The truth is...with small spaces, you should use ALL of it. The mistake many people make is trying to buy "small" furniture to fit a "small" space. The result is often a small space that feels too mini to accommodate actual humans.
The best way to maximize a minimal space is to use furniture that uses all the space available. In this small patio, we found furnishings on jossandmain.com . The setee extends to nearly the entire width of the patio, and the two chairs allow enough space to pass through.. but not much more. The result is a space the owners can actually use.
We also don't believe in over-styling or complicating small spaces. This patio has a setee, a table and two chairs. The accessories include two lanterns to give off warmth and light, a couple of pillows and hopefully a delicious drink in your hand. Cheers!