Today, let’s take peek at a quick and easy summer apartment patio. You may find some wonderful summer apartment porch ideas for your tiny outside area!
QUICK AND EASY SUMMER APARTMENT PATIO
Are you ready for summer?
But, I am ready to create a quick and easy summer apartment patio… and I actually already did!
Want some tips on how to add some summer loveliness to your tiny patio or porch? Well, let’s take a look as some summer apartment porch ideas, and maybe you will find some inspiration for your own outside space!
But first! Today is the Pinterest Challenge!
Thank you, Cindy from County Road 407 for putting this wonderful blog hop together for us each month! You are the bestest!
If you don’t know what the Pinterest Challenge is, you can read more about it at last month’s challenge for creating a fresh spring vignette. It’s one of my fave DIYs and super easy, too!
If you are visiting from First Day of Home, welcome! Crissy is one of my blogging besties and her blog is ALWAYS inspiring! Her summer patio ideas are gorgeous and helpful!
And, of course, I’m always super blessed to see all the My Wee Abode VIPs!
The Inspiration for a Small Outdoor Space
Today’s Pinterest Challenge inspiration photo from from Bria Hammel Interiors. Let’s take a look at some of the elements she used in her patio reveal, shall we?
- LOTS of greenery
- Blue and white accents
- A variety of containers for plants, flowers, and trees
- Black lantern ceiling light (did you miss that?)
- Lots of seating and comfy textiles with a coastal flair
Be sure to visit Bria’s full blog post to get all her inspiration, too! You’ll love it!
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Adding a Container Garden to a Small Patio
The very first thing I noticed about the inspiration photo was all the plants and greenery, including trees and flowers!
Now, when you have a tiny outdoor space, like I do (to be honest, it’s actually just a tiny landing at the top of my stairs), you simply have to edit ‘all the things’…
And your tiny space may look like this!
Using succulents and other types of greenery all adds texture to the space, along with the tiny wood pilings.
Planting these containers was easy, and you can find more tips at my post for 3 Easy Steps to Create a Container Garden.
Use a Limited Color Palette for a Small Patio Area
Just like the inspiration photo, lots of green and white were used for the foundation colors of the patio.
When sprucing up your small outdoor space, using a ‘tight’ color palette will make it look less cluttered.
These white petunias, geraniums, and green ivy are perfect for my tiny landing at the top of My Wee Abode’s stairs.
Add a Pop of Color to a Small Outdoor Space
Don’t you just love the color blue for summer? And when you add it to white, it just seems to yell, “Ahoy!” (Ahem, sorry… the coastal vibe just gotta little crazy in my head.)
But seriously… blue and white were just made for each other. And, to add just a bit of contrast, a pretty little blue and white coastal style rug joined my regular fiber welcome mat.
See it peeking out right there? Not so much, right? Well, here’s a close-up, if you’re interested. If not, scroll on by! (wink)
In case you’re interest, this rug was a steal at Target!
This rug was just enough to give this little outdoor space a little ‘umph’. I thought about adding some textiles under the terracotta pot, but decided it was just ‘too much’.
Shed Some Light on Your Tiny Porch
Even though it’s hard to see in the inspiration photo, I almost immediately noticed that Bria has a black lantern-like ceiling light added to her otherwise bright and airy patio space.
Adding a black lantern to the space was easy, as I already had this one from when I spruced up my mantel last summer.
The LED candle makes this perfect for outdoor use!
And I’m loving the patina that’s starting to make an appearance on the top. Cuz’ ya know, one woman’s rust is another woman’s patina!
Now It’s Your Turn
Whether you have a small or large outdoor area, be sure to visit all the bloggers listed below for LOTS of summer patio inspiration!
Next up on the tour is my friend Carol from Art and Sand. Carol lives just a hop, skip, and a jump up the freeway from me, which means we are both ‘coasters’. Just wait until you see HER garden!
So, what are YOUR plans for your summer outdoor space? Is your porch small, or do you have a spacious patio area?