3 Decorating Ideas for a Small Patio

Yesterday I woke to an unexpectedly warm and sunny morning. When you live in the northeast, you take advantage of those in April. Nobody else was awake yet and I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee, Better Homes and Gardens in hand, soaking in that glorious sun.

I don’t know about you but I love having a small outdoor room to hang out in. And let’s be honest: this is the time of year to snatch up the outdoor furniture for the best selection. Once the patio furniture is gone, it’s GONE, people.

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In the spirit of embracing the sunshine, I’ve pulled together three small space furniture combos for you to enjoy outdoors, whether on a tiny patio or at the edge of a huge yard.

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Small Patio Idea #1: Modern Farmhouse

The clean lines of the bench and the patina of the table are the perfect balance of farmhouse and modern. I love this patio furniture set-up for farm country, but I could also see this nestling perfectly into a small garden patio or at the edge of the woods. That chunky mug filled with steaming coffee alongside a thick stack of magazines? Pure heaven.

Bench  //  Side Table  //  Coffee Cup  //  Cream and Sugar Set // Throw Pillow

Small Patio Idea #2: Graphic Boho

I adore the wild mix of colors in this outdoor furniture set. This combination would be perfect on the west coast in a little side yard or on a balcony in the city. The open rattan of the chairs keeps this from feeling too heavy against the solid side table.

Chair  //  Side Table  //  Coffee Cup  //  Throw Pillow

Small Patio Idea #3: Neutral Minimalist

This final small space set-up is utterly sleek and chic. At first glance, you may feel this is purely urban but the natural colors paired with minimal lines allow that chair and table blend right into a woodsy setting. It’s modern art meets Adirondaks.

Chair  //  Side Table  //  Coffee Cup  //  Throw Pillow

A lot of us are working with limited outdoor space and need ideas for how to furnish a small patio. Even if you’re working with a large yard, it’s ideal to create little conversation areas throughout. I hope these small space ideas have given you some inspiration to create your own outdoor room!

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