Forget the tiny house; this year it’s all about tiny patios. With more and more of us flocking to urban enclaves, apartment pickings are getting slimmer—literally!—and outdoor areas often feel like an afterthought.
But that doesn’t mean your decor choices are dire. While compact furniture options are certainly more limited, you can fit a surprising amount of bench in a few mere feet of space. And when you’re pressed for space, you should embrace bold design choices—like powerful color combos and patterns that you might not try otherwise.
Even if you won’t be throwing the ultimate porch party anytime soon, you can still get plenty of impact out of your decor in a diminutive space. Here’s how.
Go for the Gold
A small balcony is like the decorating Olympics—you’ve got to pull out all the stops if you want to get recognized. This is the time to try a bold palette that will make your neighbors stop and take notice—no matter how high up in the clouds you are. With that in mind, don’t be afraid to embrace your inner showstopper. Try fiery reds, punchy pinks, glorious golds, and bold black-and-white patterns that will fill your space with color and life from end-to-end.