If you live in a condo or an apartment, chances are you have a small outdoor area. Having a small patio space isn’t always desirable when it comes to al fresco gatherings with a huge crowd, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and maximize every little outdoor area you have especially now that you’ll want to spend more time enjoying the sunshine. The key is innovation and creativity. Here we have a few tips and tricks on how you can make the most out of your compact patio, deck, or backyard.
Invest in multipurpose furniture or accessories
Having furniture that can serve a variety of purposes is a smart way of maximizing a small space. Go for stools that can be used as table or benches where you can lounge in during the day and turn into dining seats during parties and gatherings. Lightweight furniture sets you can move around easily is also perfect for your small area. This way, you can easily turn your backyard from relaxing oasis to a hip hangout despite its limited space.
Create a cozy atmosphere
Perk up your mini backyard by adding accessories that add a cozy element to your area. Add an outdoor fireplace or a firepit to warm yourselves up. Layer and pile up soft pillows in different colors and prints according to your desired motif on your seating area and add an outdoor rug for a comfortable setup. Accentuate it with string lights and decors that showcase your personality.
Go for a vertical garden
Who says you can’t have a garden if you have a petite outdoor space? You can showcase your gardening skills by adding a vertical garden, potted plants, or planters. Foliage of different varieties from cacti, flowering plants, to shrubs create a lush environment perfect for relaxation.
Furnish only necessary items
Avoid cluttering your space by stocking up on small objects. With a smaller area, the philosophy should always be less is more. Choose double-duty accessories such as this potting bench you can use for putting plants or as shelf for your plates and utensils, and use curtains, screens, or hedges for privacy. You can also include a porch swing or hanging chair as an accent, but make sure to pair it with lightweight furniture to maximize space.