How to Create Two Outdoor Seating Areas in a Small Space

I’ll show you how to create two outdoor seatings areas in a small space today. I love having an eating area and a cozy spot to enjoy a glass of wine.

An outdoor sitting area with two chairs and a bar cart in between them.

I’ve always liked the idea of having two outdoor seating areas. A table and chairs to eat and another area where you can sit and relax with a glass of wine.

My outdoor area isn’t the biggest and quite frankly it was ugly. It was just a bare concrete slab until we painted it to look like an outdoor rug.

There is an outdoor table with wicker chairs around it on the striped patio.

By just using a small corner of this patio area, I was able to define a nice outdoor seating area where I could enjoy a glass of wine after dinner.

On the bar cart there is a clear glass vase with branches in it.

I wanted seats that were comfy but not overpowering for the area. To define the space I shimmied the outdoor dining table over a bit to the other side and used the corner of the patio area to create a cozy area for two.

I chose these two Medan Graphite lounge chairs. They are made from a durable synthetic wicker and have a powder coated aluminum frame. I don’t have a covered area in my backyard and I live in North Vancouver which means is rains more than it doesn’t rain!

I love that the chairs have the look of rattan but can withstand the weather!

They are even extra cozy with some faux white fur sheepskins that I already had in my house.

A metal outdoor chair with faux white fur on it.
A wicker bar cart with plants on it.

To make the cozy seating area more cohesive, I added a tea cart with planted herbs. I also added some mossy branches to a demijohn. You can see how I made them in this tutorial.

Potted plants on the bottom of the bar cart.

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Small purple flowers on the the plants.

Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy some wine in my new cozy outdoor seating area.

Holding a glass of rose up with an ice cube in it.

I hope you enjoyed this post on how to create two outdoor seating areas!

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Disclosure:  I received these chairs from Article but all opinions are 100% my own. 

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  1. Hey Jamie,
    You have a very nice patio and you have managed in a very nice way. I just loved the decoration you have done with plants on that patio table. It’s just awesome.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  2. We have a “hangout” area and an eating area on our back deck too, and it really does make such a difference! Love those gorgeous chairs you chose!!

    ~Abby =)

  3. I’m reading this a few days after publishing – love the cosy sitting area but I really need a shed! Would you mind telling me where yours hails from? Thank you!

  4. Love it! I am always looking for more ideas to create multiple seating/conversation/etc. areas in our yard. People always gather in clusters, so more areas for that is always needed! And the pieces you chose are gorgeous!

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