Court Yard Gardens STEP 1: Keep it simple. Consider the style of furniture, number of chairs and shape of the table to best fit the space, without making it look cluttered. Carry a theme right the way through. STEP 2: Create space. Try to use similar materials to build walls as used on the rest of the house. Trellis, wooden slats and small openings help to create space. Mirrors and garden art add interest and create depth. If the area is small, use cool colours, such as blue, green, grey and white. STEP 3: Add water.