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Tips for Choosing Patio Furniture for Small Outdoor Spaces

Believe it or not, you don’t have to sacrifice your design goals just because you have a little outdoor space. We’ve got easy tips on choosing the right furniture pieces for your outdoor oasis.

Even if you have a small balcony, patio or deck, you can still meet your design goals. How? It all comes down to space-saving designs and choosing the right patio furniture. Whether you want to create an outdoor dining space or a cozy lounge to relax, here are some great ideas for furnishing a small outdoor space.

How to Choose the Right Furniture for Your Outdoor Space  

Choose the Right Couch

This will need some extra planning as the couch is generally the largest piece of patio furniture that you’d have in your outdoor space. You can choose anything from loveseats, sofas and sectionals depending on the space you have. Picking patio furniture with slimmer profiles will work in your favour. Place them against the wall to free up the center space. You can further coordinate your furniture with a sleek coffee table or an ottoman.

Create a Cozy Dining Area 

A small dining set is the best thing to have in your outdoor space so you can enjoy a nice meal with your family. Choose a compact table with two to four chairs to create an intimate setting. You can even go for foldable chairs so you don’t have to keep them around the table when you’re not using them. Adding a small dining set to your patio will not only enhance the ambiance but will also give you a perfect space to enjoy your meals any night of the week.

Choose the Right Patio Chairs  

Patio chairs add the perfect comfort element to your outdoor space, however, they can take up a lot of space. Opt for more modern patio chairs, as these tend to be sleeker in design. We love stackable chairs because you can store them away when you’re not using them. You can even save a few extra inches by choosing armless chairs. We also recommend chairs with a round frame and seat so you can easily tuck them underneath your table as much as possible.  Choosing these chairs will give you the flexibility and organization you need to manage a smaller space. Don’t forget to add your personality to your space by adding accent pillows to your chairs.

Declutter with Smart Storage Ideas 

Storage benches are an excellent choice for a small patio because you get two benefits here. Storage benches provide ample seating space and a place to store away unnecessary clutter. These benches tend to have a slim look and can nicely complement a space. While you’re deciding what goes in your storage bench, now’s a good time to take stock at what you own and decide whether it goes in the “keep” pile or the “donation” pile. When you have a small space it’s important that every item you have plays an important role and is necessary or else it just adds more clutter.

Choose the Right Accent Table 

Outdoor accent tables come in a variety of sizes and styles so you can easily find one that fits your space perfectly. Go for a foldable side table that you can bring out whenever needed. Alternatively, integrating a storage accent table is a great idea if you have a small corner space. This will give you additional storage space and a great place to leave a patio drink. We are huge fans of nesting tables, especially for a small space, because you can store multiple tables at once without taking up all that space.

Once you have the right patio furniture, take it a step further by adding your own personality to make it home. You can do this by adding a small water feature, mood lighting, fluffy throw pillows or some potted plants.

With the right planning and patio furniture, you can make the tiniest balcony feel like a big getaway. So, if you’re feeling it’s time to add a facelift to your outdoor space this summer, visit us at The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop. Our versatile range of pretty, functional outdoor furniture is sure to cater to your space-crunch needs.

At The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop, we get to know our customers and their vision to make the best recommendations possible. Give us a call or stop by our store and we’ll be happy to guide you through the process of choosing the right patio furniture for your outdoor space.

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