For those who have a small patio, decorating and finding furniture can be a challenge. To best enjoy the space, you should find pieces that maximize and highlight the patio instead of consume it. There are many decorating tips that will make the most out of any space and allow you to enjoy the patio during any season.
Some tips that you can use to maximize your patio follow.
1. Small Garden
If you have room, consider using one of the corner spaces to create a small garden. This little touch of green will completely change the look and feel of the patio. If you are very tight for space, or if your patio is a balcony, consider a contained garden. A contained garden is when you keep all your plants and flowers in containers or pots. You may consider hanging the plants against a wall. This will open up the space and allow you to enjoy a personal garden.
2. Dual-Purpose Furniture
There are so many types of patio furniture that can be utilized in two different ways and they are perfect for small spaces. For example, large, waterproof pillows can act as an accent piece to the furniture as well as a sitting area for guests. Another example is small side tables that work for both an extra seat or table for food and refreshments. These options give you the freedom to decorate as you wish while accommodating guests.
3. Focal Rug
Many small patios have an additional challenging factor of them being dull. If you find that your patio is lacking some excitement, look for a colourful or patterned rug to brighten it up. Look for an outdoor rug that is made of strong material so it can withstand the weather that it will be exposed to. Finding a rug that fits nicely under a table or set of chairs will create a focal point for the patio and create some energy in the space.
If you are feeling really daring, consider painting your deck with a pattern or colour that you love. This will really change the look of your patio while giving you a DIY opportunity.
4. Semi-Attached Furniture
Along with dual-purpose furniture, semi-attached furniture is a great way to utilize and maximize space. An example of semi-attached furniture is a built-in bench. The best use for this is a bench attached to the side wall with removable table and chairs in front. This creates a rustic look while having the ability to move and/or change the table and chairs.
On the contrary, you can exchange the bench for either a built-in table or chairs. This is a great way to maximize the space while maintaining versatility.
5. Smart Storage
The idea of smart storage can be utilized in both the furniture and design of the patio. If you have the option to design your space, consider including some hidden storage sports that allow for easy access. Hallowed stairs, built-in benches, or a deck trap door are great ways to create storage. If you do not have the opportunity to design the space, find furniture pieces that have internal storage. There are many options such as coffee tables, deck chairs, or benches that include this smart storage feature.
There is nothing more relaxing than sitting on a patio surrounded by friends and family. The patio is always a great space and it should be enjoyed, no matter the size. Utilizing the above tips will help you learn to love your outdoor space.