In small, narrow spaces, you can create an illusion of space by drawing the eye up.
A garden umbrella helps do this, as do potted trees and vertical gardening ideas like hanging baskets, window boxes, and climbing plants that will creep up a trellis or wall.
Opt for narrow planting pots and vertical green wall options to help save floor space in tight quarters.
Decorate the walls
As well as vertical garden ideas, consider adding interest to your small patio, without taking up space, by decorating the walls.
Consider painting a landscape mural or adding a mirror to create the illusion of space. A large mirror can be placed to look like a doorway into another section of a garden.
If you have children, mount a large blackboard on the wall and pop chalk in a bucket (or in a storage bench) nearby to keep your budding little artists entertained outdoors.
And finally, consider adding bunting and/or string lights to make a small garden feel festive all year round.