Small patios can be a challenge to decorate and a cluttered, dark space can detract from the overall look of the garden. However, with a little planning and the right pieces, even an area that’s barely enough to walk around can become a comfortable, stylish retreat.
Make your space feel like a second living room with colourful accents. A patterned rug or throw pillows are a great way to add vibrancy to your patio without taking up too much space.
Create a cosy corner with a bench or bistro table set, and an outdoor rug is a must for a welcoming space. For additional comfort and style, add a few mounted lanterns.
Bring nature to your patio by adding plants and blooms. Colorful flowers and herbs are easy to care for and add a vibrant touch to the outdoors.
Split your patio into zones by incorporating a stepping stone pathway. This will create a cohesive design and won’t feel as jarring when you transition from one patio to another, particularly for families or when entertaining guests.
Consider adding a seating wall along the outside of your patio to encourage you to use the space throughout the year. This is a great way to save money on patio furniture that’s put away in the winter, and will also allow you to maximize the views from your garden.
A parasol will protect your garden from the blazing sun, and is a great way to keep your patio looking good during rainy periods too. It’s also a great way to provide a shady spot for relaxing and cooling off on a hot summer day. A shady spot is especially important if you live in an area where hot summers can be muggy and uncomfortable.