Small Balcony Furniture Ideas + Some Decor Inspiration

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If you’re looking for small balcony furniture ideas to spruce up your outdoor space, I’ve got some ideas for you! Finding outdoor patio furniture that fits can often be a struggle, especially when most balconies are pretty small and narrow.

The good news is there are plenty of ways to make the most of your space and plenty of options for compact furniture pieces. If you’re not exactly sure what you need this list offers some ideas and stylish options.

Plus, at the end of this article, you’ll find some decorating tips and balcony decor inspiration to help you get started!

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Small Balcony Furniture Ideas!

Small Bistro Dining Sets

Get This Red Bistro Set Here On Amazon

A compact bistro set is a perfect way to add a dining space to your small outdoor area. Look for pieces that are trim, visually lightweight, or space-saving like the piece above. This striking red bistro set is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your balcony decor while saving valuable space. If you need extra space just fold it up and tucked away. Plus it’s pretty cheap on Amazon! Buy it Here! See more Compact Outdoor Bistro Sets, perfect for small spaces!

Related: Natural Front Porch Furniture & Decor Ideas For Small Spaces

Balcony Half Tables

These tables nestle against the railing or wall and occupy very little floor space. Perfect for breakfast on the balcony. Also, try the mounted balcony table to save on floor space.

I Found some space-saving balcony tables here on Amazon

Balcony Bar Set

Pensacola Outdoor 3 Piece Acacia Wood Balcony Bar Set

SHOP This: Outdoor 3 Piece Acacia Wood Balcony Bar Set On Amazon!

A slim, balcony bar set that you can attach to your balcony railing provides maximum space-saving opportunities. When you just need a spot to have your coffee or breakfast outside, balcony bar sets are an easy and affordable solution.

Some Balcony Bar/Pub Table Picks From Amazon:

2-Piece Industrial Balcony Bar Table Set (Amazon)

Folding Mounted Balcony Table (Amazon)

Hanging, Folding Balcony Railing Bar Table (Amazon)

Multipurpose Drink Cooler Tables:

Outdoor Wine Cooler Bar Table (Amazon)

Garden MPG-PC01 Wooden Patio Cooler (Amazon)

Rattan Rolling Cooler Cart Outdoor, Portable Beverage Bar (Amazon)

A Small Outdoor Sofa / Loveseat

SHOP This Rope Woven Sectional Patio Furniture L-Shaped Conversation Sofa On Amazon

Just because you have a small balcony or patio doesn’t mean you can’t have a comfy lounger. This detachable, L-Shaped sofa is small enough for a balcony (Check out the customer picks in the reviews section). Get cozy on this stylish, natural outdoor set and enjoy the outdoor air this summer. The matching table is perfect for that glass (and bottle) of wine or morning coffee.

Small Outdoor Sofa Picks:

Outdoor Acacia Wood Loveseat and Coffee Table Set  – Teak Finish

3 Piece Poolside Bobbi Outdoor Bistro Set, (In multiple colors)

Bamboo Round Outdoor/Indoor Daybed

Gray Rattan Outdoor 3-Seater Sofa

Outdoor Accent Chairs

outdoor wooden club chair white and wood chair set

SHOP This Outdoor Wooden Club Chair Set, White and Teak Finish From Amazon

If you’re really short on space a pair of club chairs would do well to create a comfortable outdoor space. This natural outdoor club chair set is made with solid acacia wood and features a modern curved design. Its plush outdoor cushions, provide optimum comfort and are covered with a non-porous material, making it waterproof and easy to clean. See Updated Price HERE On Amazon.

A Shelf for Plants Or Decor Accessories

outdoor balcony plant shelf

Get This Wooden Plant Stand Here On Amazon

Add some greenery to your outdoor oasis without sacrificing space. Outdoor shelves like these are perfect for storing plants, decor items, lights, etc. Maximize that vertical space with slim, tall shelves to house all your lush plants and flowers.

A Half Canopy Umbrella

half canopy umbrella for small balconies

Traditional patio umbrellas can be too large and cumbersome for small balconies. These half-canopy, off-the-wall patio umbrellas are the perfect solution. I Found an affordable Half Patio Garden Umbrella  On Amazon.

They stand flush against a wall or vertical surface to provide cooling shade wherever you need it. They’re mobile so you can move them around as much as needed.

If you’re short on space, then try a Railing Umbrella Holder (Amazon) instead. Perfect for the tiniest of balconies, this nifty holder allows you to mount your umbrella onto your balcony railing to help block out those harsh rays.

Small Balcony BBQ Grill

small balcony grill

22 in. Original Kettle Charcoal Grill in Black (see updated price Amazon).

Summer is right around the corner, and it’s safe to say that outdoor BBQs are going to look a lot different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy outdoor cooking. A small balcony grill that is safe and doesn’t take up too much space is a great way to spend time outdoors and create a sense of normalcy this summer (the old normal).

Swing Chair

small balcony and patio swing chairs

When you need something that’s a little more playful and cozy, these egg swing chairs really deliver the goods! A charming accessory that provides incredible comfort and style to your outdoor space. The options are endless here so let your personality shine!

Temporary Floor Decking

Small balcony decor ideas
temporary wooden deck flooring tiles

SHOP: Temporary Decking & Floor Tiles On (Amazon)

Technically not furniture but definitely worth mentioning. Most balconies are outfitted with unattractive concrete flooring. Which makes these temporary wood deck tiles so popular.

Add some warmth to your balcony with removable flooring. There are so many styles & color options out there it won’t be hard to find a set that suits your style. They’re super easy to install and you can style them in any pattern/combination you like.

Tips For Upgrading Your Small Balcony/Patio

1. Soften the space with rugs and pillows and throw to create a warm and inviting outdoor space. If your furniture is simple and neutral, this is the perfect opportunity to add some color and personality to your space.

2. Have fun decorating but be practical. Outdoor spaces are a joy to decorate but you have to be mindful that your furniture will be exposed to the elements. Choose furniture that can withstand the weather, and if it can’t, then invest in a simple furniture cover (see some affordable options here).

Use a cart or mobile shelf for your decor so you can easily transport everything in and out, and make sure your rug is suitable for outdoor use (I found some modern Machine-Washable Outdoor Rugs from Ruggable).

3. Add some ambiance with lighting. String lights are a popular choice for outdoors—they create the perfect mood lighting, and can be draped and maneuvered wherever you need them.

If you lack outdoor outlets, many string lights are battery-operated and made specifically for outside use (see below for options). Another option is lanterns, so your candles stay safe from the elements.

Where To Get Outdoor Lighting?

Lumens Lighting & Living: Outdoor String Lights | More Outdoor Lighting Options

Amazon: Outdoor Lighting Options

Some Balcony Decor Inspiration!

modern space-saving balcony bistro set
neutral small balcony decor
simple small balcony bistro set and decor
cozy bohemian colorful balcony decor
colorful bohemian balcony decor
boho natural small balcony decor
small Parisian balcony bistro set
small balcony decor using wooden pallets
black and white small balcony decor
small balcony rattan chairs
small bistro set in tiny balcony decor
Simple balcony decor with small wooden bistro set and plants
small balcony pallet chairs

Sometimes all you need are a few wooden pallets and some plush cushions to create a cozy outdoor space. If you’re on a budget just grab some free crates from your local hardware store, stack them up then get a few outdoor cushions (from Amazon), and voila! You just created a comfy, rustic outdoor lounge area.

What’s great about these pallets is that you can paint or vanish them to get the look you want. It’s an affordable and versatile option that’s hard not to consider.


I hope this was helpful and I hope you’re now inspired to create that beautiful outdoor oasis you’ve been dreaming of. Our outdoor space has never been more important than now. Make it a special place where you can relax and be at peace. And don’t forget to have fun!

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