Small yard landscaping is a matter of proportions. It usually consists of using less plants overall, plus more diminutive palms and trees.
A well thought-out plan can create a big impact on a small scale. Here are collections of South Florida plants to do just that.
These groupings are based on a one-story house, which is more common here. But for a two-story you can simply substitute somewhat taller accents or specimen plants.
All are for full to part sun unless noted.
As always, you can choose plants from other collections to customize your own design. And you can add more things if you have the space.