It’s okay, your backyard isn’t tiny… it’s square-feet-challenged. And we have just the looks to make the most of every inch of space. It’s totally possible to have the dream patio you’ve always wanted, even if you have a small patio, small balcony, or just a small backyard in general. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite small outdoor patio ideas, design solutions, and looks we love.
Fill the with the right
The best fills the without crowding it, so if you want an , a hanging wicker chair, and an or dining set, go for it! Just be reasonable with the you’re working with.
Layer patio décor & accents
Make your as comfy and inviting as your indoor , and don’t forget your personal style! By layering a with different a la carte pieces and mixing and matching styles, you’ve got a cool mash-up that makes your small come alive.
Pair a colorful patio umbrella with an in an eye-catching pattern, or mix and match different materials to create a unique look.
Create a gathering with patio dining
When it comes to , your can pack a big punch of style. If you want a dedicated area for dining al fresco, all you need is an outdoor bistro set or a few and a small table if you don’t want a matching patio dining set.
Elevate your patio design with a vertical
Small living spaces usually mean limited floor or ground , so when it comes to , storage, and even gardening: think up! A vertical can be anything from an arbor or trellis to hanging planter pots and stacked . If you have a blank wall, you can dedicate it to a vertical by affixing different pots.
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