If the outdoor space in your home is on the smaller side, many people write this off as a negative, but it doesn’t need to be that way. A smaller space can be a great option for your home’s outdoors. Less space means you can prioritise the smaller room you have to capitalise on its qualities properly and prioritise furnishing it with all of the best furniture and accessories. You don’t have to leave your outdoor space empty and can still bring your dream outdoor space to life.That’s why we’ve devised these small space solutions for outdoor furniture for homes in Australia…
Less is more
When it comes to furnishing your outdoor space, the best advice we can give you is that less is more. You can still decorate your outdoor space with furniture even in a smaller space, but due to the limited space, we suggest being slightly more selective. You don’t need tons of fancy apparatus to have a well-furnished outdoor space, sometimes simple is better. Stick to the necessities and opt for more minimal, less spacious furniture. Furniture like garden chairs can do wonders and have come a long way from foldable chairs, although we still love the classic! Garden chairs now can be a centrepiece in themselves and are perfect for relaxing and catching up with friends. In a smaller outdoor space, try something like the Dreamo 2 seater rattan chat set. Perfect for catching up with friends, it’s the ideal outdoor furniture piece for a smaller space.
As we said, be selective. And the best way to do this is by looking at the necessities. Be practical when you’re choosing your outdoor furniture. You may not be able to fit everything you want in your outdoor space, and it’s best to have fewer, high-quality pieces that are more useful, than a lot of unnecessary furniture sets you could do without making your space appear cramped, disorganised and possibly uncomfortable for guests. That’s why we say go for practicality first by looking at necessities.
What furniture sets would be useful given the space you have and what you use them for? For example, if you have guests over a lot you may want to consider some seating options such as small couches and chairs. If it’s mainly used for yourself and your partner to relax, why not try a small day bed for you to sit together?
Consider your colour palette
After being selective with your outdoor furniture options, you’ll also want to consider the colour compositions. As you will be having fewer furniture pieces, you may want fewer colours. In the same way that too many furniture pieces may appear cramped and disorganised, too many colour choices may have the same effect. You don’t want your palette to be visually overwhelming, so try to be smart about what you choose. We recommend more minimalist, muted colours.
Why not try something natural and organic like wicker and rattan to create a warm, boho-chic vibe? Natural may be the way forward as it is subtle yet elegant. On the other hand, you could try a crisp white for a bit of a brighter look. Choosing a lighter colour should also open the space up to appear bigger. With white furniture, you could even add a pop of colour with your cushions but stick to one to keep it organised.
To explore more of our range of outdoor furniture pieces, suitable for big and small spaces, check out the rest of our website or contact us at 02 7966 4254 to enquire today!