Best Small Patio Ideas to Enjoy This Summer

ACCENTUATE YOUR ANGLES

Calling all minimalists: pared-back furniture is the ideal way to inject some modernity into your outdoor space.

LOUNGE AWAY

Take a cue from Studio Schicketanz and add a set of matching chaise longues for a small patio idea that looks as good as it functions.

STUN WITH SYMMETRY

Consider a symmetrical setup to be the furniture equivalent of ASMR; it can look good in any space or size.

PACK ON THE PLANTS

A single tree is planted in the centre of this back patio, making a statement when paired with outdoor furniture or standing proudly alone.

SPRING FOR SUSPENDED STYLE

This design trick offers an awesome place to kick back and relax—all without taking up too much precious square footage.

MIX AND MATCH

While matching furniture is an easy and efficient way to dress up your small patio, it can also be a little boring. Instead, mix things up by assembling your outdoor set piece by piece.

TRY THE TACTILE TREATMENT

Want to make your small patio both cosy and stylish? Combine various materials in a small area.

GET YOUR GLOW ON

Never underestimate the importance of layered lighting–even on a small patio.

CREATE A POP OF COLOR

This bold space by Atelier Davis, which contrasts a neutral table from RH, Restoration Hardware, with bright chairs from Petite Friture, will appeal to avid maximalists.

BRING THE INSIDE OUT

The Los Angeles–based designer added a Van Keppel-Green table, a collection of Mathieu Matégot chairs, and a striking pendant by Louis Poulsen to his backyard.