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Stunning Indoor Courtyard Design Ideas

A courtyard is ideal when you don’t have good weather conditions or outside space, or when you want to add some nature right inside the house. Such a courtyard is especially fantastic for a minimalist interior, as plants or natural looking pieces and materials are usually removed from it so that green creates a contrast. Make a pond with water lilies inside – it makes any room very relaxing and looks so zen! Or maybe trees and bushes inside? Yes, please! Imagine what it feels like to have a cup of tea and read a book under your own indoor trees! Another advantage of a courtyard is that you can enjoy nature and the greenery at any time of the year, as it is always warm inside. Have fun with the ideas below!


Your courtyard can be incorporated into any room with any style – from rustic to minimalist, they are always cool and refreshing. Your indoor garden, pond or whatever you have should coordinate with the interior decor and maintain the style. For example, if you have a minimalist interior, you can go for a zen garden with stones, gravel and a single tree, or if it is a tropical home, you can go for bold and lush greenery everywhere. Combine different textures to make the courtyard look cooler and more catchy. Don’t focus on just one type of green or trees.

Decor elements

An inner courtyard almost always means an inner garden and can be supplemented with a pond or just a body of water or a waterfall. You can go for greens, grass, moss, trees, bushes, and even flowers, but the latter are a rare thing for the courtyard as they require lots of natural light and you can usually only allow a skylight or nothing at all. If there is enough space, you can create an entire terrace with a dining or seating area and create a whole oasis of relaxation.

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