The Keys to Small Patio Oasis

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Anyone who’s spent time looking for an apartment in the Seattle area can attest to the fact that square footage can be hard to come by. This especially true in the case your of patio.

But a small patio space doesn’t have to mean small living. With the right approach, you can turn a tiny outdoor space into a refuge. 

Look for Furniture with a Small Footprint and LOTS of Comfort

If you have a small space, a large sectional simply won’t fit. Rather, you want to pick something that has a small footprint, while delivering lots of comfort. Items like a stand-alone deep cushioned chair or a comfy loveseat will give you a place you enjoy spending time, while still fitting on your patio.

Give Your Patio Some Life

Just because your space is small doesn’t mean it has to be sterile and lifeless. Using pots of varying heights, you can create a tiered potted garden. Depending on the size of your patio, you may even be able to introduce some small trees. The key is to look at the ‘mature growing size’ to make sure the plants you select won’t outgrow your space.

Create Some Privacy

One of the biggest downfalls of small patios is the lack of privacy. They almost always butt up against another individual’s space. This can put a significant damper on your quiet =solitude. Luckily, you can create some privacy by installing a visual divide. To do so without making your space feel like a jail, use a natural divider, such as wood slats or a thick bush.

Let There Be Light

One of the best ways to add ambiance to any space is with light. Consider hanging string lights overhead. These add mood without taking up space. You might position a few pillar candles on a table to add another layer of light. And to create a sustainable glow, consider adding a solar paneled lantern in one of the corners.

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