How To Make the Most of Your Small Outdoor Space

Don’t let a small outdoor patio or balcony keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. Discover how to create a stylish and comfortable alfresco oasis with a few of our space-saving tips. Plus be sure to click on each photo to take the full tour!

Go Round
Designed by Sarah Buehlman, Cantoni Orange County | Photo by Chad Mellon

Round tables are the ultimate space-savers for both indoors and out. Not only can they accommodate a handful of people without taking up a lot of room, but they also encourage conversation since everyone can hear and see each other.

Bonus Tip: Complete the look with a durable and weather-resistant indoor/outdoor rug to bring the comforts of the indoors outside.

Carve Out a Corner to Recline
Designed by Kohl Sudnikovich, Cantoni Atlanta | Photo by Anthony-Masterson

Proof that you don’t need an expansive backyard to catch some rays, this simple but clever set up is perfect for the city-dweller. Whether you want to soak up the sun or curl up with a good book, a minimal chaise lounger is all you need for a relaxing retreat. A plush outdoor pillow—or two—will make it extra comfy while a compact side table will keep drinks easily accessible.

Bonus Tip: Pack your balcony with lush greenery and fresh flowers. Planters filled with tall plants are especially great for providing some privacy.

Throw Pillows
Designed by Benji Rodriguez, Cantoni Dallas | Photo by Michael Hunter

No matter what seating arrangement you decide on, adding decorative pillows is key to creating an ultra-comfortable experience, plus they’re another way to incorporate color and playful patterns.

Bonus Tip: Don’t just bring any pillows outdoor. Make sure to get ones in a material that can withstand the elements of the outdoors like polypropylene. All of our stylish and modern outdoor pillows are mildew, water and fade-resistant.

Small Scale Sofa
Designed by Kohl Sudnikovich, Cantoni Atlanta | Photo by Morgan Blake

A small scale sofa or sectional provides enough comfortable seating for multiple people. The mirrored sofas pictured above encourage conversation while the addition of the coffee table allows for an intimate and casual dining experience.

Bonus Tip: Add lanterns, hurricanes or an outdoor floor lamp to warm up your space and create ambiance.

Built-in Bench
Designed by Josh Delafuente, Cantoni Dallas | Photo by David DeLeon

For homeowners, a built-in bench is a fantastic solution to a tight spot as you can build it to perfectly fit your space. And while it doesn’t necessarily require additional furniture, if you wanted to kick it up a notch adding a cozy fire pit like the one pictured above creates an even more inviting area for relaxing or entertaining all year round.

Bonus Tip: Consider adding an ottoman (or two) for multi-functional style. Not only does an ottoman provide comfortable extra seating but when topped with a serving tray also offers an additional surface area for drinks or snacks.

Whether you’re in need of a major backyard transformation or simply looking for a few pieces to refresh your space, we have a wide selection of modern and durable outdoor furnishings and accessories suited for both expansive backyards and small patios alike. Plus, take advantage of special in-store savings as well as free standard shipping online during The Outdoor Event through April 30, 2019. Need further assistance getting your outdoor space ready for the summer? Connect with one of our designers for a free one-on-one consultation here!