Make the most of your small patio or balcony with advice from interior designer Lisa Canning. From her home in Toronto, Lisa shows us how to choose functional furniture, add pops of color and create privacy. Her work has appeared in Home and Garden, Canadian Family, HGTV and The Globe and Mail.

In addition to her business, Lisa writes the blog “Blueprints for a Beautiful Life,” which chronicles everything from dressing her baby bump to selecting kitchen appliances. Before you spruce up your patio for the summer, check out Lisa’s top 10 tips in the video above.

Video and photography: James Bombales

Producer, editor: Kelsey Pudloski

Music: “Ukulele” – Bensound.com

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