Sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather is a great way to relax and unwind, especially in the summer and fall. Even if you don’t have a lot of outdoor space, there are many ways that you can turn any small patio into your personal, outdoor oasis. Here are some top design ideas that are easy, creative and will help to make your space uniquely yours.
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Just because you have limited outdoor space doesn’t mean that you can’t grow fresh vegetables. Untapped areas, such as vertical spaces, are great for gardens. Wooden ladders and fences provide an artsy way to hang potted plants. To create the greatest herb garden, repurpose an old wooden table by filling the drawers with soil and herbs.
Make your small patio the place to be, by adding a small chair and table. From neon paint to different weather resistant fabrics, the ideas are endless. To make this area pop with style, paint the floor a bright color or add an outdoor rug, opting for something a little more edgy than a welcome mat. Whichever you choose, your neighbors will surely be envious.
Your love for art doesn’t have to stay inside. Decorate those walls with painted canvases, mirrors or even something of your own creation. Another great idea is to update your wall-mounted mailbox, giving it a look of its own. Make it uniquely yours with simple touches that will add artsy curb appeal. From waterproof paint to adding hooks and a welcome sign, the ideas to enhance mailboxes are endless.
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There’s nothing wrong with going the traditional route and adding potted flowers to enhance your patio. Instead of planting marigolds or petunias, try something more exotic. Sunflowers, orchids, and pussy willows will all put an added edge to your look. A small, potted tree can add a distinct look.
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Feeling like you’re in the middle of the woods has never been easier with your small patio. Plus, there will be very little involved in creating this outdoor feel. Opt for worn, wooden furniture and a fire pit to complete the look. Not only will you step outside and feel as if you’re a world away, but it’s the perfect spot for making a small campfire and eating those yummy s’mores.
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Animal print? Red? Fall? The ideas for a themed patio are endless. You can create your look with accent pillows and tables or go all out and decorate everything. Perfect for those who love themes or have always wanted to go a bit crazy with color, this small patio idea will definitely make your space unique.
Whether you choose to decorate with a holiday theme or to use your walls to maximize space and grow your dream garden, there’s a perfect way for you to update and decorate your tiny patio. It’s time to turn that patio into the hippest place in the neighborhood.