Sumptuous Inspiration for Tiny Outdoor Spaces

Do you have a tiny yard? A tiny balcony? A tiny porch? The tiny house movement has shown us that just because a space is small in size doesn’t mean it has to be small in ambition or design. A tiny outdoor space can be a jewel box of well-considered finishes and furnishings. Its size can act as a magnifying glass, focusing the eye on sumptuous details.

Here we’re featuring four tiny outdoor spaces with lots of inspiring ideas for elevating a yard or balcony beyond the ordinary. You’ll notice that they’re all based on a neutral palette of whites, greys, and browns. There’s nothing wrong with neutral, of course, but EcoChic is all about color. So each vignette is followed by our pick for a piece that would amp up the excitement of the space.


1. A Tiny Yard with Rustic Glam

This yard starts miles ahead with the gorgeous whitewashed brick wall. The wooden privacy screen is a perfect complement, with its delicate symmetrical slats. The tree foliage above is reflected in the intricately patterned flooring. Everywhere you look there are thoughtful touches, from the hourglass side tables to the metal mugs to the fur-trimmed pillow.

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The grouping of four white inclined armchairs around the fire pit looks very inviting. For an EcoChic version of this tiny yard, we would swap in our Pacific Bliss Chair, which has a similar silhouette and vibrant tropical boatwood contrasting with the white frame.

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2. A Tiny Retreat Hidden by Greenery

Tiny Canal Cottage is a 400sf Craftsman-style home in southern California, and its yard is likewise diminutive. The owners have gone big on foliage, with living vines and potted plants everywhere. The strung lights add to the cozy nighttime atmosphere.

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The narrow-backed lounge chairs are ideal here, taking up a minimum amount of visual space. For an EcoChic take on this tiny yard, we would replace the bentwood rocker with a Dock Holiday Chair.

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3. A Natural Minimalist Balcony

The design here is fairly simple, a great starting point for more layers of detail and accessories. We like the chequerboard effect of the area rugs and the echoes of black metal in the lanterns, chairs, and folding table.

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It’s easy to imagine this balcony done up in EcoChic style, with the plain wood bistro set replaced by our Teak for Two version.

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4. A Tiny Modern Atrium

The mix of geometric shapes and patterns in this interior outdoor space is to die for. The light fixtures, the chevron screen, the diamond rug and pillows, even the divided windows and second-floor railing – all those lines and angles just sing together.

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To dial up the color in this space, we would introduce a few Neptune Dining Chairs, which also have strong narrow lines in the framing, as well as mesmerizing paintwork.

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There you have it, four EcoChic chairs that would be right at home in these four tiny outdoor spaces. We hope you’ve found the inspiration for your next backyard redesign.

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.