Space is not a limitation to creating a comfortable outdoor area. It all depends on the design and layout of the area. In this article, we will look at how you can create a cosy outdoor space in a smaller area such as a balcony, courtyard, deck or patio.

Before you start thinking about the space,

You have to measure the available area including its length and width. If there are special features such as railings, columns and doors, you need to note this down as well so that you can understand where to position the furniture. You can get inspiration for furniture suited for small spaces by checking out the outdoor furniture blog. It is very important to consider the functionality of the space. Think about how you plan to use this space. Maybe this will serve as a dining space where you can dine under the stars or a seating area where you can entertain guests. You can even create a cosy nook to work or relax. By having a good idea of the main function of the space, you can decide how to choose the layout for it. When you have a small space, you have to look for furniture that can save space such as folding chairs and tables that you can store when they are not in use. There can also be wall mounted furniture.

Lightweight furniture is ideal

For a limited space because you can easily move them around and create new layouts each time. Look for stackable furniture so you can have them stored in a corner when you are not using it which will make more space for other functions of the area. Multifunctional pieces can be very useful for a small outdoor space. For example, you can select a seating bench that also serves as storage. There are also height adjustable tables where you can transform a dining table into a coffee table. Think about how to use colour to give the impression of a larger space. When looking for furniture, see if you can find furniture in light and neutral shades so that it makes the area seem more spacious. The type of material you use in the space also matters, For example, acrylic and glass can give an airy look and feel.

Look for quality furniture as this will be placed outdoors and exposed to the elements.

These will last for a longer time and you will be able to easily maintain the materials as well. Some of the materials you can look for are all-weather wicker, teak and aluminium. You can make the space cosy by adding comfortable cushions. Look for fabrics that are water resistant and have some resistance to UV radiation so they don’t fade after some time. You can also look at using waterproof covers for the cushions or to have a small area to store them during adverse weather in order to expand their lifespan.

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