To eat, relax, or as a makeshift garden between four walls. Although mini, yours can be a super yard.
01. DECORATE YOUR PATIO WITH THE BASICS
Small spaces are often a challenge. Do I prioritize space, comfort, or style? Actually at three. The key is to adjust to what is necessary and choose pieces that are light and with character. The white forged ones with a modernist stamp – like the ones in the image – will fulfill all your conditions. Did you know that this courtyard is in the middle of the city?
02. HOW TO DECORATE A SMALL AND INTERIOR PATIO
When it comes to the decoration of small and closed interior patios, it is best to use them for a single-use. To make it look bigger – and also enjoy that feeling from inside your home – glass walls and doors are great allies. They will bathe your house in the light that falls on the patio while gaining in spaciousness.
03. A CORNER TO COOL OFF
If there is no room for more or you have a disused corner on the patio, an outdoor shower will delight everyone. When it is very hot – and there is no swimming pool – you will be grateful for having installed it! Complete the decoration of your small patio with some potted plants. And don’t forget a towel holder, like the decorative ladder in the picture. It is the chic point that any patio needs!
04. MORE SPACE WITH A CORNER SOFA
If you don’t want to waste a millimeter of your interior patio, place an L-shaped sofa that makes the most of the space as much as possible. To make room for plants, put up planters as backing. Comfort is guaranteed, but also a natural and fresh environment.
05. A SECOND LOUNGE IN THE COURTYARD
Turn a small interior patio into an extra living area in your home. Use the same resources that you have used to decorate your living room: comfortable seats –and some extra if necessary–, a practical and decorative coffee table and, of course, textiles to provide unity and warmth. A rug that covers the whole, cushions on the seats, and a blanket for when it gets cool. You will be better than in your living room!
06. WHEN THE YARD IS NARROW AND LONG
Make it dining! Place a table along with the patio and add some comfortable chairs. Extra comfortable if you want the after-tables to be longer and your guests feel at home. It is one of the best options for decorating small patios.
07. A PATIO WITH AROMA AND LOTS OF COLOR
There is nothing more pleasant than enjoying a delicious breakfast surrounded by the fragrance and color of bougainvilleas! With a simple outdoor set, you can complete the decoration of your small patio with plants, many plants. And if they are with flowers, better than better!
08. PLANTS ALSO PROVIDE SHADE
And also, of beauty, plants are a magnificent resource to define spaces, grant shade, and refresh the environment. Make your little patio a private oasis safe from the eyes of others and with shade all day! In this house in Ronda, everything is an inspiration.
09. OR ADD AN AWNING
The shade is the most precious thing in any outdoor space. For a small patio, awnings are the best alternative, they extend about 2 or 3 meters and protect the area closest to the facade. This is everything you need to know about patio awnings.
10. MORE WARMTH WITH NATURAL FIBERS
Materials and fabrics such as hemp, wicker, or sisal are used to add a warm touch to any environment. Also to a small patio! But you can go a step further with decorative objects made of vegetable fibers. Like the hanging baskets, with a prominent place, and making the brick wall go completely unnoticed.
11. TURN PLANTS INTO PROTAGONISTS
Are the walls of your patio ugly? Cover them with leafy, climbing plants and they will go unnoticed. Choose species that are easy to care for and spend your time relaxing and enjoying yourself. It is one of the best ideas for decorating a small patio.
12. A PATIO THAT GOES UP THE WALLS
The walls are perfect canvases to enhance the decoration of your small patio. There are many ways to camouflage it and make it more attractive. One idea is to design a wooden wall with shelves in which to place small pots with plants.
13. HOW IS THE DECORATION OF SMALL AND RUSTIC PATIOS
To achieve a country and bucolic look, wrought iron furniture is ideal to achieve the classic and timeless air you are looking for. Floors are also important: gravel or stone floors are perfect, but clay tiles will also give your small patio a rugged and rural look.
14. MIX MATERIALS AND HIT!
The key to your outdoor area to be sublime and speak of you is the correct combination of elements. Improve the decoration of your small patio by mixing plants, wrought iron, wicker, ceramic, and even stones!
15. A ROMANTIC PATIO BY CANDLELIGHT
Lighting is essential in any space in your house to make it more welcoming, warm, and versatile. Also in the yard! The lamp fibers are a trend but do not forget to add some candles.
16. DECORATING SMALL PATIOS WITH MODERN STYLE
If you want a contemporary look in the patio, the latest is natural wood and natural fiber furniture, with simple and curved lines. The natural look is worn and we love to see it on your patio too.
17. KEEP YOUR PATIO ON TREND
To maintain a style of the most ‘in’ in your small patio, it is not necessary to make a large investment. By renewing textiles, such as cushions and rugs, your patio will remain current and worthy of a magazine cover.
18. A SMALL PATIO WITH ANDALUSIAN CHARM
If you like the scent of patios with geraniums, fill yours with them – it is also one of the many plants that repel mosquitoes -. Place them in all kinds of flowerpots and planters as the landscaper Eduardo Borrás did in this patio and the rest of the garden of the interior designer María Lladó’s house.
19. WHEN LESS IS MORE
When space is minimal, sometimes you have to go for the minimalist trend. A tree can be the most decorative element if you give it all the prominence. Frame it with glass and wood windows and it will look like a delicate Japanese garden.
20. DECORATING SMALL PATIOS: PLAY WITH THE FLOORS
They define the decoration of your small patio. Use wooden and stone floors that delimit and mark the spaces. As in the image, the wood has been left for the covered part, while the one that is outdoors is decorated with stones.
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