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How To Decorate a Small Patio You’ll Love

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A few lovely accessories is all a small patio needs to go from drab to fab!

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My front porch patio has been completely neglected since we moved in two years ago. But I am happy to say in just a few short weeks, all that has changed. Once I found the perfect seating, the other pieces just fell into place. So if you’re intimidate by a tiny front porch like I was, don’t be! I will show you how to decorate a small patio easily and create the perfect place to gather with family and friends all Summer long.

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

First you need to lay eyes on my sad little porch…

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

Yes, that black planter needs a new coat of paint desperately! Now that you’ve seen all that…let me show you how it looks now. (post includes affiliate links)

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

Big difference, right?! I love it and I’m so glad I finally decided to tackle decorating this space. You see, my porch patio is small, like 4 ft by 8 ft small. You can tell from the picture below that it’s basically like a side porch.

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

So I had to get creative with my seating options. I searched and searched and finally found a bench I could squeeze into the space against the back brick wall. I didn’t want seating on the longer, house siding wall because then the view would be our neighbors home. Boring!

With the bench on the back, the view is facing out towards the street. It’s perfect for watching the boys ride their bikes or play in the yard, plus it’s tucked away so it’s more private. Win/win! 

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

I loved the bench’s matching coffee table and  side chair  too. I knew the opposite corner would be perfect place for someone to lounge as well. 

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

So after I found the furniture I went hunting for the perfect rug to ground this space. Finding a rug that squeezed into this tiny area was almost harder than finding the seating. I really needed a 4ft by 8ft rug but all the ones I liked were either bigger or smaller. What’s up with that?!

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

I accidentally found this blue and white rug on a whim one day. It was on sale, but a little too big. I decided to risk it. As soon as I got home, I placed it on the porch. It was perfect except just a little to wide. To remedy the extra couple of inches, I just folded one side under. No one will even notice. 

I scored the pillows at Home Goods. I got three but wish I would have bought all four. Of course, when I went back a few days later it was gone. Tip when shopping Home Goods: if you think you might want it, BUY IT. Or someone else will. 

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

These wall hanging baskets were leftover from my Spring Home tour.  My new hydrangea plants look pretty good in them, don’t ya think? Don’t worry, these babies will be planted soon along side the front porch. But for now, they’re living it up basket style. 😉 

 How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

The final touch was a few accessories like these lovely black lanterns, a fun tray and a little more green with a cute fern.

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

How to decorate a small patio - a few lovely accessories is all you need!

Basically, when it came to decorating this tiny patio, I had to think outside the box. 😉 But everything I purchased for this space was either on sale or I shopped my home. All together, I only spent a couple hundred bucks to take this neglected space to the most popular hang out at our home. I think the only accessory left to add is me with a magazine. 

I will be showing a few more pictures of the whole entire porch/patio area (including the front door) in my Summer Home tour coming next week! 

Source List:

bench 

coffee table 

side chair 

 rug

lanterns 

tray

pillows (similar) 

wall hanging baskets 

 

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9 Comments

    1. I’m so glad I could give you some inspiration, Angie. My patio sat bare for two years, so I totally get it! Thank you for your sweet comment. 🙂

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