Choosing Patio Furniture for Compact Spaces


Posted by Chair King Backyard Store

Big style for small spaces.

Whether you have a cozy apartment balcony, a petite porch, or a tiny backyard, you can still create an inviting outdoor oasis with the right patio furniture. It's just a matter of finding the right fit. In this blog, we'll walk you through how to measure your outdoor space and find the outdoor furniture that suits your lifestyle, space constraints, and style. From bistro dining sets to compact outdoor seating sets, your patio may be small, but your options are not! Let's get started.

Understanding Your Lifestyle and Needs:

Before, measure your outdoor area with a tape measure. You will need to note the length and width of your space and the size of any architectural features like fences, pillars, or doorways that could impact furniture placement. Depending on how tight your outdoor space is, you could run into accessibility problems, so be mindful of how much room you need to open your door. It's also important to consider sun exposure and your desired view when envisioning your outdoor layout.

Understanding Your Lifestyle and Needs:

Next, think about how you intend to use your outdoor space. Are you looking for a cozy spot to enjoy morning coffee, a space for alfresco dining, or a relaxing lounge area for evening unwinding? Your lifestyle and preferences will dictate the type of furniture that best suits your needs. For example, if dining outdoors is a priority, opt for a bistro dining set with a small footprint or a five-piece dining set if your space allows. On the other hand, if you enjoy lounging and entertaining guests, consider investing in a compact seating set with comfortable cushions. A modular outdoor seating set may be a perfect fit in your space.

Choosing the Right Furniture:

Now comes the fun part – selecting the perfect backyard furniture for your small outdoor space. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

1. Size Matters: Opt for compact patio furniture that won't overwhelm your space. Look for sleek designs and slim profiles that maximize seating without sacrificing precious square footage. Our bistro dining sets are an excellent choice for intimate gatherings, offering stylish seating options without overcrowding your balcony or porch.

2. Material Selection: When it comes to outdoor furniture, durability is key. Choose materials that can withstand the elements while complementing your aesthetic preferences. Our range of small sets includes options in cast aluminum, aluminum, polymer, resin wicker, and teak, each offering unique benefits such as weather resistance, low maintenance, and timeless appeal. Consider the climate in your area and the level of maintenance you're willing to commit to when selecting the material. Polymer is an excellent material for sea-side spaces while, resin wicker does best without too much direct sunlight.

3. Versatility: Look for furniture pieces that serve multiple functions to maximize utility in a small space. For instance, a bistro dining set with foldable chairs or a nesting design allows for easy storage when not in use, freeing up valuable space for other activities. Similarly, our 3-piece seating sets and Adirondack chairs offer comfortable seating solutions that can be arranged to suit various occasions, from solo relaxation to intimate gatherings.

4. Comfort and Style: While functionality is essential, don't forget about comfort and aesthetics. Choose furniture with plush cushions, ergonomic designs, and stylish finishes that reflect your taste. Our small patio sets are available in a range of colors, patterns, and finishes to suit any decor scheme, from modern minimalism to classic elegance.

Maximizing Space Efficiency:

Once you've selected your deck furniture, it's time to arrange them strategically to make the most of your small outdoor space. Experiment with different layouts, keeping pathways clear and ensuring adequate flow between furniture pieces. Consider vertical space by incorporating wall-mounted planters, string lights, or shelves to add visual interest without encroaching on floor space.

Lack of space, not lack of imagination.

With thoughtful planning and the right furniture choices, furnishing small outdoor spaces can be practical and stylish. Whether you're sipping cocktails on a balcony or hosting a dinner party on a petite porch, our range of small sets offers versatile solutions tailored to your needs. So go ahead, embrace the charm of your compact outdoor oasis, and create memorable moments in the comfort of your own home.

16th Apr 2024 BigCommerce

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