Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Drapery panels are added to this small outdoor porch by designer, Brian Patrick Flynn, to emphasize the house's tall ceiling, minimize its narrow dimensions and give the space privacy from neighbors. Flynn uses a few other tricks to make small outdoor spaces appear larger, which include hanging oversized art (painted on tent canvas with frames constructed of pressure-treated wood), and flanking seating areas with two love seats or sofas rather than chairs or loungers.

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