Tampa 5 piece conversation set, Ombre cement stool
Summer is in full swing and if you’ve put off setting up your patio, it’s not too late to show your slice of outdoor some love. The best part? You don’t need a big footprint to make the most of sunny days and warm nights. Whether you get your fresh air on a balcony, front porch, or a small back patio, make it a place to lounge, dine, or work from home in stylish comfort.
Go Double Duty
In smaller spaces, multi-purpose furniture is always a good bet and the same holds true for the patio. Modular pieces can be used as two separate chairs or configured into a loveseat, allowing an easy to transition from dining to lounging. A couple of side tables can be pushed together to create a larger coffee table. Ceramic stools offer a compact seating solution and can also stand in as an extra table.
Ombre cement stool, Sedona modular middle chair
Just because your outdoor space is on the smaller side, it doesn’t mean your furniture has to be as well. Investing in quality pieces will ensure you can enjoy the patio now and for many years to come, so go ahead and splurge on a love seat, club chairs, or chaise lounge that can be transitioned to a bigger space should you ever move.
Add the Finishing Touches
Give your small space a big personality with accessories that reflect your style. Add colour and pattern with easy to mix and match outdoor toss cushions. Layer up lightweight outdoor throw blankets in summery shades. And to really get that oasis look, add greenery-filled planters in varying heights to bring life to your balcony or patio.
Recycled throw blanket, Embossed ceramic planter
Photography courtesy of Hudson’s Bay