Space saving suggestions for small outdoor places

Don't let lack of room stop you from getting the outdoor area that fits your needs. Here are some ways to make the most of your outdoor space

Story by: Loukas Tsitsiridakis
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This small outdoor entertaining area and pool area was set up with a barbeque, outdoor seating, plantings, lighting and pine decking.

With Summer on the way, it’s time to get your outdoor spaces in order.

The golden rule with small spaces is to keep it simple or else the area will become too cluttered.

Before you start, decide what you intend to use the space for

Are you a frequent entertainer? Need a place for the kids to run around? Or maybe looking for somewhere quiet to relax? 

Your intended use will dictate what you do with the space.

Stick to one design style, a strict colour palette and high quality finishes to ensure your space looks cohesive.


The Hammock Chair Recliner from Hammock World fits canopy, gazebo, house, outdoor structure, pavilion, plant, tree, white, black
The Hammock Chair Recliner from Hammock World fits into any outdoor space

It’s also important to consider whether you need the space to be usable year round or just during summer. If you want to use it year-round, some form of shelter will be necessary.

Furniture is one way you can save space. Use collapsible furniture like this hammock chair, which can be easily detached when not in use. Or go the multifunctional route to ensure efficiency.

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This sustainable house has vertical gardens integrated into the outdoor space

Keep decorations simple, as over decorating will take up your limited space and make the area feel chaotic and messy.

Have you run out of space? Go up!

Vertical gardens are a great way to add life to your outdoor area without taking up much floor space. This can be especially useful if you live in urban areas with minimal greenery.

Lacking space doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden, either. Many vegetables, citrus plants and herbs can be grown in containers. 

Just because your outdoor space is small, doesn't mean it has to be restrictive. 

Making efficient, calculated changes is the key to creating the perfect outdoor space for you – regardless of size restrictions.

Sep 05, 2018
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