A few days ago, on Small Home Style I shared design ideas for small patios, to help create a lovely outdoor space. In my backyard we have to patios a large patio perfect entertaining and family dinners. Our second patio is small and right outside our bedroom French doors. While rebuilding our house, we installed French doors and a small patio. I loved the idea of having a smaller more intimate patio for my husband and I to enjoy. The patio has been pretty much empty, except for an old small cafe table and chairs on it that we don't use (it's not right for our space)
Before starting my design plans, I thought about our intended use for the space. My goal is for us to enjoy coffee on the patio on weekends. At night I envision us using the space to unwind talk, listen to music and drink wine. I want this patio to feel comfortable and like an extension of my home. This space has been untouched / unloved for three and a half years and I'm so excited to finally create a space that we'll use.
My plan is to create a patio space that feels like an extension our home, by bringing the outside, below is design inspiration for my small patio along with the design plan.
Small Patio: Modern Design
Here's how my patio looked two years ago and trust me not much has changed. Our tree has grow in larger, creating a pretty canopy framing the French doors. We recently planted Happy Wanderer Vines on each side of the French doors. The flowers are a pretty purple color and the vines are Evergreen. Thankfully, the vines will sty green year round even when not in bloom.