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24 small patio and garden designs that will inspire you to change yours (part 1)

Leigh Leigh
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So you've got a small outdoor space and you want to do something functional and savvy with it?

Today, you're going to find out how!

We've put together 24 small patio and garden designs that will inspire you to change yours. Each of these is unique and refreshing, showing you how modern, comfortable and stylish your exterior space can be.

What's more is that each of these ideas comes from top garden professionals from around the world. You'll be learning from the top experts in the industry!

Shall we take a look?

1. A little brick patio with a touch of shade

2. A combination of stones, rocks and plants

4. A rooftop terrace with funky furniture

5. A comfortable covered terrace for outdoor living

6. A table and chairs creates an outdoor dining space

modern Garden by Cue & Co of London
Cue & Co of London

Open-Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Ladbroke Walk, London

Cue & Co of London

7. Or opt for a bench for relaxation in the sun

8. Wooden furniture is a great addition to any exterior space

9. Add a swing for comfort and charm

10. An outdoor kitchen doesn't need to take up a lot of space

11. Black works in harmony with natural greenery for an elegant look and feel

12. Colourful flowers spruce up any environment

 Patios by The Orange Lane
The Orange Lane

House in Pune

The Orange Lane

13. A stone wall brings rustic chic to the exterior space

country Garden by Manuj Agarwal Architects
Manuj Agarwal Architects

Manuj Agarwal Architects Residence cum Studio, Dehradun

Manuj Agarwal Architects

14. Slot little wooden benches onto the balcony space, with plenty of storage inside!

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Group Enerji Yapı Dekorasyon
Group Enerji Yapı Dekorasyon


Group Enerji Yapı Dekorasyon

15. Add bright and colourful cushions for personality and charm

16. A little Zen garden can make for a peaceful and tranquil environment

18. Add a pergola for a rustic and functional form of shade

19. Stones require little maintenance but look truly beautiful!

20. Add candles, lanterns and sculptures for ambiance

21. Combine wooden furniture with some colourful elements

 Patios by Studio Urban Blu
Studio Urban Blu

Mount Pleasant, Norwich

Studio Urban Blu

22. Pot plants are easy to maintain and look beautiful in a small space!

 Patios by decoraCCion

Vive la terraza. Foto: Patricia Gallego para Mí Casa. HEARST magazines I España.


23. Build a chic and edgy terrace and you won't even notice how small it is

24 Install a firepit for a romantic focal point

Also have a look at these 9 fabulous and super smart terrace ideas.

Are you looking forward to seeing part 2?
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