Your patio space doesn’t need to be large in order to make it inviting, useful, or beautiful! A small patio can provide a very intimate, cozy experience! You can turn any patio area into one you’ll love with a few stylish and functional outdoor furniture ideas. No matter how large or small your patio is, the right furniture can complete your yard and create livable spaces you never knew you needed.
Scale is important when designing your outdoor space. As outdoor furniture experts, we recommend thinking about the space’s overall function – how do you plan to use your outdoor space and who else will enjoy it? Knowing this is necessary before you start styling with furniture pieces.
Is your patio a sanctuary just for you, or do you hope to use the space to entertain?
Answering these questions will help you narrow down the type of patio furniture you need.
If you need help designing a small patio space, we’re here to help with furniture ideas. We encourage you to request a free design consultation with one of our exterior-design-guide experts. We can take the dimensions of your space and help you decide which patio furniture pieces are the right scale for your space. Although we carry an inventory of very large outdoor furniture pieces, we also offer smaller pieces to accommodate small spaces!
Here are some small space ideas you can create:
1. Lounge Area
A lounge area doesn’t have to accommodate a large group. A single chaise lounge, or two, paired with an end table and umbrella is perfectly suited for a smaller space. This setup provides an inviting ambiance – whether it’s to work on your tan, take a nap, read a book, or simply to sit and chat!
2. Outdoor Reading Nook
Reading outside is truly enjoyable with a plush club chair. Arrange one or two chairs in a small patio space to create a cozy seating area. Place an end table nearby for beverages and snacks. If you like to swivel in and out, check out our club swivel gliders.
3. Front Door/Porch Sitting Area
If you have a front porch, your outdoor furniture can be used to add balance and say welcome! You can hang out and wave to your neighbors. A dining or club chair paired with an end table by the front door is a great way to configure a small outdoor space and add visual appeal from the curb.
4. Garden Area
Use a small table or two to create a space for a garden area. Arrange potted plants and other landscape essentials on top of the tables to create a beautiful garden in a small space. You can also find a small profile water fountain to accent the garden with motion and sound!
5. Fire Pit Table
Small spaces can still have a fire pit table! A 44” round fire pit table for smaller spaces works great with our small-scale Inverness Club Swivel Rockers, which come with our exclusive Bliss Cushions (backed with a 5-year warranty). They are smaller chairs, but they don't compromise comfort.
6. Dining Space
You don’t need a large table and a multitude of chairs to create an outdoor dining space. If you have a balcony or a small patio, we have a variety of dining tables or balcony tables that can work for you. We offer various sizes in both round and rectangular tables so you can find a size and shape that works best for your space.
Don’t forget to add outdoor lighting. Cafe string lights, light fixtures and rechargeable table lamps can bring a lovely ambiance! Portable or outdoor speakers connected to a music source will create some great background vibes as you relax alone or with guests.
At Paddy Furniture, we stand behind what we design and sell. Our famous Bliss Cushions have a 5-year warranty, and we offer a 25-year warranty on our Bliss EcoLumber Furniture collections. Investing in high-quality materials will ensure your furniture provides you with years of enjoyment.
If you need help laying out your space, give one of our showrooms a call. An exterior design guide can help you – wherever you live! If something doesn’t work out within 30 days after delivery (let’s say you decide you want a different furniture setup), we’ll be happy to exchange what you have for what you prefer. Are you ready to shop for some stylish outdoor furniture? Visit one of our locations, or shop online at Paddy O' Furniture!