Incorporate color. Just because a space is small, it does not need to be boring! You can add personality through a meaningful use of color. A bold patio umbrella can add a pop of color while serving double duty as a source of shade. Repaint old furniture for a new look. A bright, colorful space is an inviting space, no matter the size.
Make it cozy. You can turn a small space into a comfortable, relaxing area to read the morning paper with a cup of coffee or relax with a book on a cool summer evening. Soft cushions and pillows on your existing furniture will make the space cozier and more appealing.
Add a tiny table. Rather than crowding your space with regular-sized furniture, consider a bistro table, which is much smaller but still serves its purpose as a place for one or two people to gather for meals. Or, add a tiny end table, which will give you enough space to set down a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.
Be creative with plants. You can add greenery to your space in a variety of ways, from potted plants to a mounted window box. Greenery can serve as the décor for your small space and define its boundaries. For example, potted plants on either corner of a staircase can highlight the entry to a deck or patio.
Use a floor covering, like a rug, to define your space. An outdoor rug can serve multiple purposes. For one, it will add color and design appeal to your space. For another, it can divide a small space, such as designating one area for dining and another for lounging or sunbathing.