Small Patio Décor Starts with Pretty Plants, a Pop Of Color and the Perfect Balance of Furniture to Accents

Even if your patio is small in size, it can pack big style and be the worthy retreat that you want it to be. Some clever décor and a few small patio furniture ideas will have you well on your way to enjoying your patio space this glorious season. Take a look at these inspirational ideas to get you started.

Small Patio Decor Ideas and Tips

Embrace Color

Let your patio have its own vibrant personality thanks to the many gorgeous color choices out there in patio sets and outdoor furniture cushions. Make your seating area cozy with a retro red patio set, or let a few vibrant patio pillows give your space the right pop of color. Having a few outdoor poufs on hand will be convenient for impromptu seating is needed when extra guests arrive.

Create a Small Patio Garden 

Even if your patio is nowhere near any form of nature and you’re working with cement floors and bare walls, you can transform it into a lush oasis with a few of these patio plant ideas. Aim to add three greenery elements into your space. Put a container garden where it makes the most sense, such as along a deck railing near some sunlight. When you don’t have much of a footprint to work with, go vertical with a hanging plant or two that can drape downward. Small potted trees, outdoor flower pots, topiaries or small ficus trees are all worth consideration. Ask your local garden store for recommendations based on your climate and exposure to the elements. Here are some more ideas on creating container gardening.

Play with Practicality

When space is limited, see where you can make décor choices that can serve multiple purposes. Today there are many backyard fire pits that can double as drink chillers one day or as a side table on another day. Let an ottoman pouf serve as a coffee table to hold a tray of snacks, or switch it to extra seating on another day.

Keep It Light

A small patio space can benefit from a light touch. Choose delicate wrought iron patio furniture in creamy white that keeps the décor feeling airy and light. Hang sheer curtains and outdoor hanging lights to further the breezy look. Let an outdoor rug in a subtle neutral softly anchor your seating area.

Get Creative with Small Patio Decor

In a small patio space, you want to choose your accent pieces wisely. Fill a barren wall with a lovely piece of wall art. Use a vintage water pitcher as a vase for fresh flowers. Be sure to have a side table nearby to hold a refreshing drink and a pile of good books. Make your patio, no matter what the size, your very own outdoor retreat!