How to Make the Most of Smaller Outdoor Spaces
There is nothing better than relishing in the great outdoors when the weather is warm. If space comes at a premium within your garden, it’s not the end of the world, there are a myriad of avenues you can go down to create the perfect inviting look. For those seeking the utmost gardening advice, we’ve pulled together all of our top tips on how to make the most of your smaller outdoor spaces.
Step 1: Plan the Area
Before you start your exterior renovation, it’s important to consider the layout and the traffic pattern in the garden. If you’re trying to maximise the amount of room you have, you will want to make sure that the area is as decluttered as possible, as well as make sure that guests can move freely within your space. Once you have done this, you can then begin the fun bit and start decorating the area.
Burlington Ivory Outdoor
Step 2: Think About your Furniture
One of the most effective ways to make the most of your outdoor space is by incorporating modular furniture. This type of furniture can be configured to conform to any space or corner, ensuring that you are using all of the areas you have available. For something a little more flexible, you can even consider modular armless seating designs that can be extended into a longer straight-lined sofa for when you are catering to more guests. It’s also important to plan for storage – if you do a lot of outdoor activities in your garden, then it’s convenient to have a place to stow away these items. Useful furniture such as built-in benches are great as they can often be used as storage as well as a seat, making them ideal for smaller spaces.
Top Left Image: Ikea, Right Image: Pinterest
Step 3: Opt for Indoor Outdoor PavingIndoor and outdoor paving
is a superior choice for those wanting to enhance the appearance of more space throughout their homes. With more and more of us expanding our home outwards, utilising a part of your garden as an extension of your living area is a great way to achieve that smooth and seamless look between the outdoors and inside.
By opting for a stunning porcelain tile from our indoor/outdoor range
, you will blur the lines between your garden and your living areas, creating the appearance of one single room. These types of tiles are also incredibly durable and create an ideal space for alfresco dining, socialising, and making the best use of your home.
Step 4: Take Advantage of Vertical SpaceNo matter the size you are working with, any garden can be beautifully redesigned into a functional outdoor living area. Narrow courtyards, small decking areas, and compact patios will lend themselves perfectly to taller seating options, such as hanging chairs. They’re also perfect for those wanting to add more greenery to the space, such as small trees, bushes, and planters without taking up any additional space.