Outdoor spaces 2022: Styling a Small Outdoor Space

August 10, 2023
Outdoor spaces 2022: Styling a Small Outdoor Space

A petite outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t dress it in style – even if it’s a small courtyard or balcony, which can easily be elevated with a few key pieces. It’s always a plus if your house or apartment has any kind of alfresco area, and no matter how tiny it is, there is so much design potential and a plethora of beautiful outdoor furniture available to fill your space. Depending on what your aesthetic is and whether it comes off a bedroom or living area, it can be an outdoor oasis, morning coffee-spot, or the ultimate small entertaining space.

Whether you have a tiny apartment balcony or a generously sized outdoor patio, to make the most of the space you should focus on creating a seamless blend between the indoors and out, and create an intimate space that is equally as beautiful as your home's interior.

From beautiful weather-resistant pieces to an outdoor ottoman and coffee table, we bring you some of our favourites for filling that petite space with ease.

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Add a Café table to your Outdoor Space

All you need to enjoy your morning coffee or evening pinot gris on your balcony is a café table and a chair. To allow the space to be further opened up when not in use, choose a space-saving table that folds up easily so you can store it inside if necessary. As if taken straight out of a Parisian Café, our Café Round Teak Folding Table has a beautiful Grade A Teak top with powder coated steel legs, making for a romantic, whimsical look whilst still being a practical piece that folds away for easy storage. The Café Round Teak Folding Table looks great with the Café Teak Folding Side Chairs, but can also be teamed up with all many of teak chairs, or even a little concrete stool.

If you’re keen on purely using wood on your balcony for an enhanced organic feel, our Round Teak Pedestal Dining Table is the perfect option for you. A classic example of the traditional teak folding table, these round teak folding tables are made in Grade-A teak and will last you a lifetime. Gradually ageing to  a soft, silvery hue, this table is ideal for outdoor dining, conveniently folding away for compact storage.

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Go green

Perfect for set dressing and for privacy, planters filled with happy, leafy plants will allow you to create the feel of a garden wonderland no matter how compact your balcony.

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Add some herbs to make your small space smell as good as it looks, and harvest them when needed for adding fresh to dishes. Consider popping your green friends in our Blok Concrete Rectangular Trough planter, which is perfect in an urban setting or to give a softer, more leafy space a bit of an edge.

Opt for a Pouf or Ottoman

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If you’re really short on space, get some colourful and comfortable floor pillows or poufs that can do double duty inside. Our Donut Outdoor Relaxing Pouf creates maximum visual interest, and as they are made from synthetic wicker with an interior filled with high end Quick Dry Foam®, they also fare very well when exposed to the outdoor elements. This beauty also comes in two sizes to fit a variety of settings, working well as an alternative seating option or even a low coffee table depending on your needs.

For a softer option, the Fuji Collection of poufs are incredibly appealing, offering a contemporary take on the boho luxe outdoor living room. The Fuji Outdoor Relaxing Poufs come in both large and small sizes, and are a beautiful mix of chic indoor accessory and beachside, alfresco essential. Created using a sturdy mix of outdoor-ready powder-coated aluminium and all-weather resistant fabric, these pieces function as a seating surface, an ottoman, or an accessory, so the perfect match for intimate spaces.

Design a Spot For Happy Hour Al Fresco

What’s better than spending happy hour watching sunsets or gazing at the stars? A coffee table and two low chairs are all you need to create a space to relax while the world passes you by below. Pair your café table of choice with one or two of our exquisite Bianca Outdoor Rope Dining Chairs. In a league of its own, the Bianca Collection is an amazing mix of simple, sleek style and incredible, modern materials. A beautiful bronzed frame with rope and Sunbrella® cushioning makes for an opulent setting like no other.

Relax in your Outdoor Space from Design Warehouse

Long summer days deserve to be spent al fresco in complete comfort. If you’re looking for some stylish outdoor pieces for your summer in the sun, we can help. If you’re near our showroom, we’d love to host you for a tour of what’s on offer. Our pieces come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, you might be using our astute delivery service.

Design Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying luxury outdoor furniture to architects, designers, landscapers, hotels, resorts and private residences for over 25 years, so when we say we know what’s best for outdoor style… you can rest assured that we have the knowledge to back it up.

For more information, please call one of our qualified sales people at Design Warehouse for more information – we’d love to help, or for more inspiration see our Instagram feed