Small spaces have big opportunities!
Outdoor living spaces come in all shapes and sizes, and just because you have a small yard doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style… it just means that it’s time to get a bit more creative.
1. Outdoor living rooms are IN.
Taking the indoors to outdoor living spaces is a trend that isn’t going away. If you have a small patio, dress it up with a colorful conversational set for seating, matching rug, planters and lights. It will make your exterior a cozy extension of your indoor space.
2. Multi-purpose furniture
If you plan to use the outdoor room for multiple functions, use multi-functional furniture. For instance, trunks can serve as storage for odds and ends items and double as extra seating. A short wall can be utilized as a bench while also adding a level to the room, and so on.
3. Think vertical
If you don’t have space to build out, build up! Anything from stacked planters to hanging an herb garden can give an interesting visual and help optimize the space.
4. Opt out on grass.
If you have a really small yard, think about forgetting those hard to mow spaces by using stone and pavers for a visually striking yard without the lawn care hassle.
While it might be tempting to try and squeeze as much as possible into your small space, don’t. Try to aim for a fewer large container plants instead of several small ones. Also, know what you want to use the space for and keep only the essentials. Clever storage can help you keep miscellaneous items hidden but close at hand.
Hope these tips help, and if you’re ready to take your small space to the next level, give us a call! We’d be happy to help you design your dream space!
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of things you can do to optimize the space for a cozy oasis in your own backyard.