It is very common for people not to have a garden or patio space and to simply have a balcony as there only outdoor space. However, just because you have a small outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy that space.

Here, we have recommended some of the great ways you can utilise your balcony or small outdoor area.

"A table and chairs are perfect for enjoying a cup of tea or some dinner on the balcony and enjoying the fresh air."

- White Stores

Space Saving Furniture

Make your balcony a space you can actually sit on and use with some great space saving furniture. A table and chairs are perfect for enjoying a cup of tea or some dinner on the balcony and enjoying the fresh air.

We especially recommend rattan bistro sets for those with small balconies as rattan is fully weatherproof and can be left outside without damage. This is perfect as it means you won’t have to store your furniture within your apartment when the weather gets bad.

Plus, rattan garden furniture is aesthetically pleasing and will not look out of place in a modern or traditional balcony setting. You also have a lot of colours to choose from, so you won’t be limited by style or taste just because you’re short on space.

An Outdoor Rug

Give your balcony a more attractive look and a more homely feel with a stunning outdoor rug. Outdoor rugs make your area feel warmer and make you more likely to use the space in spring weather as well as summer.

An outdoor rug is mostly weatherproof but will need cleaning from time to time which should be easy to do and can be dried in place on the balcony.


Outdoor Cushions

The same way an outdoor rug makes your balcony seem more homely, some outdoor scatter cushions will do the same, making your area cosier and more comfortable. Scatter cushions are available in plenty of shapes, sizes and colours so there will always be something to suit your preferences.

Wind Chimes & Water Features

Create a tranquil outdoor space with some gentle wind chimes and a water feature such as a small solar powered fountain. These features will create a peaceful atmosphere so that you can further enjoy your outdoor space no matter it’s size.


Colourful Plants & Greenery

Adding some potted plants, hanging baskets or flower troughs is a great way to make your balcony feel more garden-like as well as improve the appearance. Choose some tough green plants that are durable and long-lasting so that you are sure to have some colour year round and then pick some more colourful flowers that might need replacing each season so that there is an extra burst of colour in the summer.

If you need help choosing outdoor furniture for your small balcony or patio area we recommend a visit to one of our garden furniture showrooms where our helpful sales assistants can help you measure and test the furniture to find what’s right for you.