Whitney Leigh Morris, the blogger and designer extraordinaire of Tiny Canal Cottage, knows a thing or two about small space decorating—and gardening. After all, she and her family live in a Venice Beach home that measures 362 square feet and has not one, but three outdoor areas. When Morris moved into the cottage in 2011, the outdoor spaces were little more than a few cement pavers and some patchy grass, but now the garden is a lush, cozy dream space. The transformation is truly jaw-dropping.
Morris updates the garden regularly depending on her needs, and always maximizes the small space to fit a variety of functions, whether it’s a play room for her son West, a dining room to host friends and family, or a relaxed home office. Here, she shares her top tips for designing a functional, yet totally gorgeous garden, no matter how tiny your outdoor space is.