7 Ways to Transform a Small Patio Into a Relaxing Retreat

With the right furniture and accessories, even the smallest patio can become a private escape. Corken + Company is here to help you make your patio a retreat this summer! Try these patio decor ideas to transform your underused backyard into a secluded oasis for lounging and entertaining.

Hang Curtains:

Hanging curtains is an inexpensive and easy way to create a temporary wall — perfect for renters and anyone else whose neighbors are a bit too close for comfort. Flowing, gauzy fabric softens this patio while adding privacy.


Make a Statement With Lighting:

Good lighting will not only help you enjoy your patio after the sun goes down but will also draw your eye vertically — important in a small space. This rattan pendant light makes a statement and shines a glow on the conversation area. Make sure to use outdoor cords and light bulbs.


Include a Place to Lounge:

The right seating can turn an underused patio into the perfect place to start or end your day. Whether it’s a daybed, hammock or lounge chair, add a comfy place to sit back and put up your feet.


Choose Multifunctional Furniture:

Furniture that can pull double duty is perfect for smaller spaces. Think creatively: this jute pouf can function both as a side table or extra seating when needed.


Bring in Greenery:

An integral part of any outdoor room, greenery adds a vibrancy that you just can’t get from anything else. Bring color and texture to your patio with a variety of potted plants.


Design a Cozy Dining Nook:

Love to dine alfresco but have a tight space? Bistro tables are the perfect solution. This folding table provides seating for two and can be easily tucked away.


Play Some Tunes:

The atmosphere is everything, and soothing music sets the mood for your oasis. Whether you’re relaxing alone or hosting friends, music will drown out distractions and noisy neighbors. A small outdoor Bluetooth speaker will fill your patio with sound and can be stored when not in use.
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