Not all living spaces can boast of spacious outdoor areas — but this doesn’t mean you can no longer make full use of what little outdoor space you have. Here at Dreamo, we offer a wide range of space-saving, versatile, and multipurpose furniture pieces that can liven up your minimal outdoor area in a snap.
Take a look at some of our best tips in making the most of your small outdoor space — so you always get more for less:
Choose a focal point
A focal point can easily draw attention to the most important area of your outdoor space — whether it’s a comfortable sofa lounge, a planter or shelf, or a lone chair with a side table. It helps you to focus, instead of creating a cluttered look that can make any small space much more cramped and uncomfortable. Once you have a focal point figured out, you can easily pick out the right furniture that will fit the space effortlessly.
Select furniture with a slim profile
While bulky furniture with thick cushions can be ultra-comfortable, it may not be the best choice for small outdoor spaces. The same goes for tables with thick legs, chunky features, or wide designs. To maximise the use of your outdoor space, go for slim and versatile furniture. Wooden seats, ottomans that can double as a side table, sectionals, and multi-purpose pieces are great choices. You may also go for foldable or moveable furniture that you can stack away when not in use. Check out some of the space-saving outdoor furniture available from the Dreamo website today.
Consider the placement of your furniture
Prior to shopping for outdoor furniture for your balcony or small patio, iron out the placement of crucial pieces first. For elongated spaces, consider placing long furniture such as sofas and lounges along one wall, leaving the rest of the space for better leg room. Tables can be placed in one corner to save on space.
Incorporate smart storage solutions
Check out versatile furniture pieces that come with hidden storage — for example, wooden benches that can store linens and cushions underneath it, or corner tables that allow you to keep books and toys out of sight. The availability of storage options can help eliminate clutter which, in turn, can make any spatially-challenged area more spacious than it is.
Use individual outdoor chairs
Instead of outfitting your small outdoor space with a huge sofa or lounger, consider placing individual chairs instead. You may combine arm chairs with ottomans or foldable chairs with cushioned seating. This way, you can accommodate more seating without having to cramp the patio or balcony with a huge sofa. Consider adding some rugs or mats to accommodate on-the-floor seating when needed.
The Bottom Line
Just because you have a small outdoor space doesn’t mean you’ll have to give up furnishing it entirely. The right size and type of furniture can make or break the look and feel of your confined space. Take a look at some of the Dreamo furniture selections and start planning on your furniture haul. Your outdoor space — no matter how small — clearly deserves it.