Amazing 19+ Outdoor Living Corner Designs For a Happy Weekend


Beautiful gardens appeal to our senses. The colors and the huge variety of design combinations, smells, tastes, sounds of birds and insects attracted to the plants and different textures.

Take a walk around your neighborhood and notice the gardens that catch your eye or the next time you visit a friend’s garden, be observant and listen to what you love about it. No doubt they will apply some design principles and elements that apply whether they are used in art, graphics, building, interior design or garden design.


Simple concepts can make a HUGE difference in enjoying your garden space and especially when it’s a micro garden. Designers use these principles all over the world to make spaces truly stand out and visually beautiful. Less really can be more if you know how.

An elegant terracotta pot is used as a focal point with purple and white petunias. Understated beauty and a simple garden function.483Save
An elegant terracotta pot is used as a focal point with purple and white flowers. Understated beauty and a simple garden function.


1. Add flowers or flowering plants
Splashes of color break up green, providing variety, contrast and focal points. Try sowing both annual and perennial flowers. for example cosmos, hydrangeas, sunflowers and marigolds.

However, you don’t have to specifically plant flowers. A wide variety of herbs and vegetables also have beautiful flowers. These include: chives (purple), spring onions (white), dill (yellow), thyme (light pink to purple), basil (white or purple), pineapple sage (red), rosemary (purple), arugula (white), as well as all flowering vegetables and fruits.