Whether you’re desperately trying to keep potted plants alive or you want to try your hand at creating an edible garden, you have to admit that the idea of keeping your own garden sounds kind of great. However, unless you’re lucky enough to have enough space to grow your own veggies, living small can seriously cramp your garden-growin’ dreams. It can be super satisfying to harvest your own mint for mojitos, but that can be hard to accomplish with a teeny yard or apartment patio. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of tiny outdoor garden decor ideas for small spaces of every kind. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to style a garden no matter how much dirt you have to play with. Scroll on to see how we’d style the small-space garden for the boho-chic gardener, the minimalist and the preppy green thumb.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC GARDEN
Form and function live in harmony in the boho-chic garden. Make up for a lack of space by taking your plants vertical with a gold plant ladder and hanging glass terrariums. If you don’t have room for a wicker throne, hang a mini swing from your porch. Make sure you bring in plenty of metallics via copper pots, copper garden accessories and a gold side table.
B. Pila Pick Me Up Swinging Bench ($859), Dot & Bo Dusted Sunset Outdoor Pillow ($45), Master Craft Copper Watering Can ($35), Arteriors Paisley Container ($120), Alchemade Copper Garden Fork ($40), Safavieh Modern Hexagon Garden Stool ($139), CB2 Isla Planters ($80), Oliver Bonas Hanging Gold & Glass Terrarium ($50), Dot & Bo Serenity Garden Statue ($66), Ferm Living Curry Rectangle Plant Wall ($55), Convivial Production Riveted Planter ($42), Grandin Road Phoebe Chair ($450)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST GARDEN
If you barely have enough space for a chair and a rug, fill the rest of the yard with low-maintenance plants to create a garden that is constantly changing. Use a small wire shelf to store your potted plants and take your gardening skills vertical with this plant mobile. Set up a woven tray and a couple candle lanterns and you’re set for a summer of relaxing evenings outside.
H&M Small Metal Lantern ($18), Terrain Open Weave All Weather Wicker Side Chair ($348), West Elm Geometric Metal Hanging Planter ($89), Oliver Bonas Peak Mirrored Base Terrarium ($43), Oliver Bonas Light Blue Grid Two Shelf Storage Unit ($102), West Elm Iris Planter and Chevron Stand ($99+), H&M Jute Rug ($30), H&M Round Straw Tray ($25), H&M Wooden Plant Pot ($15), Consort Big René Planter ($65)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY GARDEN
Cozy up a tiny yard with a giant umbrella and create your own slice of tropical heaven with a chair shaped like a cactus. If you have limited ground space, use an elevated plant stand and plenty of gold pots to DIY a faux garden. A step stool comes in handy as an extra seat or as a stand for more potted plants. No green thumb? Fake the coolest garden ever with a patch of neon lucite cacti.
Safavieh Elsa Fashion 9′ Umbrella ($622), Love & Victory Cactus ($40), West Elm Seersucker Stripe Picnic Throw ($49), Terrain Floral Shears ($34), Ferm Living Blue Plant Box ($300), Bloomingville Round Pot Planter ($30), Serena & Lily Teak Step Stool ($128), Charlotte Winter Throw Pillow ($20), Crate & Barrel Crosby Teak Wood Lanterns ($70), H&M Small Metal Pot ($13), Oliver Bonas Green Cactus Chair ($93)
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