Balcony furniture ideas

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Balcony furniture ideas
Chairs are a comfortable way to furnish your balcony. (balcony image by Tracy Horning from

Balconies come in all different sizes, so there are many different furniture options available to meet various needs. Some pieces of furniture can even double as storage to maximise the amount of space available. No matter what you use your balcony for, there are pieces of furniture to accommodate it.


Having storage on your balcony is an important consideration. Take into account what is on the balcony and what you may need to store in that space. Some furniture can double as storage units. For instance, some seats or table tops can be lifted to reveal storage underneath. If you do not have much to store outside, then consider using smaller storage containers that can be hidden behind plants or flowers.


Depending on the size of your balcony, you can have many different kinds of furniture. One option for a smaller space is a bistro set. This normally includes two chairs and a small table and can be made of different materials like wrought iron or wood. A bistro set is great for having a cup of coffee in the morning, but it is normally not big enough to eat dinner on. If you have a larger balcony, there are bigger pieces that can allow you to lounge as well. This can include anything from a love seat, to a chaise lounge to a patio table and chairs. These are also made of different materials that can vary depending upon your preferences.


Another type of decor some people opt for is fencing. If you would like your balcony to be more private, try placing a fence on your balcony. Most balconies have some sort of fence but they can be short and don't provide any privacy. Try placing a bamboo fence inside the fence that is already on the balcony. You can also find fences made of wrought iron that allow you to grow plants on them. Over time, the plants will grow up the sides of the fence, providing more beauty and privacy. While these provide some privacy, they don't totally block your balcony. Keep in mind, however, that using a fence can cause you to obscure your view and ability to see outside of your balcony.


One way to liven up your balcony is by adding a few potted plants. If you have a small balcony, even one or two plants can make a big difference. A window box or small pots of flowers are also options for decorating the balcony. When deciding which plants to use, take into consideration whether your balcony is shaded or if it receives direct sunlight. If it does receive sunlight, then consider how much light it receives. Some good ideas of plants to use are bonsai or orchids. These are plants that don't take up much space and have very decorative qualities.

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