By Paul Auguste. Garden Patio. Published at Monday, May 07th, 2018 - 11:18:34 AM.
Include furniture in your courtyard garden to provide a comfy place to enjoy the atmosphere. Because a courtyard lacks a ceiling, it often seems larger than it is, which can easily lead you to choose furnishings that overpower the space. Some courtyards are large enough to hold a dining table and chairs; others can fit only a bistro set. The smallest courtyards may work best with just a bench.
As the leaves start to change color, you may find yourself reminiscing about the hours of enjoyment spent outside on your deck. While warm-weather gatherings and summer barbecues are a favorite pastime of the season, the combination of foot traffic, food spills and weather can take its toll on any deck.
Pools and waterfalls are major items, but if you have a smaller space or budget, you can still add water. A small re-circulating fountain (this could even be a DIY project) can be placed in the middle of an outdoor room or in one corner.
Make a small courtyard seem larger by including mirrors. A wall mirror can effectively double the perceived depth of a narrow courtyard garden. Or consider using a series of mirrors along a wall to mimic windows.
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