Patio Decorating in Small Spaces

A small patio is always complicated by the arrival of summer, as neighborhood barbecues and late-night get-togethers rear their heads. But limited space doesn’t need to mean limited enjoyment; there are lots of ways to tune up your terrace and perfect your porch. Consider doing the following:

Create Zones

Playing a zone defense works as well in decorating as it does in basketball. Outdoor rugs are a simple way to give dimension to a limited space, allowing you to create sections that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Just make sure your rug is waterproof and designed for the elements of the great outdoors. 

Use Mirrors and Lighting

Take a page from Hollywood’s playbook by using mirrors and lighting to make a statement and give your space more dazzle. Mirrors rely on reflection to make your patio appear larger and brighter while the lighting can offer a warm, inviting presence. Outdoor lighting has skyrocketed in popularity in the last decade, giving you tons of options to choose from.

Invest in Multifunctional Furniture

Multifunctional furniture is a must-have for any small space. Whether you invest in a chair that doubles as a table, a storage unit that doubles as a sofa, or a footrest that doubles as a cooler, multifunctional furniture allows you to do more with less. This keeps your space from getting cluttered while increasing its usability.

Consider Floor Seating

If you enjoy hosting shindigs but don’t have room for more than a few chairs, consider floor sitting as an option. Don’t worry - asking someone to pop a squat on the ground isn’t rude; with many options for floor seating available, including pillows, chairs with backs, and rocking chairs, this is a space-saving solution for anyone hosting a book club or afternoon tea. Drag out the seating while your guests are here and easily store it when your party’s over. 

Embrace Mother Nature

Decorating an outdoor patio with plants seems obvious; when in Rome, after all. Greenery can give your space a more vibrant pop, adding texture and life. Using plants with bold and cheery flowers can also add color and the sense of serenity that only Mother Nature offers. 

A small patio doesn’t have to cramp your style. There are several ways to make it functional and fabulous. 

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