My Outdoor Space (& Tips for Small Outdoor Areas)

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I wanted to share my outdoor space with y’all! My patio area is not very big, but I think I have finally found the best way to style it so that I have optimal space and can enjoy it to its fullest! Click through to see my partnership with World Market for my outdoor space and hear my tips for making the most out of  small outdoor areas.

P.S. World Market has 15% off regular priced items & free shipping through 6/14 with code JUNESAVE! Whether you’re looking for outdoor furniture or a few decorative accessories for inside your home, now is a great time to get quality items on sale! Ann Taylor Loft Gingham Dress 3

As I said above, my outdoor space doesn’t have a lot of room so I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find the best pieces to make it work! Originally I had two large oversized chairs with cushions, an accent table and a plant stand. Every time I went to go outside I felt like I was having to shuffle around everything to even get outside! Needless to say, I was frustrated every time I went to my outdoor area and didn’t spend a ton of time out there because of it.

When I started looking to re-do my outdoor area I tried to make sure I purchased quality pieces that would work with my small space. One of the first places I looked was World Market. They have a really great outdoor selection with everything from furniture to accessories and everything in between! The best part was I was able to get quality items from them and I didn’t break the bank! Now I am able to spend a lot of time outside reading, having drinks with friends, or just taking a few minutes of time to myself!World Market Small Outdoor Space 1

When I was looking for furniture, I opted to get a smaller table and chair set so that I would have more space on my patio. This three piece bistro set was the first thing I bought and I am so glad I did! The quality is great and the chairs are more comfortable than I originally thought they would be. I have added a decorative pillow to each chair to give it a little more support. World Market Small Outdoor Space 2 World Market Small Outdoor Space 5
My favorite part of this space might just be my outdoor bar cart. I love bar carts and this one is equally as functional as it is cute! Since my area is on the small side, I use this cart to store things such as wine, blankets, and my outdoor utensils. By opting for a small table, having this bar cart is a necessity for my space! It allows it to be used as a serving tray of sorts! World Market Small Outdoor Space 16World Market Small Outdoor Space 13World Market Small Outdoor Space 7World Market Small Outdoor Space 20World Market Small Outdoor Space 17

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-buy smaller, more thoughtful pieces that won’t overwhelm your space
-purchase pieces that can be used multiple ways, like my bar cart (to serve or to store extra items!)
-when purchasing items think about buying neutral pieces and adding pops of color. Since you’re working with a smaller area, you don’t want to get tired of a brightly colored table!
-be creative and have fun making your space 100% YOU! World Market Small Outdoor Space 21 World Market Small Outdoor Space 23
P.S. I added in this reversible patterned rug to give some texture to my space and it’s safe to say I love it…but I think Dingo loves it even more!
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Thank you to World Market for sponsoring this post. All thoughts, writing & styling are my own. 

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  1. Sara Kate wrote:

    Oh I love it!! What a cute little area. That rug completely makes it.

    Sara Kate Styling

    Posted 6.13.16 Reply
  2. So adorable! I love that rug!

    Posted 6.13.16 Reply
  3. Well this is adorable!!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    Posted 6.13.16 Reply
  4. I love that dress you’re wearing –Hanna Lei

    Posted 6.13.16 Reply
  5. Maria wrote:

    Everything is cool. especially you are looking lovely.

    Posted 6.13.16 Reply

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