Are you looking for design ideas that will help to take your courtyard to the next level? Everlast Services have all the tips and tricks you need to turn your courtyard into an oasis, no matter how big or small it may be.
Courtyards are wonderful spaces; they allow you to fully appreciate your yard and provide the perfect venue to have your morning coffee while soaking up the winter sunshine or enjoy an alfresco dinner in the warmer summer months.
But coming up with the perfect design for your courtyard that matches your home’s aesthetic and fits the limited space can be a challenge. Luckily for you, we have a lot of experience designing courtyards and so we know all the best tips and tricks that will help you to turn it into the paradise you’ve been dreaming of.
Courtyard Design Ideas
One of the biggest problems people face when it comes to decorating their courtyard is that the limited space means the area quickly becomes cluttered and messy which is not only visually unpleasant, it also reduces its functionality because it becomes difficult to navigate without bumping into something.
Try paring back the space or ‘editing’ it by reducing clutter. The best way to do this is to completely strip it bare then add the essential functional elements and furniture, like a table and chairs. Finally, add a few decorative pieces – but try to not go too overboard, otherwise you’ll undo all your hard work.
Additionally, if you’re working with a small space and want to create an illusion of it being bigger, try adding a large decorative outdoor mirror that will reflect light and make an otherwise cramped space feel a lot larger.
Make a Statement
If you want to add some extra greenery to your courtyard try adding large pots with luscious trees and plants in clusters around your courtyard. Not only will they add a sense of serenity to the space, using plants of various sizes and placing them strategically around your courtyard can also help to increase your privacy from nosy neighbours.
Planter stands are also a great way of adding greenery at multiple levels, creating a beautifully lush and interesting space.
Maximise on Space with a Vertical Garden
If you’re trying to jazz up your courtyard but don’t have the space to be able to have pot plants strewn everywhere, a vertical garden is a great way of adding greenery without taking up too much valuable floor space. Vertical gardens can be a truly show-stopping element of any courtyard, adding texture and colour to a surface that would otherwise be left bare. They can also help to give your compact courtyard and expanded sense of space.
Add a Water Feature
Water features can add another element of texture and interest to your courtyard. Additionally, the constant sound of running water can help to create a relaxing and soothing ambience; it will feel like you’re stepping into a spa every time you step out into your courtyard.
Create Ambience with Lighting
Adding lighting to your courtyard not only provides a practical element of enabling you to enjoy your courtyard at all times of the day, it can also help to create a truly magical ambience.
If you have garden beds, in your courtyard or on your courtyard’s perimeter, try installing dramatic uplighting. Fairy lights are also a sure-fire way of adding an element of whimsy to your courtyard, especially if you hang them along your fence or in a close-by tree.
Paint Some Wall Art
If your courtyard is enclosed with a plain brick wall, why not turn it into an artistic feature? If you have an artistic flare you can do this yourself. Otherwise, you can commission a local artist to make your space truly unique and special. This is particularly ideal for more modern and colourful homes and is a great way of expressing your individual style.
If you want to add a courtyard, or your existing courtyard is in serious need of attention, we can help. Whether you’re after a cut, quaint space with lush greenery or an expansive and modern design, we can help.