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Designing for Courtyards

Many homeowners would invest so much time and money to create a beautiful courtyard. This is because courtyards create and atmosphere of sophistication as well as sense of serenity. If you want to create a courtyard within your home then you might as well consider reading further to learn the tricks of designing courtyards:

landscaping ideas

Some good elements to use are small trees with tall trunks, tall pots, pots on stands, groups of pots, trellis works, and decor. Creating beds next to walls, filling them with the same vines as the walls, and placing a few tall specimen plants or trees also has a nice dramatic framework effect with a lot of depth.

The color of your walls also makes a big difference in the depth, atmosphere, and mood of the courtyard garden. Bright and light colors have a closer closed in feel while darker colors add more depth and a sense of more space and distance.

Wall decor, wrought iron wall decor, clay ornaments, and wall fountains are also some good elements for effectively using vertical space in small closed in gardens. When using elements like this, pay special attention to the principles of unity, simplicity, and repetition. Stay consistent. Using more and varied objects can start to look very cluttered.

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