How To Make The Most Of A Small Outdoor Space

From balconies to apartment patios, small outdoor spaces deserve quality outdoor furniture, too. Creating an outdoor setting with the perfect design elements can give the illusion of more space and provide an ideal environment for entertaining and relaxing. The following ideas can offer some helpful tips for making the most of a petite outdoor patio or lounge area:
 
Choose a Focal Point

In creating optimal décor, less is often more. Avoid cluttering a small space with too many pieces and instead start with a focal point and build around it. A focal point might be your dining setting, an outdoor lounge, or a hanging egg chair, depending upon your needs and desires. Allow additional items to accent and complement the focal point.

Go Vertical

The use of vertical lines and design elements can bring an expansive and uplifting feel to your outdoor space. Consider “going vertical” with stacked storage, wall ivy and slender trees to take advantage of this visual effect.

Use Multi-Functional Pieces

Multi-use garden furniture can be a smart and effective solution when furnishing a smaller space. Consider modular outdoor settings that can be changed and adjusted to fit your outdoor entertaining needs. A wicker storage box can double as a bench. An extension table can allow you to have a larger sized table only when needed.

Use Colour and Pattern Sparingly

Light colours in tiles, patio pavers, furniture, and cushion fabrics can help create the illusion that your space is larger.  Alternating light earth tones and darker tones can have a relaxing, sedating effect that can make your space seem larger and more expansive than it really is.

Smaller outdoor spaces are one of the challenges of apartment or city living. Fortunately, you can select and arrange outdoor furniture such as an outdoor lounge setting or wicker furniture to help optimise your relaxing and entertaining options. Use these tips to assist in making the most of your smaller-sized outdoor space design and décor when shopping at Archipelago Outdoor Living.
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