When it comes to making a big impact in a small backyard, we turned to the ultimate expert: celebrity designer Sabrina Soto. According to Sabrina, it doesn’t take much to perk up your patio. And even if you’re working within a small space, the point is not to lose sight of your lofty decorating goals.
“Just because you have a small space, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a big sense of style,” she says, as she created an Insta-ready scene under the California sun during our recent shoot in Venice. A lover of all things laid-back, California cool, Sabrina picked out a few pieces that caught her eye—and made a huge impact in this small outdoor area.
Here are her must-have, small-space essentials:
Comfortable Lounge Seating
It’s impossible to sit back and relax when you’re not landing on comfortable seating. Remember to pick out padded chairs with plenty of seating room!
Have a basket of throw pillows within easy access so guests and family members can pile on the comfort even when they’re outside.
Part-decor display vessel, part-entertaining workhorse, a serving tray is a must-have in any small-space setup.
Natural Decor Elements
Even if your green thumb has turned into a different color, you can still create a lush scene with faux plants inside a terrarium or your preferred vessel.
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