How to: Make the most of a small outdoor space
Even if you’re dealing with a tiny courtyard or a miniscule patch of grass, there’s so much that can be done with a small outdoor space. Your furniture selection doesn’t have to compromise on form or function, even when your square footage is limited – there are certain trends and styling choices that will help you maximise your little corner of the world.
We’ve rounded up five things to consider when furnishing and decorating a small outdoor space.
Outdoor dining can be tricky in a small space, but patio sets will help you milk every inch you’ve got available. Compact and coordinated, these usually consist of at least two chairs and a table of sorts. They’re a great way to encourage al fresco dining in your home without taking up lots of room with bulky furniture.
Our pick: Solana Outdoor Easy Chair Patio Set
Outdoor Dining Booth Seat
Booths are excellent space savers in restaurants, so why shouldn’t they be translated into your outdoor furniture plan? Bench seats create additional room in a minimalist way, and look sleek while doing it! Pair your bench seating with a complementary outdoor table for a tucked-away place to eat or socialise. If you’ve got a little more room to play with, add coordinating chairs to each end to create even more seating.
Ahh, sun loungers – don’t they just make you want to soak up some rays in a far-off location? If you can’t leave the comfort of your own home, though, take in that Vitamin D in your outdoor nook by adding these much-loved patio furniture pieces to your setup. Your outdoor space will feel like a relaxing coastal retreat – plus, most sun loungers retract in some way, making them ideal space savers.
Extendable dining tables
Don’t compromise on your dinner party goals – extendable dining tables are a thing, and they’re the perfect way to add some class to your patio or backyard. Simply keep the table stored in its smaller form, and then pull out the extendable section to add more room when a large group comes over. Add some outdoor dining chairs that match the style of your table to complete the look. Voila, a functional and chic set.
Finally, when all else fails (or before that, of course!), lean into the indoor-outdoor trend. These are furniture pieces that can be transitioned from say, your living room, to the outside when necessary. As long as you’re opting for durable materials to cope with the weather, and ensuring you maintain your pieces as best as possible, almost anything can make the journey from indoor to outdoor. In particular, side tables are simple pieces to move around as needed.
Have you picked up some tips and tricks for furnishing your small outdoor space? We hope you feel equipped and ready to make the most of it, no matter how miniscule it might be! Add some new pieces to your balcony, patio or courtyard with BROSA – we offer Australia-wide delivery to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and beyond.