Furniture for Small Backyards
Having a small backyard doesn’t mean that you can’t make it unique and stylish, spend time with family and friends and truly enjoy your space. In this article, we uncover ideas for décor and furniture that’s great for small backyards and allows you to make the most of the space you have.
Are you making the most of your small backyard?
Having outdoor space, no matter how small it is, is still enough for you to enjoy the warm spring and summer months. Think of it as an extra room for your home, and approach how you’d decorate it in the same way so you really make the most of your space. The trick is to make sure you’re using every inch of your small backyard and look for multi-functional furniture that utilizes the space really well.
5 ideas for garden furniture for small backyards
- Slim-style sofas
You might not think you’ll be able to fit a sofa in a small backyard as sofas are generally large and can take up a lot of space. However, you definitely can! Sofas with slimmer designs provide a comfortable outdoor seating area...you may just need a little extra planning and searching for something slim that suits your small space. You could look at placing your slim-design sofa right up against one of the corners of your backyard to make more room in the center of your seating area.
- Small dining sets
Having an outdoor dining set is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family and friends, especially during barbeque season. Dining sets don’t have to be large. You could choose a dining set with a compact design that can accommodate two to four chairs, depending on your space. Folding and stacking designs are a great option, and wood outdoor furniture is a common choice because you’ll find a lot of compact designs.
- Cushions and rugs
You don’t always have to have typical backyard furniture, either. Sometimes going casual and simply using cushions and rugs is enough to create a cozy, stylish outdoor space. Cushions and rugs create an easy-going lounge area and can be placed anywhere around your backyard - you can even move them as the sun goes overhead. The best part is they look just as good as they do indoors - and they’re easy to store when you’re not using them.
- Storage benches
Benches are amongst the most common outdoor furniture and traditionally have been bulky and large - not ideal for a small backyard. However, you can now find benches in smaller designs with an additional feature, storage space. Choosing a storage bench is a great way to save space in your backyard. You can opt for a storage bench that has enough room to store foldable chairs or your cushions and rugs, so you can maximize your storage capacity and create space for any occasion.
- Corner pergolas
Corner pergolas are uniquely designed to make the most of small spaces while stylishly beautifying your backyard. A corner pergola like our new Laguna Cabana Pergola is freestanding, with never-seen-before features that offer flexible applications - such as just the right combination of privacy and openness - making it the perfect choice for small backyards. Even if your backyard isn’t large, this type of cabana can still provide all the style and privacy you need.