Face it, not all of us have massive backyards to create a luxury outdoor patio area. Fortunately, you do not need a great deal of space to make a big statement. If space is at a premium in your outdoor area, we suggest you use these tips to make your space at least appear a little bigger than it really is.
Choose your focal point
The center of your patio arrangement is going to be the focal point of your outdoor space. This is where you are going to build around and it is going to be primary gathering point in your space. It is important to determine what would best suit your outdoor area and where you are going to make optimal use of your space.
The longest furniture you have goes against the longest wall
We can’t actually make your outdoor area larger – but we can make it appear that way. If you are working with limited outdoor space it is crucial to think about the strategic placement of your patio furniture. If you want a tip, you can take your extended furniture that you have outdoor (which in most cases is a sofa or a table) and place it along the longest wall. Once you have done that, you want your furniture to face the focal point that you previously selected. Once you have done that, you can go ahead and start moving other outdoor patio furniture around it to further accessorize your outdoor space.
Do you go symmetrical or asymmetrical?
You have limited space available, which means that each patio furniture item you select needs to complement the overall mood, ambiance, and space that you want to create for your outdoor patio area. This is a question that you need to ask yourself, do you want something a bit quirkier, lax or casual? Then you can opt for an asymmetrical patio arrangement. This is going to seem a bit more laidback than some other options.
If you want something more formal, it might be a good idea to opt for a symmetrical arrangement. This is going to determine the right patio furniture.
Make sure that you have plenty of light
It doesn’t matter how large the outdoor area you have is – it is going to look better lit up. That is why it is always recommend that you have plenty of lighting when looking to furnish your outdoor patio area. This allows you to use your outdoor space any time of the day or night.
A fire pit can help make it feel intimate
It sounds contradictory right? You have very little space available, why use that premium space and fill it with a fire pit? The reason for it is because this is going to provide a radiant centerpiece where everyone is going to want to gather. This is going to make the outdoor area feel even more special.