Making The Most of a Small Space

by The Chic Teak Team / 12.05.21
Making The Most of a Small Space

You can’t make a small space bigger, so it’s best to work with what you’ve got. Even if you’re not lucky enough to have a grand palatial garden, you can still make your area of nature practical, usable and stylish. We’re sharing our tips for making the most of a smaller outdoor space.


If you want to make your small garden feel clear and open, consider adding large outdoor mirrors to reflect light and create an illusion of space. There are many options available, from simple clean designs to rustic church styles that add an interesting focal point. Consider the different styles and play around with placements to see what works best for your space.

Alternatively, rather than trying to create the illusion of more room, you may choose to embrace the small space and make it feel as cosy as possible, adding soft furnishings such as outdoor rugs, throws and cushions to help achieve this homey environment, bringing the indoors out. A string of glowing fairy lights and elegant tea light holders create a warming and intimate evening ambience. 

Vertical Garden

When utilising a small garden, making the most of the vertical space is key to creating an enjoyable environment that doesn’t feel too cramped and overwhelming. Rather than using up valuable ground space, consider making the most of walls and fences by placing items on them rather than on the ground. 

Hanging baskets and raised planters can add pops of colour and vibrancy to eye-level positions around the garden, creating an interesting, appealing area that doesn’t compromise on the size of the space.

Create beautiful wall and fence coverage by planting climbing and trailing plants that grow and cover the high spaces rather than sprawling across horizontally. A climbing plant requires little ground space but creates a lovely cover of foliage and flowers against otherwise drab fences or walls.


Choosing furniture for a small outdoor area can be a challenge. The goal is not to overcrowd the space and make it less enjoyable to be in, therefore we recommend choosing slim framed furniture, that is easily movable, foldable and relatively small. 

Benches that can be tucked away against a wall or fence are usually a good option for adding a comfortable seating space, and bistro sets for two are a great addition for alfresco dining solutions. Folding side tables offer a convenient solution for food and drinks, and they can be easily stowed away to free up more garden space when not in use. Our beautiful teak garden furniture is designed for practicality, style and comfort alike - browse our website or contact us.

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for making the most of your bijou garden!

The Chic Teak Garden Furniture Team