35 Small Garden Furniture Ideas For Your Tiny Space

One of the perks of having a small patio is it’s easy to decorate and spice up. Adding garden furniture like rattan can boost visual interest without adding garish colour.

In this blog, we’ve curated 35 ideas to help you add more functionality to your humble garden space. Are you ready to make the most of your tiny outdoor hangout?

Create your dreamy outdoor oasis with these ideas!

1. Go for contemporary garden furnishings

Even if you own a small garden, you have the opportunity to enjoy it. Flaunt it with contemporary furniture like these and they’ll surely stand out.

Add a functional fire pit at the centre to complete the look.

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Contemporary garden furniture with a functional fire pit at the centre

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2. Tile clad patio with matching timber table and bench

Make magic with your tiny patio space with a sensual tone grey flooring with a wooden outdoor dining area. Add decor pieces to make the space more you.

In addition to the plants, scatter cushions in various colours or add a tablecloth with a vase and flowers.

Tile clad patio with matching timber table and bench

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3. Mini gazebo with rattan furniture

There’s a wide selection of gazebos that can fit into your small yard. If you already have one, rattan furniture and other decor pieces can enhance the welcoming factor of your outdoor living space!

4. Hanging bench swing

Relax on your porch in style with this wooden hanging bench swing! You can buy a ready-made one or make it on your own.

If you prefer the latter, customise it with stylish and comfy cushions. What’s a perfect spot to watch the sunset while softly swaying in the breeze.

Wooden hanging bench swing with bright yellow cushions and pillows

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5. Front porch rocking chairs

Rocking chairs are the epitome of relaxation and they can fit well in small patios or front porches. Pop a little table next to this comfy chair so you can place your lemonade there while enjoying some fresh air.

A pair of white rocking chairs placed in a front porch

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6. Flower shaped wicker chair

Forget about the usual garden furniture for a while and take a look at these wicker chairs! It features a flower shape structure which has the potential to enhance your outdoor space.

A pair of flower shaped wicker chairs

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7. Minimal outdoor dining set with unique lighting setup

A simple gardening dining set can look luxurious when designed with wall art and mirrors on garden shrubs. The spectacular curved outdoor chandelier creates a focal point.

Minimal outdoor dining set with unique lighting setup

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8. Patio fire pit tables

Sitting around an open fire on your patio is an incomparable outdoor experience. With a cosy rattan set and a heat source like this, you can now make the most of your patio all winter long!

Learn more about fire pit tables here.

A garden dining table set with a fire pit installed in the middle

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9. Incorporating L-shaped couch with stylish shading

Rattan corner sofas and sets fit perfectly well in small and corner gardens. A great way to enhance the practicality factor of an L-shaped couch is adding a stylish source of shade.

An L-shaped couch with stylish parasol for shade and privacy

Wooden pergolas and parasols can complement your existing furnishings.

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10. Creative singular garden bench

Garden benches are perfect for sunny areas. With a creative design seating area like this, you’d have the best afternoon lounging experience!

Creative singular garden bench in red and yellow colours

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11. Go back to basics

The best garden furniture doesn’t have to be always fancy. Sometimes we have to be practical; don’t be afraid to go with the basics.

Synthetic rattan garden furniture makes a great example. Out in the garden, they look pretty and stylish.

A basic synthetic rattan garden furniture in a simple garden space

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12. Aluminium furniture for low maintenance

Aluminium garden furniture is one of the favourite outdoor furniture materials in the UK. Sets are rust-proof, lightweight, cost-effective, and easy to clean.

Aluminium furniture achieving a low maintenance garden set-up

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13. Outdoor patio refreshment table

Having high-top tables like this on your small patio is ideal for everyone’s convenience. Your guests will have a place to hold their drinks and plates during small get-togethers.

Outdoor patio refreshment table

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14. DIY end table with built-in corner

This do-it-yourself project is truly a space-saver furniture. It makes an excellent addition along with a small corner sofa on your patio or backyard space.

Could this be any cooler? This repurposed old pallet is great for entertaining or  having a little family BBQ.

DIY end table with built-in corner

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15. Woven lawn chair

Have you been using the same chair with a broken frame for years? In this case, give it a brand new lease on life with this DIY weaving project.

There are so many unique weaving techniques you can find online! Instead of throwing that chair, reuse what you already have in a way like this.

Colourful woven lawn chair

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16. Pallet hammock frame

Small garden owners always favour having hammocks in their space. For one, a hammock offers a relaxing spot without compromising so much space.

Take a look at this pallet hammock frame. You can get yourself from the market or do it yourself from scratch!

A garden hammock with DIY pallet frame

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17. Outdoor bar countertop

To add more utility in your humble patio, why not consider adding an outdoor bar countertop? This pallet bar table would look nice while adding a lovely touch to your outside seating zone.

Outdoor bar countertop made from pallets

Top tip: Don’t forget adding bar stools or let it be a companion prep table for your BBQ grill!

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18. A pair of Adirondack chairs

Adirondack chairs scream classic and vintage vibes. But this type of outdoor chair will never go out of style; it’s as comfortable as can be!

A pair of Adirondack chairs in white

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19. Add a picnic table for the kids

Nothing’s more fitting than this version of a picnic table for the youngsters in your small garden. Of course, adults are welcome, too.

This fun little table is perfect for colouring and craft projects. Plus, for eating s’mores and hot dogs on BBQ night.

A mini picnic table for the kids

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20. Go funky with a bottomed patio chair

This outdoor chair design has a fun and cool feel to it. It’s a great piece of furniture to rest, sip a drink on, or read a book.

It’s also very easy to recreate for your own tiny garden.

Funky style bottomed patio chair

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21. Concrete side table planter

Do you want to have a unique and interesting garden table? Then this moulded planter with a wooden top and concrete structure might be the one for you!

Concrete side table planter

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22. 2-tier patio tables made from old tyres

If you have some old tyres at home, why not try this amazing DIY garden project this weekend? Stack the tyres depending on the number of tiers you like, paint them and put a glass on top.

You’ll have a new garden table ready in no time!

2-tier patio tables made from old tyres

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23. Old milk jug as decor and table stand

One of the things you can make something cool out of old milk jugs is a table stand. When newly painted, it can look great as an outdoor decor piece.

Old milk jug as decor and table stand

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24. Outdoor table with hammock underneath

The kids will surely love this one! This old frame table made from pallets features a hiding place beneath; with a hammock tied on it.

It’s one of our favourite DIY pallet projects!

Pallet outdoor table with hammock underneath

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25. Summer splendour basket swing chair

Looking for ways to maximise your small patio space? This basket swing chair can be the perfect solution for you.

It provides a comfortable spot to read a good book in the afternoon.

Summer splendour basket swing chair

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26. Grey cushion dining set under the lights

Set the mood with a wide, lit-up fire pit and some string lights while chilling or having dinner in your garden. This outdoor dining set up would be brilliant for a romantic night!

Grey cushion dining set under the lights

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27. Storage bench (DIY ottoman)

A DIY wooden bench can serve two purposes: a seating area and a storage. It’s small yet functional; and most importantly, it’s suitable for a patio with limited spaces.

Add cushions to make seating more comfortable. When not in use, store the pillows inside.

Storage bench, a.k.a DIY ottoman

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28. Stick with rattan cube furniture

Rattan cubes offer some extra perks concerning storage. On top of luxury and comfort, rattan cube sets are excellent space-savers.

They aren’t called cubes for nothing; they fit best in small gardens and patios.

A rattan cube dining set on a small patio

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29. Cool milk crate stools and table

Another way to have seats in your garden is to make use of your old milk crates (if you have any!). They make cool and creative stools that you can move anytime.

Be sure to place a solid structure like wood pallets on the top for sturdier seating.

DIY milk crate stools and table

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30. Slatted garden bench

This slatted garden bench is just the right size for a love seat! It comfortably seats two, flaunting a classic with a touch of modern vibes.

Slatted garden bench used as a garden love seat

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31. Tahitian style reclining chaise

This reclining chair is a fantastic way to add resort style to your backyard. The angled shape makes the furniture neither too small nor too big.

It can perfectly nestle even in a small yard. Plus, the cedar boards are durable and attractive that are sure to last for many seasons of outdoor fun!

Tahitian style reclining chaise

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32. A serene balcony with single seating area and petite table

A vintage slipper chair paired with a petite table is the perfect backdrop for a romantic afternoon lounge. You can now enjoy sunset viewing at the comfort of your balcony all-year-round.

A serene balcony with single seating area and petite table

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33. Country house patio style furniture

Don’t let the corner of your patio look dull. These brown Adirondack chairs look stunning with fall themed throw pillows.

The start pendant gives off a 17th-century mood. The overall furniture creates a relaxing escape.

Country house patio style furniture

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34. Corner bench with table

This charming wooden corner seat has an in-built end table. It provides a comfortable place to sit as well as a place to add plants and decorations to your porch.

DIY corner bench with table

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35. Blend a garden sculpture for a graceful patio

If you have a black and white patio theme, you’re going to love this design idea! The black floral sculpture against the white wall stands out the most.

You can add one in your space to have a focal point and achieve a pleasant, quaint terrace.

A garden sculpture against the white garden wall

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Your new favourite hangout spot is just outside your door! We hope this category of our small garden ideas will help you choose the right furnishing and a patio theme.

You can always refer back when you need some inspiration – these style concepts can work for balcony gardens, too!

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