Use Your House Look at the lines of your home -- it might give you the perfect spot to place a deck (and make mowing or other yard-maintenance chores easier to boot). This deck-and-pergola combination, for example, is a perfect solution for an odd space.
Space-Saving Bench: similar to how banquette seating saves space in a small kitchen, a built-in bench is perfect for a small patio because it doesn't require extra space for chairs around the dining table.
Furnish your porch to make the most out of your space, Ellen Pompeo recommends. Think of your porch or deck as a bonus room and dress it up with a traditional seating area and all the comforts of home(How To Make Dress Room)
Bright cushions, planters and lights make this area fun and festive and gives good examples of ideas you can incorporate into your own deck or backyard! This small deck with spa would be a great place to spend evenings enjoying the outdoors.