Just because you don’t have a spacious backyard, doesn’t mean you can’t have a comfortable and entertaining hangout space to enjoy the fresh air. In fact, you don’t need a lot of space to make a statement. Check out these inspiring patio ideas for small spaces to help you create an outdoor oasis.
1. Make It Cheerful
A patio design shouldn’t just be comfortable, it should also be able to improve your mood. Make your patio feel more cheerful by incorporating bright colors and patterns. Add colorful rug, throw pillows, and blanket to get you both comfortable and spirited.
Green and yellow make for a perfect color combination for the exterior. The green match the freshness of nature, while yellow represents the warmth and brightness of the sunlight.vThe shades of red are also great to cheer up your small patio. You can add patio umbrellas for more comfort, and hang string lights to warm up the space with sparks.
2. Transform the Flooring
From adding outdoor rug to applying colorful tiles, you need some details to make the design look more interesting. The key is to get creative with the floor. You can mix and match paving with tiles, or paint a fun design on the floor. This patio features different sizes of circular pavers that set in a random pattern. This geometric patter not only make the small patio look interesting but also stylish. Painting the floor with bright colors can liven up the patio area. This one can be a great DIY project to spend your free time.
3. Choose the Right Furniture
For a small space, it’s best to invest for a space-saving furniture, such as patio deck box, folding tables and chairs, or nesting tables. You should also consider the right way to place the furniture so that the space wouldn’t feel cramped. Choose simple furniture that fit in your space but still leave enough room to move. When you can be strategic about the furniture, even a really small space can feel very comfortable and airy. The deck box is not only function as outdoor storage, you can use it as a coffee table or turn it into a comfortable seating by adding cushions.
4. Add Plants
Plants are the life of the garden, and they can liven up the patio area too. A small patio can do with something refreshing that can bring a natural and airy atmosphere. This is how you create a tropical oasis on the balcony, hang a swing chair with cozy cushions then surround it with many plants. The space is so comfy and relaxing that you would forget how small this really is. If you don’t fancy a space that is crowded with planters, you can plan some greenery in the area behind the bench and place one little planter on the table.
5. Patio Mirror
You know that mirror can do the trick to make any small space feel way more spacious. This trick can work well both indoor or outdoor. Therefore, to expand the small patio, consider to place a mirror. Choose a large mirror frame beautifully match the simple furniture, this design shows you how rustic style is never out of date. It looks like a window, but it’s actually a mirror and what you see there is just the reflection of the patio area. You see how the mirror do the trick to double down the space.