Outfitting a small outdoor space doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. A small space doesn’t require fewer pieces, less color or toned-down personality. With thoughtful consideration, you can still style your patio or balcony with smaller-scaled pieces (in some cases, the same exact pieces!) and accessories you’d use in a larger space. Read on for our small-scale, big-impact picks.
OPTIMA BEVERAGE DISPENSER
Entertaining in a small space? Skip the bar and made-to-order drinks, and opt for a pre-made specialty cocktail. Use the Optima Beverage Dispenser to keep your drinks perfectly chilled – and you won’t have to put out an ice bucket.
BALANCING FROG TABLE
Get the most out of your space with two-in-one pieces. Both a conversation piece and serving tray, this balancing frog can hold drinks or canapes.
SUNBURST COCO DOOR MAT
Cleanliness becomes even more important in a small space, so you’ll want to ensure dirt and debris are kept to a minimum. A durable natural fiber door mat will help interior floors stay clean and is both weather and mildew resistant.
While an expansive dining scenario may not be in the cards, you can still create a space to enjoy your coffee in the morning or host dinner for two. Echo Parisian street style with a weather-resistant table and bistro style chairs, and you may even have room for an extra chair or two.
WESTON WINE CADDY
A win for anybody who has ever tried juggling more than is doable on the trip from the kitchen to the patio, this wine caddy holds everything you need to enjoy an evening outside: two bottles of wine, four glasses and an assortment of snacks.
While lanterns serve as a nice visual accent in a large outdoor space, they can become a focal point in a smaller area. Not only that, the importance of soft light, like a candle’s glow, can’t be underestimated in a small space where harsh shadows from brighter lights become even harsher.
PALERMO PETITE MODULAR SEATING
We scaled down our most popular outdoor wicker seating collection to fit balconies and small patios. The best part? You can buy only the pieces you need to create the seating arrangement that maximizes your space.
Comfort is key, whether your space is large or small. And if your gathering is casual, guests can take pillows to the ground to relax. Does your small space boast a little extra room? A stack of floor pillows will provide even more comfort. (If you regularly host large groups, a small-sized outdoor rug might make your guests even more comfortable.)
Another two-in-one, small side tables and stools can pull double duty and serve as extra seating or a place to rest drinks. If your space won’t allow for a coffee table, a trio of stools can fill in and be easily stored in corners and nooks when not in use.
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