Though we love getting away from our everyday lives from time to time, there’s nothing better than coming back home. In the end, having your own outdoor space where you can lounge in privacy and take in the fresh air feels a lot better than sharing a hotel pool with strangers. And while not all of us are blessed with an extensive yard or large balcony, even the smallest of deck, patio, or terrace can be transformed into a beautiful and functional space. Don’t believe me? Try the following tips and see for yourself.
Choose Stylish Folding Furniture
Small outdoor spaces benefit the most from compact, folding furniture that you can easily put away when not in use. Since your outdoor space is your go-to spot for summer entertainment, it’s always good to be prepared with extra seating in the form of folding chairs. And not those boring metal or plastic versions, mind you. Today, patio furniture has come a long way and it’s more colourful and stylish than ever. Whether you opt for a bold pop of colour or a classic outdoor folding chair made of unfinished teak, your guests will not only be provided for, but also impressed by the design.
Make an Impact with Eye-Catching Details
If the size of your outdoor space does not allow you to incorporate impressive décor elements, do not despair. You can always bring interest to your space with the help of accessories such as outdoor folding chair seat covers, exotic rugs, colourful planters, tablecloths and other things that also serve a practical purpose. If your outdoor furniture is simple and neutral, incorporating fun accessories is a great way to add some personality to the space. Also, try to be creative with what you already got. For instance, something as simple as painting your floor tiles a different colour, or adorning a wall with climbing plants can give a whole other dimension to your outdoor space. Be careful not to overdo it though – small spaces benefit the most from eye-catching details in moderation.
Add Ambiance with Lighting
When it comes to illuminating small outdoor spaces, string lights are an all-time favourite choice. And that’s for some great reasons – string lights produce a soft glow which creates a romantic mood once the night falls. They are also specifically designed for outdoor use, with many models that can be battery operated if your space lacks an outlet. Another option is adding lanterns which, besides acting as a beautiful source of illumination, can also be used as a vintage décor element.