If you’re thinking of selling your home, it could be time for a garden renovation! A well-presented garden can add a whopping 20% to the value of your property, with 70% of home buyers agreeing that they’d pay more for a home with a nice outdoor space.

This is true regardless of size, with even small gardens helping bump up property prices. The right home improvement now can not only increase energy efficiency now, but also help increase house value in the years to come. Having said that, you’ll be far likelier to sell if your little area can be made to look bigger, and we’ve got just the tips to help.

Don’t Underestimate Flower Pots

Flower pots or planters may not seem like the most stylish way to decorate your garden, but they’re a lifesaver in a small space. Adding greenery and plant life is an instant way to lift the look of your garden and add interest. When you don’t have the space for flower beds, trees, and hedges, flower pots are an easy way to bring life.

Hanging baskets are a smart solution for very tiny spaces. When you have more room, cluster your standing flower pots together to create a more obvious effect. There’s no excuse for a garden with no greenery!


If you are looking for a solution to extend your existing living space into your garden, a pergola can be a great option. With their temporary nature and ability to create the illusion of extra space, pergolas can be a valuable addition to your garden space.

Typically made of wood, aluminium or metal, pergolas can be a great way to enhance the appearance and functionality of your outdoor space. By creating a defined area for outdoor living, pergolas can give the illusion of extra space, which can be a real selling point if you are looking to sell your house.

Another benefit that is sometimes overlooked by homeowners is that because they are temporary structures that can be taken down and moved. This means that if you invest in a pergola for your garden, you can enjoy the benefits of outdoor living while you are in your current home, and then take your pergola with you when you move.

Selling a home is never an easy task,

but it can be made a lot easier if

you have a lovely garden to show off!

 - Kelly Edwards

Use Your Garden’s Height

Make the most of every surface available in your garden, including your walls and fences. Creeper and trailer plants, like Ivy and Star Jasmine, are wonderful for adding more plants without taking up ground space. Or, create a hanging garden by nailing wooden boxes to your wall and filling them with plants.

You can also adorn your walls with decors, such as mirrors and lamps, to add a splash of character. If you prefer to leave your walls bare but still want to add interest, why not try paint? Creating a striped fence or turning your wall a gorgeous shade of pink could be just what your small garden needs to attract some attention.

Embrace Variety When Planting

Many people think that a small garden requires small plants, but this isn’t true. In fact, it’s only likely to emphasize the lack of room you have. Focus on adding a wide variety of plants in different shapes and sizes, and don’t be scared of height. A multi-stemmed tree will add plenty of interest and make your garden seem larger than it is, and the thinner, multiple stems allow you to see through to the rest of the space without obstructing the view. You can also add bushes and wider plants, but avoid anything too dense.

Create Multiple Areas

No matter the size of your garden, you can always compartmentalise. On the tiniest of patios, you can still have one side focusing on flowers and the other side on seating; there are no excuses!

By splitting your garden into multiple spaces, you show potential buyers that it has plenty of functionality. Add a corner for a table and chairs - or just a chair, if you’re really limited - as well as a patch of open space and an area for plant life, like your flower pots or a small vegetable patch. Just be sure to keep each space limited to a few items and a small area to avoid cluttering your space.

Add Layers to Your Garden

Layers can go a long way to making your garden feel larger than it is. Raised beds used alongside ground-level beds add depth and height, creating the illusion of more space, and it’ll look as though there are more plants than there really are. A raised walkway is another smart choice for little gardens and makes for a wonderful piece of landscaping.

Tempt Wildlife

Bringing wildlife into your space is bound to make it feel more welcoming, regardless of size! Of course, it’s not guaranteed that a potential buyer will be shown around just as a butterfly or bird appears, but the items you need to attract animals give the illusion of wildlife. You’re creating the idea of a living, breathing garden, even in the tiniest of spaces.

Add a birdhouse and feeder to your wall, or keep a wooden bee hotel somewhere in sight (and help save the bees, too!). Even a small bird bath can create a more welcoming feel in an outdoor space.

Selling a home is never an easy task, but it can be made a lot easier if you have a lovely garden to show off! Hopefully, this article has given you plenty of inspiration to turn your small place into a sellable haven. Just remember to plan carefully and never underestimate the power of beautiful garden furniture.