Many people love having a garden attached to their home so they can spend long hours outside enjoying their hard-earned living space. However, if you also have a balcony area in your home, or you live in a flat or apartment block with an outside balcony, it makes sense to maximise the space and enjoy the views and weather when it’s warm and hot. Below we go into more detail about the best garden furniture for balconies currently available, so you have a good idea of what will work for your home.
Garden Coffee Table
Every balcony should have space to fit a garden coffee table, no matter how large or small the area is. Whether you are spending time outside by yourself or with a partner, or relaxing with a friend sipping on a refreshing drink and enjoy a lunchtime snack, it’s an essential piece of furniture you won’t be able to live without.
Bistro sets are the next step up from just owning a garden coffee table, offering chairs and table in matching colours and designs. Most bistro sets tend to come with at least two chairs, but you can always invest in a larger set that comes with four seats if it will be used regularly by the family or to entertain friends. Bistro sets are also highly adaptable, giving you more seating options around the home should you have large groups of friends or family come to visit for a celebration – ensuring no-one is left standing around waiting to sit down!
Not all balconies are spacious and allow room for tables and chairs, but that doesn’t mean you have to be excluded. Even one or two chairs should be enough to really get the most from your time outside. Or if you are looking to update your existing chairs, the range of designs and colours available make it easy to find the right one for your living space. Whether it’s relaxing outside catching a tan and enjoying the views, or taking a quick break from being indoors, the simple purchase of patio chairs can have a big impact on your lifestyle.
Rattan Conservatory Furniture
If you are looking for truly adaptable furniture for your balcony, then rattan conservatory furniture ticks all the right boxes. Rattan material is great for use outdoors at all times of the year due to the natural weather resistance it offers against UV rays and rainwater. It looks equally at home inside the conservatory as it does out on the patio, lawn or balcony, giving you a truly comfortable and relaxing spot to get away from the stresses of the world. The lightweight, yet durable, nature of this type of furniture also means it can moved from one location to another around the home without too much strain involved in doing so.
Bistro Table Sets
If you already own some chairs, or want to refresh your balcony furniture, the addition of bistro table sets should make it feel complete. They come in a variety of sizes, so finding the right dimensions that will not feel too big or small on your balcony should not be an issue. They always tend to be a popular choice because you can start the day outside while enjoying breakfast, give your lunch a fresh perspective, set the right mood for dinner time, and allow you to pop out for late-night drinks. While simple in design, a bistro set really can bring a lot of vibrancy to your world, and are extremely cost effective at the same time.
Rattan Patio Furniture
Anyone with enough space on their balcony may want to take a closer look at rattan patio furniture. From single seaters, to sofas and recliners, you can find all types of seating solutions that will transform how you spend time outside. Rattan patio furniture doesn’t just have to be used for spring and summer only. Add in some throws, cushions and blankets during the autumn to make a cosy nook that gives you a break from the house, keeping you warm and cosy without feeling you are neglecting your balcony furniture for half the year.