Small But Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Spring is here for most of us with summer soon to follow, and that means that we’re busy getting our outdoor spaces ready to enjoy. Not everyone is blessed with a large outdoor area to fill with a big family dining table or fire pit though, so whether you have a small backyard deck (like I do) or a tiny balcony in a city apartment, there’s so much you can do to make your space a beautiful outdoor oasis.

Small But Beautiful Outdoor Spaces - small deck with space to lounge with a cool drink

Adding a rug helps to define your space and makes it feel more put together. Using fun items like the green lantern and the round tray coffee table create a homey feeling.

Small But Beautiful Outdoor SpacesELLE Decoration 

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When you have a small space you want to utilize every square inch and sometimes that means going vertical.

Small But Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Will Craft 4 Food

Keep it simple but comfy and cozy when you decorate your small outdoor area by using furnishings that draw you outside to sit and relax.

Small But Beautiful Outdoor SpacesBHG

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Decorate your small space with furnishings you would usually see inside, like this pretty, ornate mirror.

Small But Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Achados de Decoracao

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It will make your outdoor space seem larger, just like it would if you were using it in a small indoor room.

Small But Beautiful Outdoor Spaces - small brick patio with beautiful mirror

House and Garden

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Less is sometimes more in small outdoor spaces. You don’t have to have a lot of “stuff” to have a beautiful and functional small space.
A small but beautiful outdoor space in the middle of New York City.

I hope you found some great ideas from these beautiful small outdoor spaces that you can use in whatever size space you have.

 Do you have a small outdoor space? Any tips on how to decorate it?

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  1. Friday,April 24, 2015 / 10:06 am

    All beautiful, but adding that mirror really is so unique!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,April 25, 2015 / 12:04 am

      Isn’t that mirror a great idea Vel? You see more and more people bringing the indoor decor outside these days. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. MaryJean
    Friday,April 24, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    I love all of them! And I spy your backyard in the first photo. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the orange and blue! The BHG photo is soooo comfy looking!
    I’ll lucky, although I have a small house, I have lots of backyard! Sometimes that can be overwhelming to landscape and decorate. I always wanted to paint my concrete patio and I’ve seen some beautiful painted floors. Just have to find the time and the gumption! Found a photo of planting groupings with yellow and blue pots that I would love to copy. It’s on my Pinterest page for future reference. Can’t wait for this weather to warm up so I can do some spring cleaning and start taking out my summer furniture!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,April 25, 2015 / 2:01 am

      It is my deck in the first photo. You win the grand prize! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh, you should so paint your concrete. That would look awesome. I’m cuious to know how difficult it is.
      Yellow and blue flowerpots sound like they would make a pretty grouping. I’d love to see some pics if you’re able to do it.
      We are supposed to get rain tomorrow with a high in the 40’s. Ugh. The rate we’re going, we’ll head right into summer. Hope your weather is good and that you have a great weekend.

  3. MaryJean
    Friday,April 24, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    That was supposed to be “I’m lucky” Oops!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,April 25, 2015 / 12:10 am

      I knew you were lucky. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Shirlee
    Friday,April 24, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    I am a huge fan of xeriscaping. Have you heard of it? It’s basically getting rid of high maintenance grass and going with rock and native plants that don’t require a lot of watering. My hubs and I went on a tour last summer of local homes that have embraced xeriscaping. It’s becoming more and more popular in our area. As I slowly clear out the over grown mess we got with our home, I plan on incorporating lots of areas with native grasses and plants, rock and bark. We do have a little patio and plan on adding a firepit area. I love the Di Zock picture you posted of the deck surrounded by river rock and plants. Going to pin that one!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,April 25, 2015 / 2:05 am

      I have heard of xeriscaping Shirlee. It is an awesome concept. That would be so interesting to go on a tour of homes embracing it. My daughter lives in Denver and you see quite a few homes with this but not so much in our area in the Midwest.
      I’m so glad that you were able to find some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Sunday,April 26, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Oh I love that last mirror. One draw back would be keeping it clean out side. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 27, 2015 / 12:27 am

      So true Debbie but it is oh-so-pretty. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Kim
    Monday,May 4, 2015 / 5:53 am

    I love the use of mirrors outside! Thanks for sharing these inspiring ideas.

    • Kristi
      Monday,May 4, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks Kim!

  7. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow and The Sacred Eclectic
    Monday,May 4, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    I like that house and garden one with the mirror…so unusual ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,May 5, 2015 / 2:45 am

      It is unusual but pretty awesome!

  8. Wednesday,May 6, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Beautiful, each and every one. Amazing what can be done even in small spaces.
    Yael from Gome Garden Diggers

    • Kristi
      Thursday,May 7, 2015 / 2:34 am

      I agree Yael. I have a small space and I would never trade it for a big space.

  9. Crystal
    Wednesday,May 6, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    These are really cute spaces! I love the floating deck. I could really use one myself.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,May 7, 2015 / 2:38 am

      They are cute Crystal and that deck is awesome. I would like to have one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks so much for dropping by.

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