The Best Décor Pieces for Compact Outdoor Spaces
We’ve officially entered the season of outdoor living and entertaining and though your home may not have a sprawling yard or expansive rooftop, if you are lucky enough to call a small balcony or patio your own, there are still plenty of ways to decorate. From bringing in textiles like rugs and pillows for warmth and relying on double-duty furniture for space-saving needs, the below items are your best bets for small space style. Keep scrolling for your outdoor décor checklist and shop some of our favorite picks for adding style to your space.
Folding cafe tables and chairs are a no-brainer for compact balconies and patios. When not in use they can be stored in a closet inside to make more floor space for mingling over cocktails or lounging with friends. Plus, their portable nature makes them perfectly convenient when you’re looking for a spot to have coffee or dinner.
Add ambiance and charm to your small space by stringing outdoor globe lights across your balcony railing or overhead across your patio. Even a single strand strategically placed is enough to make your petite outdoor escape feel thoughtful and decorated.
Just because your outdoor space is small doesn’t mean it should lack style and life. Plant stands are a great way to elevate potted greenery for a jolt of color and a good way to accommodate several pots since their raised nature increases available floor space.
Make a small space feel warmer and bigger by laying down the largest outdoor area rug your environment can accomodate. On a budget? Pick up a few smaller versions, which tend to be much cheaper, to layer on top of each other for a collected and eclectic look.
No matter how small your space, there’s always room for pillows. Whether tossed on the floor to use as extra seating, placed on your folding dining chairs for extra comfort, or just making your settee or banquette more cozy, pillows inject color and texture into your space and thanks to the wide availability of stylish outdoor fabrics, your exterior versions can be just as chic as the ones on your living room sofa.
Garden stools are ideal for small spaces because they can perform so many different functions. Not only can they be side tables, coffee tables, and additional seating, they can also serve as surfaces to prop plants in lieu of a dedicated plant stand.