Summer is coming- and with it are visions of long, lazy evenings spent outside, enjoying cool coastal breezes and gorgeous Carlsbad sunsets. There is one teeny, tiny little problem… Your beautiful Bressi Ranch home is perfect in every way, except the patio isn’t as big as you had hoped.
Not to worry! Just because you lack square footage doesn’t mean you can’t fulfill those summertime fantasies. Here are some great tips to turn your Bressi Ranch patio into something from your dreams.
Keep the design consistent
One of the best ways to make a smaller patio feel more expansive is to keep the design consistent with what you have in the house. When you open the door, the patio becomes an extension of your indoor living space, spilling into the outdoors. If you have room for furniture, opt for those in the same style as the adjoining room, and choose similar colors. Keep the floor plan open so that the indoor room flows seamlessly onto the patio.
Nothing overwhelms a tiny space like big furniture, so choosing the best sizes for the patio of your Bressi Ranch home is key. Opt for chairs and tables with thin lines, clear acrylic or glass to take up less visual space. Make the most of the space you do have by choosing furniture that does double duty, such as a storage box that can double as a bench. Nesting tables and folding chairs also save space when not in use.
Hang a mirror
Mirrors are a common choice in small interiors to help make the space feel bigger, and the same can apply on your patio. Mirrors can help reflect nature back at you, and if you choose a mirror in a bright color or with a stylish design, you can add some wonderful visual flair while you’re at it.
Think you can’t have a garden because you don’t have the space? Think again. Many homeowners with small patios have turned to vertical gardening, using the walls of their patio space to grow both vegetables and flowers. A trellis can be used for vining plants, and a pallet garden can be the perfect place to tuck lettuce, herbs and other edible plants.
Don’t forget the floor
Don’t leave the floor out when you decorate your outdoor space. In fact, updating a cement floor will make the space feel much more inviting and livable. Throw rugs can help to soften and warm up a cold floor, and there are even products on the market that allow you to install a temporary wooden floor over concrete.
Add finishing touches
After all these considerations, what’s really going to make the difference in the outdoor space of your Bressi Ranch home, are all the finishing touches that make it feel personal. String lights will warm up the space in the evening, throw pillows will make everything more comfortable, and a cozy blanket will make those chilly nights much more inviting.
Just because you don’t have the biggest patio on the block,doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! With a little thought and creativity, you can turn your smaller space into an outdoor oasis.
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