Designing interior courtyards will generally follow equivalent rules for designing small gardens. the important major difference is in paying more attention to vertical space – the walls that surround courtyards. Some small gardens do require this attention but most courtyards have this extra consideration.
Generally, the primary thing that involves the mind for decorating walls and vertical space is to hide them in climbing vines. While this features a lot of excellent character, it only decorates the prevailing boundary without creating depth or illusion of boundary.
In most cases, I’ve found that creating an independent source of height ahead of courtyard walls and /or in corners can create a 3d effect very similar to that found in paintings. during a sense, it makes the independent element a focus while using the decorated walls as a backdrop or framework. Framing a component in this manner helps create depth of boundary behind that element.
Some good elements to use are small trees with tall trunks, tall pots, pots on stands, groups of pots, trellis works, and decor. Creating beds next to walls, filling them with equivalent vines because of the walls, and placing a couple of tall specimen plants or trees also features a nice dramatic framework effect with tons of depth.
The color of your walls also makes an enormous difference within the depth, atmosphere, and mood of the courtyard garden. Bright and lightweight colors have a better-closed feel while darker colors add more depth and a way of more room and distance.
Wall decor, iron wall decor, clay ornaments, and wall fountains also are some good elements for effectively using vertical space in small closed gardens. When using elements like this, pay special attention to the principles of unity, simplicity, and repetition. Stay consistent. Using more and varied objects can start to seem very cluttered.