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!
Small Balcony Furniture Ideas!
Bistro Dining Sets
This striking red bistro is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your balcony decor while saving valuable space. When not in use, this set can be folded and tucked away. Perfect for outdoors, and easy to store.
Lots Of Stylish Options In This Roundup!:
Small Outdoor Bistro Set Picks:
Kelly Outdoor Iron Compact Bistro Set ($126.72)
Teak 3-Piece Bistro Set ($279)
Finnish Outdoor Wicker Bistro Set ($168.88)
Half Tables For Balconies
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.
Balcony Table Picks:
Rustic Industrial Acacia Wood Half-Round Table with Metal Frame, Teak and Black ($103.02)
Space-Saving Wall Table (229.95)
Found some more space-saving balcony tables here on Amazon
Balcony Bar Set
Image: Outdoor 3 Piece Acacia Wood Balcony Bar Set ($181.14)
A compact and easy to use set that you can attach to your balcony for maximum space-saving opportunities. When you just need a spot to have your coffee or breakfast outside, balcony bar sets is an easy and affordable solution. See more small balcony tables at Houzz , GDF Studios & Amazon
Where to get them?
Folding Mounted Balcony Table (Amazon)
Multipurpose Drink Cooler Tables:
2-Seater Outdoor Sofa / Loveseat
IMAGE: Outdoor Wicker Loveseat and Coffee Table with Tempered Glass Top ($466.17) from GDF Studios
For small balconies, all you need is a loveseat and a place to rest that delicious glass of wine. Spruce up that drab balcony with this plush loveseat and glass top coffee table. Get more Outdoor Loveseat ideas from GDF Studios.
Outdoor Loveseat Picks:
Outdoor Cedar Wood Loveseat ($255)
Outdoor Acacia Wood Loveseat ($225.15)
Patio Chairs & Lounge Sets
IMAGE: Nola Outdoor Wooden Dining Chairs with Cushions (Set of 2) – $158.50
If you just need a chair or two to complete your balcony decor, then this natural outdoor chair set is a stylish option to consider. With solid acacia wood frames and plush outdoor cushions, this chair offers hours of conversation for you and your guest. See more outdoor chairs at Cost Plus World Market | GDF Studios | Amazon |
Outdoor Chair Picks:
White Round All Weather Wicker Camden Outdoor Chair ($99) Available in Black & in Blue too!. See more outdoor chairs from World Market Here!
Modern Contemporary Urban Balcony Lounge Chair in White & Rattan ($362) on Houzz. See more outdoor balcony chairs from Houz Here.
Fonda Outdoor Iron Chairs, Set of 2 ($128.36) from GDF Studios
Rattan 3Pc Lounge Set, Brown/Beige – two chairs & a coffee table. ($294) from Houzz
2 Piece Patio Sectional Corner Sofa (See updated price on Amazon)
A Shelf for Plants Or Decor Accessories
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.
Outdoor Plant Shelf Picks:
Outdoor Industrial Firwood Corner Shelf ($127.51)
Leaning Ladder, 3-Tier Planter Stand ( $89.99)
Modular Wall Garden System ($100)
Black Firwood Outdoor 3-Tier Shelf ($312.20)
Wood And Metal Outdoor Planter ($119 – $149 Different sizes available)
A Half Canopy Umbrella
Traditional patio umbrellas can be too large and cumbersome for small balconies. These half-canopy, off-the-wall patio umbrellas are the perfect solution. 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.
Patio Umbrella Picks:
If you really don’t have space, then try a Railing Umbrella Holder (Amazon). 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
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).
Small Balcony Grill Picks:
Cuisinart CGG-240 Folding, Portable Gas Grill, Stainless Steel. $191 (Home Depot).
Cart-Style Charcoal Grill in Black with Side Shelf and Foldable Front Shelf $199 (Home Depot).
Walk-A-Bout Portable Charcoal Grill $55 (Home Depot).
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!
Swing Chair Picks:
White Patio Swing Chair ($767.58)
Tan Wicker Diamond Shaped Outdoor Patio Egg Lounge Chair Swing with Cushions ($499)
Natural Colored Grid Rattan Hanging Chair with Seat Cushion ($599+ FREE Shipping
2 person Egg Swing Chair With Outdoor Cover, White ($1,249+ FREE Shipping)
Temporary Floor Decking
IMAGE: Ipe Wood Deck Tiles – SwiftDeck Colorado 12″ x 12” – $12.22
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. Houzz has a nice variety here. 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 (found some modern outdoor rugs here at GDF Studios).
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?
Amazon: Outdoor Lighting Options
Get this table set in the color Natural Here at Houzz
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 you can create 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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