How to make the most out of a small outdoor space

how to make the most of a small outdoor space
Categories: Garden Pergolas

When designing an outdoor space for your home, it can be frustrating to try to bring your dream garden area to life with a patio that has limited space. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a truly exceptional garden to relax in. In this article we highlight how you can make a few wise choices so even the smallest outdoor space can be transformed into a beautiful haven.

Choose multi-functional items and furniture

If you enjoy hosting outdoors, but your space is too small to do so, choosing mulit-functional furniture is the way to go. Find items such as planters on wheels or hanging flower pots that can be moved should you need more space for entertaining. Additionally, furniture with hidden storage can be great for putting away your gardening tools when they're not in use and is a great space saver. Remember that the less furniture you have, the more multifunctional the ones you do have should be.


Take advantage of sectional furniture

Sectional furntiure can be a great space saver as it can be broken down into smaller pieces. When you entertain regularly, you'll want to have as much sitting space as possible so try using a u-shaped outdoor sectional which can provide ample seating for guests. Be aware that if you over clutter your space, your outdoor living area will appear smaller.


Use plants

Liven up your outdoor living space with plently of plants chosen in a colour scheme that suits your style perfectly. Lavender is a great addition to your space as not only does it smell great, it also helps keeps the bugs at bay. A trellis is another great way to bring colour to your al-fresco area. We love pairing trelisses with bright wisteria, climbing hydrangeas or roses. 


Broadview has been supplying and installing garden shading to homes across the South for decades, even those with small gardens or patios. With a wide range of products and design options available, you’re sure to find the ideal solution for your home and garden. To learn more or to arrange your free, no obligation quotation, get in touch with the friendly Broadview team today on 01202 679012.

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