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How to furnish a smaller outdoor space

No outdoor space is too small for watching the clouds come and go. The most important smaller space furnishing advice is ask yourself what you like to do. How about nap, read a book, exercise, eat, hang out?

A small balcony with wooden tables and chairs, artificial grass decking, and a Monstera plant in a white plant pot.
A small balcony with wooden tables and chairs, artificial grass decking, and a Monstera plant in a white plant pot.

Enjoy me-time or socialise a bit

Your favourite comfy seating is key, armchair, small sofa, reclining chair, hammock? Once you’re covered, add options for guests like foldable chairs, stackable stools and pouffes. With a modular one-seat section and stool, you get a chaise longue that doubles as separate seats.

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Savour snacks and meals outside

Start with a two-seat outdoor dining set. If you don’t have room for a set, buy individually. A stool side table or even a storage bench works if you just want a spot for a snack or drink.

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Add some outdoor storage

No outdoor space is complete without an outdoor cabinet or shelving unit to store your extra cushions and blankets, keep your gardening tools handy or show off your plants. If space is tight try taller units that allow you to make the most of your vertical space.

Store your necessities

If you can fit a storage bench, you’ll get seating (and a side table), too. Boxes, hooks, shelving units and cabinets are also good helpers to keep things outdoors.

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