Small space hacks
Make the most of your outdoors with Cuprinol’s clever ideas for an intimate outside spot
Colour works In Blighty we’re not blessed with the best weather, but painting with bold, bright colours will ensure you create an inviting space all year round. This is an especially good idea if you don’t have a lawn that naturally adds a hint of colour. Paint fencing, decking, patio sets and pots in eye-catching, coordinating shades – in a small spot, you can afford to be daring.
Plant smart Always plant for your space and think about scale and size. If your area is on the small side then avoid vigorous plants that require lots of pruning, cutting back and shaping. Fern plants are fantastically low maintenance and are perfect for injecting a hint of green. Use block-coloured pots to make them really stand out against the foliage.
look up Small spaces are a challenge, both indoors and outside. It’s all about cleverly maximising the room you have – look up and think vertically! Hanging chairs can be stored when they’re not used, making your garden more functional. Choose furniture that can double as storage, such as a garden bench, and keep the floor clear by putting up shelves – they’re not just for indoors.