8 Outdoor Spaces That Will Inspire Your Own Small Space Oasis

Small space? No problem. No space? No problem. Balcony? Yup, we can do that. If you’re like most of us here at Glitter Guide, you aren’t currently residing on acres and acres of sprawling green grass. In fact, you might not even have grass at all. If you live in an apartment, or are limited with your outdoor space, there are still a bunch of things you can do to turn that space into the ultimate oasis. Bringing in a bunch of plants is a game changer for smaller outdoor spaces, and these nine do it right.

Here are a few tips for making the most of your space:

  • Add potted plants: If you don’t have a space for a garden, bring the garden to you with as many potted plants as you can stand in your space.
  • Go high: If you’re limited on space, but love greenery, go for tall potted bushes or trees to maximize the impact with less actual clutter.
  • Go as high as you possibly can: Even better, if you have space to hang plants, you can create a lush oasis by hanging a large amount of ferns.
  • Plant for your climate: Worried about the water bill or the dry heat? Potted cacti and succulents make an equally lovely statement as their leafy counterparts.

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Check out these spaces for more interior styling ideas: 10 Spaces For Endless Summer Décor Inspiration and 7 Bathrooms That Will Make You Want To Go Pink.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram