Your outdoor space may be small, but your entertaining options are big when you use a few tricks to maximize the space you have, whether it’s a balcony, patio or deck.
Begin with an outdoor decor strategy designed to use what you already have. With a few well-chosen pieces and accessories, you can easily boost the small-space patio style factor.
5 Tips for Maximizing Outdoor Space:
1. Grow up
Look for bar-height tables to lift the conversation and maximize your small space. This Harper Creek Dark Brown Wicker Outdoor Dining Set will be easy to accommodate in a small space. At less than 40 inches in diameter, the bar height table gives more room to your guests. It comes with four chairs and durable wicker to enhance your garden view.
2. Be bold
Don’t be shy when you pick out accessories for your patio space. Very often, the zip of citrus-colored pillows will liven up a small sofa or chairs. And never underestimate the power of a statement pillow, whether it features seasonal sayings or whimsical art, to draw the eye in.
3. Double duty
Let the outdoor furniture work twice as hard. Choose a conversation set that includes a coffee table with a hinged lid. This can serve as storage in the off-season, additional seating and as a table for drinks and snacks.
4. Bring the green
Keep small spaces livable by including plants of all kinds. Your options range from terrariums filled with succulents (pictured above) to Majesty palm trees and other tropicals in containers, to big pots of annuals like geraniums and begonias for summer.
5. Make it a package deal