Outdoor Furniture Ideas for Balconies and Small Gardens

Balconies are an often overlooked area of outdoor space which is brimming with potential. Adding outdoor furniture can elevate even the smallest garden or balcony into a unique and stylish spot to be enjoyed.

From adding an outdoor dining area to your balcony to making space for some outdoor seating to enjoy the sunshine, our ideas will inspire you to turn your balcony and smaller outdoor spaces into your very own outdoor oasis.

May Throne Outdoor Seating

Unwind in your outdoor space

Turn your balcony into a calming haven, a place to retreat and unwind and find a moment of calm. There are many ways in which to create the perfect relaxation spot, depending on your personal preference. A comfortable outdoor armchair provides the perfect place in which to relax without taking up too much space. Our May Throne Outdoor Armchairs are steam bent to a graceful flared curve, to not only look lovely, but to also cradle your shoulders and encourage a good sitting position. Pair with a matching low outdoor table to create a versatile outdoor living space, whether you are looking for a spot to read the morning paper, enjoy a glass of wine or simply take advantage of the view.

Make the most of your balcony

Your outdoor space doesn’t need to be large to be enjoyed. We all love to spend time outdoors during the warmer months, creating a multi-use hybrid outdoor area offers greater flexibility and ensures that you maximise the space that you have.

Even with smaller outdoor spaces or balconies it’s possible to create a seamless indoors to outdoor feel. Outdoor lounging furniture such as our Splash outdoor sofas and armchairs provide a great place to enjoy the sun and socialise outside with friends and family. Those looking for a spot for lazy days in the sun may prefer our Lizard Sun Loungers, easily manoeuvrable and with five reclining angles, they are perfect for catching the sun no matter the time of day.

Levity 2 Seat Dining Table

Set up an outdoor work space

With many now working from home, setting up a functional outdoor workspace can be a great way to make use of smaller outdoor spaces or balconies whilst also ensuring you don’t have to sit inside your home during the summer! If you are thinking of setting up an outdoor workspace, make sure to also consider how the space can be used outside of work hours. For example a small Levity Table can serve as a versatile outdoor piece, whether it’s as an additional surface for your laptop during the day or for cocktails and small plates of food when socialising with friends in the evening.

Don’t forget to consider shade. The sun, while lovely to sit in, can often make it hard to see screens. A parasol can add some much needed shade during the day, protecting you from UV rays while also making it easier to work outdoors.

Create an outdoor balcony dining area

Dining outdoors is one of the undeniable joys of summer, a leisured, relaxed way to make the best of warmer days. Even in small outdoor spaces or balconies, there is often room to create an outdoor dining area. A versatile outdoor dining table such as a Levity Table is perfect for these occasions, available as a sleek 2 seat table up to a large 6 place it’s at home in small outdoor spaces and larger balconies alike. The Levity Table has a top that can be taken off, freeing up extra space when not in use.

We couldn’t mention outdoor dining without talking about an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor cooking is the perfect way to socialise with family and friends, even in smaller outdoor spaces or balconies. A La Carte Mobile offers the flexibility required in smaller spaces while also having a full range of appliances to choose from, including a 30” BBQ Grill from Sub-Zero Wolf, Teppanyaki grill or ceramic ‘Big Green Egg’. Complete your outdoor space by adding a few plant pots, including herbs, and you have a self-sufficient outdoor dining area and kitchen.


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