With the major focus in recent years being on ‘downsizing’ block and house sizes, larger property design and inspiration has been reserved for only a few. Luckily there has been a slow, but strong change in thinking and there is now a shift back to more rural larger properties for those looking for a ‘tree change’ or for families who want their children to grow up with space around them. For many who shift to larger property the sheer size of their backyard can be so overwhelming and daunting that results are often disappointing.
One of the hardest concepts to grasp for large property owners, who are looking at creating or revamping a garden, is the sense of scale. Everything from the size of the blocks or rocks used for retaining walls to the width of paths needs to be increased. Focal points and features such as sculptures and planters need to be oversized to ensure the outdoor space reflects a sense of balance for the visitor.