7 May 2021
Small Space, Big Impact
It’s always a plus if your house or apartment has a balcony, and no matter how tiny it is, there is so much design potential and a plethora of beautiful outdoor furniture available to fill your small outdoor 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 pouf and coffee table, we bring you some of our favourites for filling that petite space with ease.
Add a Café Table
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 (left) 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 Arm or Side Chairs, but can also be teamed up with basic 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 Folding 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.
Go GreenPerfect 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. 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 Lodge Distressed Teak Outdoor Planter (right), which is a lovely rustic piece made from reclaimed teak wood that is destined to be enjoyed for a lifetime.
Opt for a Pouf or Ottoman
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 (left) creates maximum visual interest, whilst the Donut Outdoor Wicker Ottoman is a versatile style that appeals to commercial and residential spaces alike. Made from synthetic wicker and 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 Studio Collection of poufs are incredibly appealing, offering a contemporary take on the boho luxe outdoor living room. The Studio Three Outdoor Round Poufs in Stone come in both large and small sizes, and are a beautiful mix of Moroccan magic and beachside vibe. Featuring an incredible weave of polypropylene rope in a stunning pattern and filled with high end Quick Dry Foam®, they add a real touch of opulence and are incredibly easy to move and implement anywhere you need them.
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 wicker Nairobi Pure Dining Chairs (right) in a soft moss colour. A simple chair with contemporary flair, the Nairobi Pure features a rounded back for cosying into and a base that subtly curves up to add unobtrusive arms to this dashing chair. With a Mid-Century vibe and a relaxed elegance all its own, Nairobi Pure is a favourite for reclining in style.
Choosing the right furniture for your small outdoor space can be easy with help from Design Warehouse. We have 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. Shop our website to see hundreds of styles and all in stock or visit our designer outdoor furniture showroom, we are open daily and look forward to speaking with you. Request a quote by calling (0800) 111-112 to place your order immediately.