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30 Amazing Simple From Small Garden Ideas

If you’re anything like us, you know that it’s not just the inside that counts—when it comes to houses, that is! Accenting your home with natural elements, from flora and fauna to stonework and water features, makes for an instantly inviting space for guests (and not to mention a restful retreat for you!).

Let these outdoor design ideas for shrubbery, walkways, and more inspire you to create your own beautiful backyard garden or front lawn oasis.

Garden Ideas For Slopes

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Topiaries are a staple of New England landscaping. They’re especially fitting in this colorful garden belonging to the president of One Kings Lane, as the shrub graces the brand’s logo.

Garden Ideas On A Budget

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Leave it to Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame to design such a stunning walkway for her garden. The vine-covered arbor overhead gives the outdoor space an ethereal feel.

Garden Ideas Pebbles

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Landscaping doesn’t have to break the bank. Give old items a second life as garden structures or planters like Organized Clutter did with this bicycle in her self-described “junk garden.”

Garden Ideas Home Depot

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For this Wyoming home, the JLF Design Build architects utilized an ancient aquifer to add truly remarkable water features.

Garden Ideas Under Trees

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Flower beds bursting with a variety of textures and colors adds interest to this rustic barn-turned-guest house, while hanging flower pots anchor the porch.

Garden And Yard Ideas

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Lavender is practically indestructible, comes in beautiful hues, and is deer-resistant.

Garden Ideas For Toddlers

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Sweet autumn clematis climbs over the top of this country garden gate seen on Bumblebee blog.

Garden Ideas Around A Tree

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A glass-encased potting shed is nestled in this charming backyard garden.

Garden Ideas Seating Area

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The lush garden of this Napa Valley country cottage features lavender, rosemary, irises, and fruit trees.

Garden Ideas To Make

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Fragrant blooms climb over a garden trellis and line the pathways of this charming country cottage garden.

Garden Ideas Landscaping

Garden Ideas Landscaping

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No room for a garden plot? No problem. This blogger’s container garden allows flowers to soak up the sun on top, while storage for tools and accessories can be found down below.

Garden Edging Ideas Pictures

Garden Edging Ideas Pictures

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Green up your patio or deck with oversized terracotta or plastic planters overflowing with anything from tomatoes to wildflowers. (The lush lineup here creates a pretty privacy wall!)

Garden Layout Ideas

Garden Layout Ideas

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Not only does this DIY take up less surface area than multiple pots would, but it can also serve as a privacy fence for nosy neighbors.

Garden Ideas Decoration

Garden Ideas Decoration

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If you don’t have space on the ground for the garden of your dreams, use porch ceilings to display your plant babies in hanging baskets.

Garden Ideas At Home

Garden Ideas At Home

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By obscuring parts of the yard, a curved ivy fence can visually enlarge it. “You can’t see the entire garden from any one vantage. You’re unsure where it ends, so it seems bigger than it is,” says landscape designer Louis Raymond. ”

Garden Layout Ideas

Garden Layout Ideas

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Eye-catching as well as edible, herbs bunched together on a table transforms a small patch of porch into hardworking acreage. Burgundy coleus in a timeworn metal tub provides a colorful counterpoint.

Garden Ideas At Home

Garden Ideas At Home

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Laid flat on the ground, a pallet’s segmented rows are perfect for planting everything your kitchen needs, side by side. (Just check that your pallet is safe for food first!)

Garden Ideas Vegetables

Garden Ideas Vegetables

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Lean louvers (old or new) against an exterior wall and fill slots with hearty plants such as succulents or mosses. Succulents are nearly indestructible, but can get scorched in direct sunlight, so put them on the shady side of your home.

Garden Ideas Decoration

Garden Ideas Decoration

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To create contrast with terracotta pots, transform inexpensive galvanized-steel washtubs into planters. This long, low oval version, with drainage holes poked in the bottom, shows off a basil crop.

Garden Ideas Small

Garden Ideas Small

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Attach clay pots to a pallet with nails and stainless steel cable ties for a living art display that keeps your rosemary and basil at the ready. Space out the pots so your plants have room to grow.

Garden Lighting Ideas

Garden Lighting Ideas

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At a restored country farmhouse in the southwest region of France, pea gravel defines an inviting spot for alfresco meals on the terrace, which is surrounded by boxwood, lavender, and cypress. The wicker dining chairs are vintage.

Garden Ideas Paving

Garden Ideas Paving

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On the same property, a medieval pigeonnier includes boxwood, European wild ginger and impatiens.

Garden Ideas Easy

Garden Ideas Easy

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The manicured lawn of a stone cottage in southwest France belonging to Los Angeles-based designer Kathryn M. Ireland.

Garden Ideas For Small Space

Garden Ideas For Small Space

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The lush garden of a Provence farmhouse belonging to Atlanta-based designer Ginny Magher.

Garden Ideas Easy

Garden Ideas Easy

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On the same property in Provence, a stone wall with a wrought-iron gate leads to more greenery.

Garden Ideas Modern

Garden Ideas Modern

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Outside of a charming villa on the French Riviera, agapanthus and plumbago flowers encircle the garden dining area; beyond are orange, pomegranate, lemon, and cypress trees. Custom table. Cushions in C&C Milano fabric. Antique French fountain.

Garden Ideas On The Cheap

Garden Ideas On The Cheap

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An enchanting garden in the Camargue countryside in the South of France belonging to Jean-Loup Dirand.

Garden Ideas Modern

Garden Ideas Modern

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In the same garden, a whimsical fence is covered in ivy.

Garden Ideas For Small Space

Garden Ideas For Small Space

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In front of his house, Monet devised an ordered framework on which to overlay a flower garden replete with both familiar and rare plants.

Garden Ideas On The Cheap

Garden Ideas On The Cheap

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The pathways and beds that inspired Monet emphasize symmetry and perspective.

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