Perfectly Petite Patios, Balconies & Porches: The Most Inspiring Seriously Small Outdoor Spaces

published Jul 28, 2016
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At this time of year, nothing is nicer than having your own, private outdoor space. And you don’t have to have a giant backyard to create a beautiful outdoor retreat — it’s possible to make an inviting space out of even the smallest balcony. Take a look at these 10 very inspiring (and very small) outdoor spaces.

Above: This Swedish balcony from Mainstreet Stockholm looks like a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.

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The climbing roses are the big draw of this beautiful balcony from Skona Hem. If you’re interested in creating something similar, Balcony Garden Web has some tips for growing roses in containers.

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A cozy little porch spotted on The Everygirl.

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Compact furniture means that this small balcony from Marie Claire Maison still has plenty of seating.

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A petite dining set graces a petite balcony from Interior Stockholm.

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Blankets and poufs and lots of plants mkae this little patio, spotted on Decorist, extra inviting.

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A folding table and chairs (and a little outdoor artwork) make this balcony from Liz Marie Blog into a little retreat.

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(Image credit: Dustjacket Attic)

This balcony from Dustjacket Attic is on the large side for an apartment balcony, but there are plenty of ideas here — a bench loaded with cushions, plants in a variety of heights and in a variety of containers — that would also work in a much smaller space.

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A little greenhouse makes plenty of room for plants on this balcony from Brit + Co..

Want more inspiration for your small outdoor space?

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