Posted on 5th August 2022
Even if you are the owner of a small patio garden, there are still many ways to create a liveable outdoor space to entertain guests or relax on a sunny afternoon. A well planned patio can turn out to be an incredibly versatile living space.
There is no reason you can’t create your dream garden even when space is limited. With some attention given to the finer details and some space-saving measures in place, you can turn a small patio into an extension of your home in no time.
Here are some ways to get creative with the space you have and turn it into something amazing.
Bring the indoors outdoors
For many, a garden is designed to feel like an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, if you are seeking the feel of a cosy extension of your home without the fuss, consider a patio that closely matches the flooring of the room it is adjoined to.
Paving that is neutral and buff coloured is ideal for this type of application if you have light carpets or wooden flooring in the adjoining rooms. This way you will see a seamless transition from interior to exterior.
Add some greenery
Paving is a low maintenance garden solution but can easily be livened up by the addition of beautiful plants and colourful flowers in planters to skirt your patio.
Our decorative slate aggregates are ideal for creating planting borders and work at retaining the moisture in soil to keep your plants healthy and happy between watering.
By combining greenery and a light-look patio you can create an inviting atmosphere that guests will love, even if your space is only small.
A small garden may not be able to accommodate a wealth of outdoor furniture but it will certainly benefit from some seating for you and your guests.
Once you have decided on a colour for your patio, choosing furniture to compliment it is the next step that will take your garden to the next level. Start by thinking about the shapes and colours that will accompany your planned patio design.
Cool colours like blue and grey add definition to a white garden bench or al fresco dining furniture set. Rustic-style paving stones contrast well with metal or wicker furniture for a Mediterranean feel, paired with brightly-coloured flowers and terracotta plant pots.
Mix and match
If you are feeling like trying something different, there are many ways to shake up the style of your patio. Consider your garden as an extension of your home, such as a second dining room or living room, and experiment with different coloured and sized paving for a unique look.
To achieve a contemporary look that lengthens the look of your small patio, create lines with longer and thinner slabs in alternating rows.
With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, rockeries and interior solutions worldwide; Stone & Surfaces Direct are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.
Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.