Many people dream of having a big yard that they can do anything they want with. They dream of a pool, trees, a big deck for barbecues.
Unfortunately, some people have to make do with a small patio. That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy that space. All it means is that you have to get a little creative.
There are lots of ways to make a small outdoor space very comfortable. And the benefit is that small space is much less of a hassle to maintain.
In this article, I will go over several ways you can make your small space your favorite part of your house.
There is nothing quite like having running water in your outdoor space. You may be thinking of a fountain and figure it’s impossible in your small area. Well, there are plenty of water features you can have even when your space is limited.
For instance, Indoor Fountain Pros have a number of wall mounted outdoor water features that will add a ton of ambience to your patio without taking up space.
They can be put on a wall or even mounted on the floor, but their slim profile means that they can be used just about anywhere.
You’ll have to get a little creative when it comes to your garden furniture. Some of what you find would be big enough to fill a living room.
Instead you’re going to have to look for good folding furniture. Lounge chairs are comfortable and can be folded and stowed away when not in use so you can still use your patio.
Benches are also a very good idea. Especially those with storage in them so you can save even more space. If you have space for an ottoman, then that can make that narrow bench feel a lot bigger and let you stretch your legs while you’re outside.
Potted plants do really well even in small spaces. There are many varieties of plants that can be grown in stylish pots. In fact, get creative with those pots for your plants and try to find ones that fit with the theme of your patio.
If you want a Mediterranean vibe, then go with some nice terracotta. An asian theme can be made more interesting with some colorful pots for your plants.
Since you can’t really have a garden, try growing some herbs so you can have some fresh food that you grew yourself when you cook. You can even grow some small tomato plants and other things like peppers and salad greens.
Grow a vertical garden
If you are able to use the walls or a fence, then you can actually grow a garden for fresh veggies by going up. You can use a trellis to grow just about anything. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, you name it and you can grow it.
Even if you don’t want to grow your own food, you can use the walls to grow some plants to accent the space.