Even if we can understand, don’t feel frustrated when your backyard is rather small. With a bit of imagination, patience, and less money than you’d think, you can turn your small backyard patio into a calming and useful place for you to relax on lovely weather.
Without any further ado, keep scrolling to see the options that you can try in your small backyard patio. You’re going to be amazed by the many possibilities!
- 1 1. Use collapsible furniture
- 2 2. Try the outdoor rugs
- 3 3. Create a garden privacy screen vertically
- 4 4. Take a look at the trees outside
- 5 5. Design a functional space for your plants
- 6 6. Build a wall of plants
- 7 7. Use hidden storage options
- 8 8. Install a fire pit table/bowl
- 9 9. Always look for the convertible furniture
- 10 10. Install a patio mirror
- 11 11. DIY painted patio floor
- 12 12. Add a lovely window box
- 13 13. Throw some colorful pillows
- 14 14. Install a subtle hammock
- 15 15. Look for some dramatic sofa swings
- 16 16. Place some artistic chairs
- 17 17. Create a wide-open space
- 18 18. Install an outdoor bar
- 19 19. Take the plunge with elevated seating
- 20 20. Hang some bistro lights
- 21 21. Try the dramatic patio ceiling
- 22 22. Install an adjustable patio chandelier
- 23 23. Always play it safe with neutral colors
1. Use collapsible furniture
Small backyard patio is one of the best places where the collapsible furniture can work. A foldable table and a couple of foldable chairs are an excellent addition for your small patio.
2. Try the outdoor rugs
Small backyard patio means there is not much space to decorate (which can be a plus, at times!). A bright and colorful outdoor rug can delimitate the area and become the center of attention on your patio. Soon enough, you’re also going to forget about the backyard patio being too small!
3. Create a garden privacy screen vertically
Even if the patio is close to your neighbor’s house or looks right onto the street, it doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy any privacy. Create a privacy screen with some lush plants and vines.
4. Take a look at the trees outside
If you’re lucky enough, maybe there’s a tree branch that hangs right over the patio’s sitting area. Instead of getting rid of it, try the get the best of it and turn it into the main point of attention on your patio. Some cozy lounge chairs or a multi-functional side table can transform the space into a lovely choice for many.
5. Design a functional space for your plants
A DIY table that helps you display the plants and place your books while enjoying the fresh air is an excellent piece of furniture to try on a small backyard patio.
A terrarium coffee table is an insanely functional table on a small backyard patio, and you should give it a go.
6. Build a wall of plants
Your backyard may be too small for allowing you to garden, but it doesn’t mean you should give up on your favorite hobby. You can always grow your plants vertically (go back to no.3). You may simply fasten a couple of potted plants to a fence or wall.
Hiding some storage space is a fantastic idea to try on a small backyard patio. You should buy a patio bench/table that also works as a place for storing some pillows, or gardening tools and everything else you may be using outside.
8. Install a fire pit table/bowl
No matter what they say, sitting by the fire on a beautiful summer night is something we all dream about. You may combine your needs in just one with a fire pit that is easy to convert into a square patio table.
9. Always look for the convertible furniture
You can find many pieces of furniture that are multi-functional, allowing multiple uses according to your particular needs at the moment. A bench that turns into a love seat or a 2-seat bench or a chair with an end table is one piece of furniture you should buy.
10. Install a patio mirror
Using a mirror is an excellent idea for every type of small space that you want to make it look larger. A mirror on a patio is an exciting idea that is going to create the illusion of a bigger area.
11. DIY painted patio floor
When you’re not a big fan of gardening, you can still create an artistic and appealing feeling on your patio. Paint the floor with a beautiful design that can draw attention.
12. Add a lovely window box
You don’t need much room for adding a window box, and it’s excellent as it lets you enjoy the view inside and outside.
13. Throw some colorful pillows
If you got the eye and sense of color, you could create a lovely décor in your small backyard patio. Coordinate some throw pillows with the painted floor or with the outdoor rug. Throw pillows are affordable and have a fantastic visual impact (when chosen right).
14. Install a subtle hammock
When you go with a natural vibe in your patio, an elegant and slim hammock is going to turn any small patio into a more welcoming space. Always keep in mind the color coordinating principle and play it safe with a minimal number of colors.
15. Look for some dramatic sofa swings
If your patio isn’t too small, you can take a leap of faith with some swing sofas as they’re comfortable and relaxing. They’re an attractive choice for décor, especially if you get the right size for your patio.
16. Place some artistic chairs
A laid-back and flowing feel isn’t tricky to obtain with a couple of sling chairs that make a great first impression. If you’re the crafty type and already own some sling chairs, you can give them a fresh vibe by painting the canvas with a new color.
17. Create a wide-open space
Just because the backyard patio is small doesn’t mean you cannot try creating a clubhouse feeling. Some ample seating, a straw roof, the right mood lighting, and a bar are fun ideas to work when you’re struggling with the backyard space.
18. Install an outdoor bar
Now that you have ample open space on your backyard patio, you shouldn’t hesitate and build a bar for some entertaining experience. An attractive tile pattern and several string lights can help you give a summary vibe outside your house. If it’s possible, you should also try to build a full-on outdoor kitchen- why not stepping up your game?
19. Take the plunge with elevated seating
Color scheme and materials should never be left out of sight when decorating a space, no matter how small that space is. You can make the outdoor space resemble an intimate and lovely living room with some elevated seating, which is always going to give a modern vibe to a small backyard patio.
20. Hang some bistro lights
You should never undermine the power of lighting. Warm glowing lights can turn a small patio into a welcoming space with a blink of an eye. Some industrial-looking bulbs can turn the attention away from the size of your patio, helping you enjoy the backyard a lot more.
21. Try the dramatic patio ceiling
Now that we’re on lights, you should think about painting the ceiling. Choose something that compliments that other pieces of furniture and the whole décor. Keep it simple if you’re not sure if the colors work together or not.
22. Install an adjustable patio chandelier
When you want more versatility for your backyard patio, you can add a candlelit chandelier that you can raise/lower by a rope pulley rigged to a nearby tree.
23. Always play it safe with neutral colors
If you want to stay safe and like the sleek and minimalist vibe in your patio, you should give it a try with a wood-paneled deck. Keep the things on the same tone with some gravel garden and not grass. Add some lighting for making it all more enjoyable.