10 August 2023
Furniture to enhance any Small Urban Garden or City Balcony
As New Zealanders, we have an intrinsic connection to nature and the outdoors. However, one of the realities of modern urban living is that we may have to compromise on outdoor space in order to enjoy the convenience of city life.
It doesn’t, however, mean that you can’t make the most of the space that you do have. Transforming your balcony or patio into your own relaxing urban oasis will still allow you to embrace the beauty and benefits of outdoor living, year round.
It’s all about being selective and smart with the outdoor furniture pieces you choose so that they cover both functionality and comfort, without compromising on space and contemporary aesthetics.
If you’re looking for inspiration for urban outdoor living areas, consider these ideas for making the most of smaller spaces.
Modern Outdoor Table for two
A flat white the sun rises over the city as it wakes? Or perhaps a crisp pinot gris at the end of the day with city lights twinkling? Either way, no urban balcony is complete without the right place to recline and admire your surrounds. A cafe round folding table and side chairs dining set makes for an elegant yet practical setting that will take you from brunch to sundowners to a romantic dinner under the stars. Folding furniture is ideal for smaller outdoor areas, as it allows for versatility - simply fold up when you need more space. Grade-A teak is the best choice for outdoor furniture because it’s resistant to moisture and sun exposure. Combined with powder-coated steel, your outdoor table will withstand whatever the elements throw at it, while maintaining its appearance for years to come.
Choose outdoor furniture that makes smart, yet stylish, use of your space. Teak blanket boxes can double as both furniture and as an outdoor storage trunk. Style with cushions to transform your blanket box into additional seating, or the convenient coffee-table-height of the blanket box also means it’s the perfect place for resting your cheese platter and ice bucket. Of course, when it’s time to pack things away, simply open the lid and store your outdoor items inside the blanket box.
Enjoy high style, with ultimate comfort. A two-seater outdoor loveseat is an essential addition to your urban balcony garden. With its streamline silhouette, a contemporary loveseat adds practical luxury while still offering a sense of space in smaller areas. A wide arm rest provides a convenient spot for setting down a drink, or keep things simple by adding an accent side table to complement the aesthetic of your love seat.
Choose a timeless design, add a cushion accent and you have the perfect place to put your feet up or sit side-by-side with a sweetheart. What’s more, if the time comes to move on and you find yourself with more space, your loveseat will easily integrate with other outdoor pieces.
Lounge outdoors in style
If relaxation is your prerogative, then a chic outdoor lounger should for sure feature in your urban balcony garden. It’s calm, comfort and contemporary style all in one versatile outdoor furniture piece. Take time out with a book, catnap in the late afternoon sun, or recline with a cool drink. Complete the picture with an accent table for keeping essentials conveniently close by.
If space truly is of the essence but you want to ensure your outdoor area still makes a statement in style, then bold and beautiful relaxing chairs should be your go-to. Pair a relaxing swivel chair with a sophisticated side table, or style two relaxing lounge chairs with an elegant accent table. Let the view inspire your placement, surround your chairs with vertical-line pots and greenery and outdoor lanterns and you’ve created your own private, ethereal oasis.
Feeling inspired? Browse our online catalogue or visit us in store in our Outdoor Furniture Parnell showroom to discover more beautiful pieces that could help transform your urban balcony garden into the backyard of your dreams.