While a straight and narrow patio might limit your landscape designs, we’re here to prove to you that it only takes a few twists and turns to turn that small and narrow patio into a charming outdoor space you’d love to spend your whole day in.
A Circular Pattern
While we are oriented to think in straight lines when dealing with small confined areas to design, incorporating circular patterns to a straight and narrow space may actually do wonders for your patio. Instead of focusing the eyes on the narrowness of your space, the circular shape lends a wider foot area to the space than it actually is.
Pots, pots and more pots
Given the limited space, having a flower bed may be too space-consuming. But before you swear off flowers for your narrow space, pots can be great alternatives to a flowerbed. By limiting the space a plant occupies, you can have a variety of blooms without eating up too much space. You can even display your floral pots in a shelf and have a blooming privacy wall, too!
Snug and Cozy
Instead of thinking of your space as straight and narrow, why not convert it into a snug and cozy place? Do this by putting comfortable chairs with inviting pillows and a tea table waiting for your tête-à-tête sessions with friends and loved ones. For a doubly functional seat, consider those which also pose as storage boxes for your pillows and trinkets so that when the rainy days come, your outdoor stuff can easily be stored and kept dry.
Extend that Lawn
If you prefer to keep a lawn for your outdoors, consider extending a section of that lawn vertically if you have the space. This creates continuity which in turn creates an illusion that your lawn space is actually bigger. It also helps in breaking the frame that defines the narrowness of your space. Plant some aerial blooms or ones that grow best in a vertical position and get living décor for your outdoors, too!