The best furniture for small spaces to decorate your terrace
It may seem like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to buying furniture for your outdoor space, especially when space is at a premium. But turn a small balcony or patio into a mini oasis for lounging and dining. East possible—with the right patio furniture for small spaces. If you’re wondering if you have enough space on your patio to outfit your space with the outdoor design trends projected for this year, we asked the experts for tips on how to make a space of any size look luxurious.
When shopping for small spaces, the experts at Fermob advise: “Look for pieces that aren’t too bulky and can be both visually appealing but also functional.” If you’re working with a particularly small footprint, less is more: it can be as simple as buying a single comfortable, weatherproof outdoor chair!
What to consider before buying your deck
Designing your outdoor space is all about combining function (space, use and care) with your personal style, says Lindsay Foster, senior director of merchandising at Frontgate. Here are some starting points for both.
First, calculate the square footage you are working with. Then dive into what you want to achieve…
What do you hope to do in your space? If entertainment is a primary goal, for example, you might want a small set or a few chairs that spin, giving guests the freedom to change direction and engage with everyone. If you plan on lounging solo, a larger daybed may do the trick. You might also want to think about how you’re going to store your furniture: “Find pieces that work for you,” advises Jordan England, CEO and co-founder of Industry West. “Pieces that serve multiple purposes are ideal, and chairs that stack? Our favourite.”
Next, it’s time to consider the look. Do you prefer aluminum, wicker or teak frames? From handcrafted rust-resistant aluminum and hand-woven weather-resistant wicker to durable high-grade teak, you have the choice of durable performance materials.
Since the furniture will be exposed to the elements, you also need to consider its strength. “Understand your lifestyle and required maintenance,” warns England. If you find yourself in a place with harsh elements, for example, opt for ultra-durable materials like aluminum.
At the end of the line : There are ways to make your small space less of a burden and more of a low-lift creative project for your garden. Bistro tables, slim bar carts, stools and stackable options will allow for flexible entertaining in even the smallest of spaces.
So now, time to shop! With the help of our experts, we have found functional, high-quality outdoor furniture that will easily fit into your small patio. Shop the best furniture suitable for small spaces that is sure to make an impact wherever you put it – even the little things make a big difference.
A breathable seat for two, this aluminum framed loveseat has a lightweight design that will fool your special guest. It’s a good choice if your patio gets a good amount of shade and a light breeze for reading outside.
Monet outdoor pouf, dove white
If your space is just enough for a seat for one person, pair this pouf as a companion to a hammock or a small lounge chair. It’s wrapped in aluminum and weather-resistant cord so you don’t have to rush outside in unpredictable weather.
If entertainment is a high priority, this outdoor console table will be the talk of your dinner party. Its powder coated aluminum frame makes it weather resistant and the two removable lids create an instant work surface so you can be the happy barista. There’s even storage space underneath for glassware!
These sculptural chairs add visual interest in a small footprint (and best of all, they’re stackable!) “Pair a few Ripple chairs with our EEX dining table for an attractive bistro atmosphere,” advises England.
Bistro balcony table
This space-saving version of Fermob’s iconic bistro table features an adjustable hanging system and a folding steel top, allowing you to save space when you’re not using the table. Pair it with a Bistro chair, the iconic design known for being versatile and portable. Both pieces are made from powder coated steel and are designed to withstand the outdoors.
Caribe Chic high side table
Your balcony will feel complete with this attractive handcrafted side table. It adds texture, play and flair without looking out of place. This beauty is crafted with recycled plastic cords and traditional wicker weaving techniques, and the steel frame is powder coated for a weather-resistant finish.
Belmar Striped Bistro Chair
If you’re looking for a chair that’s colorful enough to work indoors or outdoors, this rattan-framed beauty will be a fun accent chair for your space.
Coupland Square Bistro
At just under 25″, this UV-resistant bistro set can actually fold and stack if you’re looking to move things around without hassle.
Set of nesting tables Oulala
We can’t get enough of Fermob’s newest nesting set which includes three tables, each at a different height and size, allowing you to mix and match to suit your needs. The tables slide under each other when not in use, taking up less floor space while adding visual appeal.
Handcrafted in North Carolina, this petite chair is perfect for small balconies and patio setups. Its hidden swivel allows for a 360 degree view and its durable outdoor fabric stands up to unpredictable weather.
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