Having a small porch or balcony can be discouraging when it is time to decorate, but it shouldn't be! You don't need a lot of space to create a gorgeous outdoor space that feels like a personal oasis. These awesome small balcony ideas are perfect for creating your ideal outdoor living space!
1. Illuminate Your Area
The perfect lighting can set the mood on your balcony or porch. Carefully weave string lights along your balcony railing. Small solar lights are the perfect eco-friendly outdoor lighting idea! If you have electricity on your balcony or porch, consider picking up a small lamp. Invest in a mini waterfall with waterfall lighting for a relaxing ambiance that is perfect for unwinding at the end of the day.
2. Use Your Green Thumb
Plenty of plants are always a great idea for decorating small spaces. They help to truly open the space, making it appear larger and more comfortable. Relax among tropical plants in your personal paradise or enjoy a few outdoor plants on your coffee table. Tall plants are another great idea, but be careful not to include too many or it can make your small space feel claustrophobic. Store your gardening supplies in a cozy outdoor storage box like this one!
3. Chair Cushions In A Neutral Color Palette
Your primary color scheme for your porch or balcony space should be light. Consider patio lounge chairs with light colored cushions like these. Using a light color helps to transform small spaces into perfect spaces by creating the illusion of a larger space.
4. Ottomans As Seating
Outdoor furniture doesn't have to be big or bulky to make a space work. This is especially true if you don't have a lot of room to work with. Instead of a lounge chair, opt for an ottoman or two to use as seating. We have an extensive collection of affordable outdoor ottomans here.
5. Create A Cozy Reading Nook
A reading nook is a perfect way to spend a day off! When creating your personal relaxation space, consider outdoor furniture that will give your plenty of room to relax, such as a patio daybed. It should provide ample room for both yourself and plenty of cushions. Then, add some cushions or throw pillows, a cute concrete planter, and candles for the perfect amount of relaxation. You'll never want to leave your cozy nook!
6. Minimal Pieces Of Furniture
Opting for a minimalist, modern living look is the perfect contemporary balcony idea. Pay close attention to the architectural details of furniture when purchasing it. It should have clean lines and take up minimal space, like this adorable outdoor Rocker chat set for two. You don't need a lot of furniture to enjoy sitting outside with a friend! Add a few personal touches to your balcony or porch, such as artificial grass or potted plants to make your seating area cozy.
7. Functional Furniture
When you are working with a small space, functional furniture is a must. Whether you need a place to store out of season balcony decor or extra alcohol for your balcony bar, this awesome outdoor storage box is going to work out perfectly!
8. Let Go the Side Table
While minimal and functional furniture is a great idea, you can ditch the side table options in favor of creating more space. Place a large throw on the floor in place of seating. Then, finish the look with this adirondack chair that equipped with detachable Tray Table. This Free extra feature will add a great functional compliment for those who has space limitation and the minimal look will be the perfect relaxing retreat.
Here at Cambridge Casual, we care about our customers. We not only want to provide you with all of the outdoor furniture that you need, but we also want to give you ideas that inspire you to create your perfect outdoor living space. For more awesome ideas, check out the rest of our blogs!