15. Create a focal point. As with adding character, a focal point takes attention off the size of the space. Arthur likes to use water features. He's even added a single large planter right in the center of a small backyard to draw the eye into the center and push the walls away. "It's a trick of the eye," he says.

15. Create a focal point. As with adding character, a focal point takes attention off the size of the space. Arthur likes to use water features. He's even added a single large planter right in the center of a small backyard to draw the eye into the center and push the walls away. "It's a trick of the eye," he says.

sawn grey sandstone paving raised rendered beds hardwood screen painted stone fence london small garden design (3)

sawn grey sandstone paving raised rendered beds hardwood screen painted stone fence london small garden design (3)

A brick paver patio can be a perfect compliment to an already existing deck.  Who says that you need to stick with just one medium for your outdoor space?!?

A brick paver patio can be a perfect compliment to an already existing deck. Who says that you need to stick with just one medium for your outdoor space?!?

Rectangular repetition ...I love this space. It reminds me of an outdoor area in a museum. :)

Rectangular repetition ...I love this space. It reminds me of an outdoor area in a museum. :)

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