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5 Small Patio Ideas

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Create Zones Designating “zones” for different functions can actually make a small space seem larger—try separating a small backyard with a sitting area, a bar station, and even a tiny garden display. “This is all about maximizing square footage by creating zones whenever possible,” says interior designer Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design. “For a tiny patio, I believe it’s better to have various smaller-scaled furniture that serves different purposes—so a bistro table for dining and a small outdoor loveseat for lounging, rather than choosing between a large sofa or a dining setup for six. You’re likely going to want the best of both worlds and splitting the difference somehow makes the space bigger.”

Invest In Multifunctional Pieces With limited square footage, aim for furniture that can do double duty. “Look for small-scale multifunctional pieces that can also brighten up your space,” says Mia Jung, director of interiors at Ike Kligerman Barkley. “A small stool can hold …