Sunny weather is here! And while we’re steering clear of the beach and the park until it’s safe to be around large groups of people, you better believe we’re going to be soaking up all the sun we can get from home. Which means taking advantage of our teeny tiny balcony, and turning it into a place we’d be happy to spend a lazy afternoon. Here, 12 pieces of small balcony furniture that’ll totally transform your outdoor space, no matter what size it is. Psst, you can totally put these items on a patio or porch too.
1. Hashtag Home Drayton Patio 5 Piece Bistro Set
Sure, having two chaise loungers would be nice, but when they’re not in use, they’re majorly in the way. These chairs and nesting ottomans are just as comfortable for kicking your feet up, but they slide under the table for easy storage. Plus, the entire set is made from weather- and rust-resistant metal, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of lugging it all inside when it rains.
2. Beachcrest Home Muhammad Cantilever Umbrella
Did you get your first sunburn of the season while “working” from the balcony? Same and we wish we’d invested in one of these umbrellas. The cantilever design is ideal for small spaces because the stand stays out of the way, rather than becoming the focal point.
3. Ebern Designs Cropsey Wicker/Rattan Balcony Table
OK, this idea is pretty genius. Rather than letting a stand-alone table take up precious outdoor space, just secure this wicker and rattan one to your balcony railing. Oh, and did we mention it folds down easily when not in use?
4. Langley Street Teardrop Patio Chair
Sometimes, you’re better off setting up one big, comfy chair than trying to fit a whole patio set up there—especially if your interested in securing some alone time. This cool teardrop-shaped lounger looks like a tranquil spot to for curling up with a good book. And judging from its over 1,000 five-star reviews, it’s just as comfortable and well-made as it looks.
5. Mercury Row Landers 3 Piece Bistro Set with Cushions
Looking to complete your modern aesthetic, even from the exterior? This weather-resistant wicker set should do the trick. The chic chairs will make you feel like you’re sitting poolside at a fancy resort and with ultra-comfortable foam-filled cushions, you’ll never want to get up. Just keep in mind that the brand recommends storing all three pieces inside when they’re not in use, to keep them looking good as new. High maintenance, but worth it.
6. Classic Accessories Montlake FadeSafe Brazilian Hammock
Sunbathing on your balcony is pretty great on its own. But sunbathing on your balcony in a hammock? That’s a whole other level of relaxation (so long as you have the room for this 6.8 foot x 4.8 foot design). Set it up in its stand and there you have it: Your new WFH office.
7. Ove Decors Brisbane Wicker Outdoor Day Bed
We have a feeling there’s going to be a fight between every member of the family—including the dog—to decide who gets to spend Sunday afternoons napping on this day bed. Just keep in mind that it’s about four and a half feet wide in both directions, so it’s not exactly the smallest of these options.
8. Bungalow Rose Conn 3 Piece Seating Group with Cushions
We can totally imagine sipping our morning coffee settled in one of these minimalist chairs. And the beauty of the clean lines of this three piece set is that they don’t overwhelm even the most compact space.
9. Noble House Reginald Outdoor Right Sided Sofa
Room for two people to sit, with a little ledge to rest a candle or your cocktail (or both). What more could you need? This solid wood frame will stand the test of time, becoming the mainstay of your outdoor space.
10. Modway Endeavor Wicker Outdoor Coffee Table
Technically, this coffee table is part of a larger set. But we love the idea of placing it on top of an outdoor rug, and using a few cushions for seating around it. Boho chic outdoor dinner, coming right up.
11. World Menagerie Adit Pot Planter Set
Plants instantly pull your decor together, but they can take up a lot of room. That’s why we’re fans of this hanging tiered planter. Secure it to the ceiling (provided part of your balcony has one) or to the wall and your plant babies will have a totally ‘gram-worthy new home.
12. Christopher Knight Home Sedona Mid Century Outdoor Chairs
Who needs bulky side tables when you have these chairs? They have ample space on either side of the cushions to hold your beer or your book. If you’d rather sit side-by-side, just push them together to create a makeshift loveseat.