How to Decorate a Small Outdoor Space

Posted on 05/12/2020 at 10:00 AM by Deonna Adams

Outdoor Space Decorating

A beautiful patio scene

If you are like me you are anxious to start decorating your outdoor space and make it into an oasis. Growing up, we had a huge outdoor living space with a huge deck. Many of us though, live in the city where rent is high, and space is minimal. So, if you have a small space how can you create a warm and comfortable atmosphere outside? First keep in mind a smaller space is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s more intimate when having guests over, and it costs much less to furnish.

1. Add Bold Colors

Selecting furniture with bold colors like this Fermob Dune Mesh Collection will give your space energy and will instantly brighten your mood.

Choose a more natural palette to create a warm majestic feel to your space.

2. Grow a Vertical Space 

Even though you may have minimal space it doesn't mean you have to choose between growing a garden and having comfortable seating.

Take advantage of any vertical space you may have and create a beautiful garden.

If your outdoor room has walls take advantage of them by hanging outdoor lights, lanterns, wind chimes, and raised planters.

Urns or vases with tall ornamental grasses will give your space a great definition.

3. Visualize Your Space

When deciding what furniture to purchases visualize what type of look you want your patio to have.

If you like a more traditional look why not try these Fanback rocker Adirondack chairs.

Your furniture pieces do not have to match but there should be an element that ties everything together.

Accent pillows or decorative accents as a centerpiece are a good way to have a nice flow through your space. Remember, too much of anything in a small space is not the look you want.

Once you create you’re comfortable, relaxing space it’s time to enjoy it all summer long!


If you'd like ideas for decor items that you can use on your patio or deck, check out the KALALOU section on our website. 

Kalalou's products are repurposed and recycled home décor. We have a great selection from ranging from prints, baskets, hand-carved bowls to bar accessories, and occasional tables.

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