4 Tips for Making the Most of a Small Outdoor Area

| FurnitureOkay Editorial Team

For many people, modern lifestyles mean that we spend a lot of time indoors working, learning, or even shopping. As such it usually a great pleasure when we can take some time out to enjoy the outdoors, particularly in good weather. If you’re not blessed with a large garden you may not see much prospect of that but even if your outdoor area is small it’s still possible to create a tasteful and accommodating space with the right choice of outdoor furniture. Find out more with the tips below on how to make the most of a small outdoor area:

1. Decide How You Will Use Your Outdoor Area

Everyone’s lifestyle is different and as such the requirements of our outdoor areas varies. Are you looking to create a quite space where you can relax, or a play area for the children to get some fresh air, for example? Deciding the main purpose of your small outdoor area will guide your decisions on how much you’re prepared to spend, the type of outdoor furniture you should buy, and any colour schemes.

2. Invest in Versatile Outdoor Furniture

If you’re looking to have furniture in your outdoor space the key is to streamline everything as well as investing in multi functional pieces. Tables and chairs that can be folded away are an easy way to alternate between entertaining guests or when you need a bit more space. Having versatile furniture that has a multi-functional approach is an added bonus, not to mention a great conversation starter and will help you make the most of a small space. Check out our other blog post The Ultimate Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide for more inspirations.

3. Go Vertical

In situations where there are small spaces another solution is to go up by hanging baskets or flower pots as vertical gardens and lighting to create a unique ambiance. The benefits of doing this is that they take up very little space while also enhancing the appearance of walls and giving their surrounding areas more vibrancy. 

4. Renovate and De-clutter

If you’re going through a renovation it is a good idea to de-clutter first and only keep the plants and furniture that make your garden enjoyable for you. Adding too many plants or furnishings can end up making your space look and feel even smaller. On the other hand, changing the design of a small space can give it a new dimension that makes it more useful to you.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to make the most of a small outdoor space then the tips above are a good place to start. It doesn’t take much to create your perfect outdoor area but it helps to make the right decisions and you’ll be able to get maximum value from your small garden.