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We’ve got some handy little options to get you started if you have a small balcony in need of a makeover. Even the smallest urban balcony has the potential to be a tiny outdoor haven with the right panting and the ideal outdoor furniture!
We also understand that balconies come in different shapes and sizes so there’s something here for everyone.
Make sure you source weather-resistant garden furniture.
When using cushions or other soft furnishings, ensure these are Water-Repellent and that fabrics used outdoors are ideally UV Resistant, so they don’t fade.
To make your balcony more homely and irresistible in the evenings, don’t forget to add a throw or two.
Pick lightweight furniture that won’t be difficult to move indoors or out at a moment’s notice.
If you’re living in an apartment block, make sure your lift or stairwell is large enough to take in any benches or furniture you may want to install.
The good news? It’s just a tiny floor space, so it won’t break the bank if you’re adding surface material like flooring or painting.
One of the easiest ways to add more comfort and personality to your mini outdoor space is to make it a pleasure to set foot in. Literally.
When you have a tiny balcony floor space, think of your vertical spaces as another way to maximise your space.
A word of caution - do check with building management as to the recommended suspension hooks that should be used and the weight-bearing limits of your balcony ceilings. This will impact your neighbour's floor overhead.
Furniture aside, you can also dress up your balcony space with easy vertical planting, such as
This way, your love for a soothing green environment will not eat up valuable floor space, leaving more room for you to enjoy the view.
Building a simple bench against a balcony side wall suntrap is the best way to add furniture without eating up floor space too. You’ll find all the right materials here at Homevalue - just ask a friendly member of the team to get you started with the right kit
You could make your own bench cushions or source them ready-made - for example, consider the
Our Garden Collection 2-Seater or 1-seater Bench Cushions: These polyester outdoor cushions are perfect for Benches and come in a range of colours.
Alternatively, consider a simple 2 -seater bench. There are many options, but our suggestion is to go for something that’s not too wide for the lift or stairwell and is light enough to carry.
Here are some ideas
If you can, all you need to fit in is a simple 2 chairs and a table bistro set to make this mini haven an adorable breakfast or brunch area for those balmy summer days, or a cosy spot with a glass of wine in the evenings.
Start with any one of these furniture set ideas :
There you have it! Some very simple ideas to get you started with your balcony do-over