A more geometric design gives a small lawn its own look. Otherwise, a small grassy area may look like something that has been crammed into a space simply because the backyards should have lawns.
You can be creative with this idea. Another green space option for small gardens is to have a more boxed design with landscape accents around the lawn. Some yards even have a level design, where different layers of grass form a stepped pattern with stone retaining walls between layers. In addition, the smaller the lawn, the more its borders must add a sense of organization to the space. For example, small equidistant shrubs or clumps of tall grass around the edges can add appealing accents while giving the courtyard design a thoughtful and orderly appearance.