HGTV shares some tips on how to transform a small patio into a relaxing retreat. With the right furniture and accessories, even the smallest patio can become an inviting, private escape. Try these ideas to transform your underused patio into a secluded oasis for lounging and entreating.
1.Create layers of comfort: Dress your patio from top to bottom to make even the smallest space feel like an inviting retreat. Add lushness with layered outdoor rugs, throw pillows, greenery and string lights.
2. Hang curtains: Hanging curtains is an inexpensive and easy way to create a temporary wall — perfect for renters and anyone else whose neighbors are a bit too close for comfort. Flowing, gauzy fabric softens this patio while adding privacy.
3. Make a Statement With Lighting: Good lighting will not only help you enjoy your patio after the sun goes down but will also draw your eye vertically — important in a small space. This rattan pendant light makes a statement and shines a glow on the conversation area. Make sure to use outdoor cords and light bulbs
4. Boost Privacy: Creating a sense of enclosure in your outdoor room will make it feel like a secluded oasis. Use privacy screen to block a bad view or nosey neighbors. Upcycle some old shutters and a few hinges into a folding partition.
5.Wheel out a bar cart: If you don’t have room for an outdoor kitchen, a bar cart can be just as useful. You can easily roll it from indoors to outside, keeping your drinks and appetizers within arm’s reach.