Courtyard is the great way to show intimacy in your garden. Courtyards are generally defined by a boundary wall around the courtyard. There is much more you can do in your yard. You can add warmth to your yard by adding features in it. Courtyard can be a place where you can enjoy your evening after a tired day. Blooming flowers fragrance, blowing wind, plants beauty and outdoor furniture give you a place to enjoy the evening.

Courtyards are wonderful place to create space for sitting and relaxation. Depending on the size of courtyard you can include seating area in the courtyard. Add plants, planters, sculptures, benches and lighting in your yard. Take advantage of space in courtyard, you can add a dining table for sitting. Place a fountain in the centre of large courtyard and dining area in it. Flowering vines can be added here for colorful courtyard. Select perfect light for courtyard plants and lights along with border or hanging lights near the plants which may help you to create an inviting atmosphere in your courtyard.

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Courtyard can be in interior of house or in exterior of house. Planning a courtyard design is as important as the decoration of courtyard. Before Designing courtyard consider how the courtyard is to be used. You may want to enjoy your meal in courtyard with your friends. A courtyard can be a favorite place for kids play area. Kids may enjoy indoor and outdoor games here. They may enjoy a sunny day in winters with their friends.

Generally, courtyards are designed like a garden the major difference is the walls of courtyard. The vertical spaces also need to be decorated with vines; water fall or it may be wall cladding. Wall art can also make your yard more inviting.

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Some good elements to use for decoration are small plants, plant containers, group of plant containers, big plant containers or flower bed in large courtyard. Group of plant of same kind with wall create a dramatic effect in courtyard. Flowering vines on the wall in large courtyard give it elegant look.
Wrought iron wall décor, wrought iron furniture and wall fountain are good elements that can be used in small courtyard. While designing courtyard pay attention to the utility of the elements used in courtyard. Using more objects in the small courtyard may make it cluttered. Small pieces of furniture and Number of small planters in a large courtyard may look unorganized.

Wall cladding is also an element to decorate wall. A featured wall in courtyard is an effective element to decorate courtyard. Wall cladding in the centre of featured wall with wrought iron furniture looks great in courtyard.

Courtyard floor design is also an important element of yard design. Flooring material adds beauty to courtyard. Courtyard floor can be made from concrete, pebbles or stone. Concrete floor with big planter and stone used for decoration in courtyard give it traditional look. Wood furniture or cane furniture in this traditional courtyard is a perfect choice.

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Take advantage of space in large sized courtyard by combining several elements. Add flowering vines, shrubs and planters in the yard that refresh you in the evening. Fountain in the centre of courtyard divide the area into two parts and that area can be utilized for dining and other part can be used for placing planters. Sculptures can also be added here with wrought iron furniture.