27 ideas to turn your small outdoor space into a private oasis
If you live in the city, you probably don’t have acres of backyards or sprawling patios (if you have access to private outdoor space, you’re in the lucky minority). Pick furniture, gadgets, and decor items that work in your space, and you’ll end up with an outdoor living paradise.
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Arrange the space
Create a coffee corner or a conversation corner; not everything has to match, that’s the beauty of outdoor living.
Efficiency is key
Make your space work with portable, foldable and stackable items and equipment that do double duty.
Perfect, but make it small
The tools you need, in tight spaces.
Be smart with storage
Keep gardening and entertainment equipment close and out of sight to expand the space. A storage bench or a set of colorful drawers does its job and looks great.
Go vertical with your garden
Vertical gardens are like art for the outdoors. Maximize people’s space by placing plants on walls, railings and fences.
Decorate, illuminate, sublimate
Don’t neglect decoration like lighting, rugs, art and plants for your outdoor space.
|Bring art into your space with this abstract concrete end table, which is also designed for outdoor use, available in dark gray, black and ivory.
Avoriaz 17.7″ Tall Concrete Abstract Side Table, $256, All Modern
|This cool, glowing orb charges via USB; you can take it with you, indoors or outdoors.
Carrie Portable LED Lantern, $245 at Design Within Reach
|This USB-powered LED lamp transforms any space into a warm and welcoming room.
Portable PC Lamp, $84.15 at Design Within Reach
|Rugs add a unique decorative element to any size patio, deck or porch.
Mina Geometric Flatweave Indoor/Outdoor Rug, $163 at Wayfair
|These tiny string lights are easy to weave into anything for an instant festive mood; Because they are battery operated, there is no need to search for an outlet.
Battery-Powered Waterproof String Lights, $15.00 at Amazon
|You didn’t know you needed a Zen fountain in your life, did you?
Ceramic LED Lighted Fountain, $290 at Wayfair
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