I found a great little how-to article, if you feel like you don’t have enough space on your deck or patio. It includes great tips on arranging and decorating your outdoor space. It also talks about choosing the right patio furniture. There are really nice modern design patio sets out there that fit smaller spaces and look just great, e.g. a bistro set or a coffee set (photo).
Have fun making your outdoor space work for you! Find the article on the ehow website under Small Deck Ideas.