3 Ways to Turn Tiny Spaces Into an Outdoor Oasis

3 Ways to Turn Tiny Spaces Into an Outdoor Oasis

When skyscrapers tower overhead and swaying trees are few and far between, finding solace in the great outdoors can feel like a distant dream.

Whether you have a tiny balcony or street-side stoop, you can create your own Garden of Eden in the midst of a concrete jungle. It’s a lot closer than you may think.

As the timeless adage goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way – and not just one, but three ways – to transform even the smallest outdoor space into the ultimate summer oasis, right in the heart of the city.

Intimate Coffee Corners

There's something undeniably charming about a cozy coffee nook, where you can sip your morning coffee or unwind with a book in the afternoon sun.

Reinvent your outdoor space into an intimate coffee corner by opting for compact, multifunctional furniture like a 3-piece bistro set that can be easily squeezed onto a balcony. Repurposing a classic (weather-resistant!) bar cart as a one-stop tea and coffee spot makes for the perfect touch of style and functionality.

Like your caffeine cold on hot days? (Us too.) Try a coffee table with a built-in ice bucket for stashing iced teas, lemonades, or your favorite batched drink in a pretty glass carafe for fun nights with friends.

Natural Inspired Tones

The downside of urban living is that it’s nearly impossible to touch grass. Though you can always bring the beauty of the outdoors inside with natural-inspired tones.

Earthy browns, leafy greens, and soft neutrals instill a sense of calm amidst the chaos of the city.

Accessorizing your space with planters filled with lush greenery or draping your walls with foliage garland gives major Garden of Babylon vibes.

For a little extra oomph, consider adding reed diffusers in natural scents like lavender and eucalyptus: you’ll feel like you’ve teleported to your favorite relaxing spa or summer destination (Positano, anyone?) after a long, hot day.


Mood Lighting

As the sun sets and the stars come out, set the mood in your tiny outdoor space with some soft lighting.

pretty lantern with LED candle is a subtle (and city-safe!) way to add some extra glow. String lights create the perfect twinkling canopy, and we love these LED Lighted Birds as the sweetest coffee table toppers.

Take the outdoors in with pillar candles in natural pressed-leaf decorative holders to cast a gentle, flickering glow over your space.

Our favorite way to drastically transform a tiny space into a garden oasis? An abundance of greenery in the perfect pot or planter. Then all that’s left to do is add a petit bistro set and some fairy lights for a stylish, simple upgrade.

But if you’re like us, and love the joy of little things, sprinkle in some accessories – think chic printed rugs and plush, versatile seating – to create the ultimate summer oasis.