With the start of summer just around the corner folks are
being bombarded with tips and ideas for their backyards. Most of us love
spending the warmer months outdoors – but what do you do if you have really
limited outdoor space? Sure, you’d hang a chandelier bird feeder with pride and
invite all your friends to join you on your new extra large outdoor sofa, but
just you don’t have room. Fear not. We’ve found six fun and easy ideas for
your petite patios that’ll have you saying, “space schmace”. Check ‘em out below
and get ready for summer.
Rugged Beauty – We’ve
all accepted the idea of outdoor furniture being more than simply plastic
chairs, right? Well, we’re encouraging homeowners to take this concept one step
further and invest in outdoor rugs. They allow you to have more fun with your
color scheme and create a cohesive look for your small space.
Playful Pallets –
There’s lots to love when it comes to pallet furniture. It’s great for the
environment, has such a fun and funky feel, and is fairly customizable. That last point has huge implications for your outdoor space. If
you’ve got a little or uniquely shaped outdoor area, create furniture that’ll
fit it perfectly.
Add depth to your area without taking up too much room. Use blankets and
pillows to create an inviting seating area, even though you don’t have space
for a couch. The variety in fabrics and patterns will make things more
– You create the ideal space for hanging out when you make space for your stuff
to hang. Maximizing vertical space can save you a lot in the long run.
is all in the details, and we’re loving this tiered herb garden. Not only do
the herbs add gorgeous greenery to your balcony, they’ll make your cooking more
delicious, and having them on a rack means you aren’t sacrificing too much
Beautiful Bed – Ok,
we might never get up if we had this on our patio, but that’s kind of the
point, isn’t it? Just because you don’t have room for large furniture, doesn’t
mean you have to get only teeny tiny pieces. We love the idea of the “half day
bed”. It’s a nice, big, comfy piece – it’s just not as large as its
We hope these balconies have inspired you to tackle your
small space and make the most out of your outdoor decor. For more tips and
ideas, make sure to connect with @HomeShows on Twitter
. Have a small space you’ve styled nicely? Share a snap with us! We’d
love to see what you’ve created.