Home Tip Tuesday: Making the Most of a Small Outdoor Living Space


At the end of a long, stressful day, you may desire nothing more than to spend a few minutes of solitude in the comfort of your outdoor living space. You might find breathing fresh, outdoor air and viewing nature rejuvenating. Regardless of the size of your outdoor living area, you can turn it into a relaxing retreat. However, working with a smaller space can pose problems. To make the most of a tiny outdoor living area, consider the following tips.

Invest in Multi-functional Furniture
Multi-functional furniture provides you with the option to transform your space in mere minutes. For instance, some couches convert to dining tables. Certain stools can be utilized as tables too.  If you want to purchase a table, a folding option is a great idea. When you’re not utilizing it, you can compactly store it out of view. Buying multi-functional furniture negates the need to crowd your space with several, bulky items. 

Focus on Your Unique Needs
When shopping for furniture pieces for your outdoor space, focus on your needs. Is a dining table that will seat six people an essential? If you’re not a fan of al fresco dining, you may not want to purchase a table at all. Will you and your significant other primarily use your living space? Consider buying only two chairs.  



Plant a Vertical Garden
Is your small outdoor living space stymieing your dreams of gardening? If you don’t have space to plant a full garden, go with a vertical one. Fasten a few potted plants to a wall, a fence, or both. Besides colorful flowers, you can grow delicious herbs, fruits, and vegetables such as:
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Lettuces
  • Radishes
  • Chives

Add a Water Feature 
A small outdoor living space doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful water feature.  While you might not have room for an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a fountain or a waterfall wall may be an option. The relaxing sounds of running water can keep your small space serene and peaceful.

Spending time outdoors can be one of the simplest and most rewarding joys of life. Thankfully, you don’t need acres and acres of land to enjoy the beauty the outdoors offers.  Use these tips to make the most of your small outdoor living space today!

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