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How to Maximize Style in Your Small Space Patio

Lucy Mercer
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Small Space Patio | The Home Depot's Garden Club

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:


Small Space Patio | The Home Depot's Garden Club

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.


Comfy outdoor pillows make your outdoor space more inviting ll The Home Depot Garden Club

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.


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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. 


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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. 

Umbrella sets the stage with color in your outdoor space ll The Home Depot Garden Club

5. Make it a package deal

Tie your small space look together with an outdoor rug and a cantilever umbrella. The solar-powered lights in the umbrella make nighttime entertaining a breeze.

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