You might not be able to escape to a secluded spot in nature every day, but you can walk outside and settle into comfy, relaxing chair — maybe even a hammock — for a sunrise or sunset. Few things match the joy of sipping a cup of tea or coffee (or a glass of wine) as you listen to the wind blowing and the birds singing from your private outdoor living room.
A good set of balcony furniture can also create an outdoor dining area to enjoy with loved ones, pets, or a good book. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of options for small balcony furniture to accommodate those of us working with limited square footage. We've designed this list to help you find the best balcony furniture ideas for every space, no matter your tastes. Keep reading to get inspired.
10 Places to Buy Outdoor Furniture Sets for Your Balcony
Founded by father-son duo Bob and Jay Dillon in 2017, Yardbird launched to bring eco-friendly and affordable outdoor furniture directly to consumers. Yardbird has an extensive range of outdoor seating and dining options, including some loveseats and patio bistro sets that could be perfect for your balcony or smaller outdoor spaces.
Featuring rich, golden teak, Yardbird's Winnie Bistro Set is a deep-seated collection with beautiful craftsmanship, unmatched durability, and top-of-the-line Sunbrella® fabric. This set would be perfect for grabbing your morning coffee or alfresco dining in the evening.
The Langdon Loveseat Set is a best-seller with oversized seat cushions, wide wicker arms, and a modular design. The patio furniture set includes two fixed chairs, one loveseat, and one coffee table, giving you everything you need for a cozy outdoor living space. For smaller spaces, The Langdon collection also sells single swivel and fixed chairs.
Floyd is a furniture and home decor brand that offers a diverse range of furniture, from beds to patio tables. They provide quality furniture with a reduced carbon footprint, and their mission to build “the furniture of the future” started in 2013. Floyd manufactures all products in the United States with a minimalist, Scandi aesthetic.
Floyd made their first foray into outdoor furniture with The Outdoor Set, a collection of versatile, weather-resistant dining chairs and tables — each available in four cheerful colors. With lightweight aluminum and a matte powder coat, these pieces are ideal for any modern balcony.
The Outdoor Bench is a multitasking star that can serve as a welcoming seat, dining bench, or garden bench. The Outdoor Chair features comfortable curvature that provides an accessible seat and a design that allows convenient stacking for storage. Finally, the Outdoor Table comes in a square option, perfect for a bistro or side table, and a rectangle option, ideal as a dining table. The three can combine into one beautiful dining set, or you can pick and choose as needed.
"Neighbor is a brand that uses weather-resistant materials without sacrificing aesthetics. While there were a plethora of viable materials to pick from, finding one that was environmentally friendly is a challenge," says Reid. "Neighbor's quick-drying foam is one of the brand's most appealing features, as it means their cushions are less prone to rot and mildew while remaining highly comfy."
Made with indoor sophistication, The Chair from the Haven Collection is a modern teak outdoor patio chair designed to fit any space. The Chair is built to last with cushioned, clean-lined armrests, quick-drying foam, and Sunbrella® fabric.
You might build a basic conversation set with two or three Neighbor outdoor chairs paired with the Braid Rug and the Braid Pouf. The rug and the pouf are made in the USA from Sunbrella® yarn and comfortable, quick-drying foam cushions. The pouf can serve as an extra seat, a side table, or somewhere to kick your feet up after a long day.
Outer is on a mission to "bring life back outside," offering simple, luxurious outdoor furniture for modern homes. They use premium materials made in their family-owned factories to cut the markup out of the price and deliver quality furniture directly to their customers, eliminating the middlemen. "Outer is a fantastic outdoor company that is perfect for city/urban living. Their scale and modular pieces make it simple to change the look when it's time to dance and entertain. In addition, they have seating options for all types of spaces," Reid explains.
Outer’s Teak Outdoor Armless Chair Conversation Set is perfect for spaces that might not have the square footage for outdoor sofas or chaises. This comfy pair of chairs is available in grey or cream fabric cushions made from durable, easy-clean materials. The modular chairs are designed to work well with other Outer sets for endless configuration possibilities. They're hard to beat with responsibly sourced, FSC-certified® grade-A teak, a patented OuterShell® cover, and a versatile design.
The brainchild of Sara Sugarman, Lulu and Georgia is a luxury online décor brand that aims to make the latest interior design more accessible. Their teams of buyers and designers stay ahead of trends by traveling the globe and staying on top of what’s happening in the industry.
"Lulu & Georgia is a distinctive company with a selection of products that show a modern coastal aesthetic, providing customers with luxurious, well-built furniture that is up-to-date on cutting-edge industry trends," says Reid.
The Ylva Indoor / Outdoor Accent Chair features a woven seat and back with a warm wood finish. An artful balance between rugged and modern styles, this beautiful occasional chair is constructed from FSC-certified® teak wood with a slightly reclined seta for comfort. A set of these would make perfect, comfortable outdoor chairs for any balcony seating arrangement.
The Pira Indoor / Outdoor Side Table features an eye-catching ombre finish for a modern, chic style. Not all balconies have room for a coffee table, but a side table of this size is perfect. This side table is made from concrete and built to last, bringing elevated, industrial-inspired style to any outdoor space.
"Frontgate uses only the highest-quality materials, including easy-to-clean performance textiles and high-quality plantation teak," says interior designer KD Reid. From furniture to pool floats with everything in between, Frontgate creates exclusive designs alongside professionals who are passionate about comfort, beauty, and craftsmanship. In addition, all Frontgate furniture is made for life with a 10-year structural frame warranty.
The Café Square Back Chairs and Table Set comes with four chairs and a café table. The outdoor dining set comes in two beautiful shades of handwoven, all-weather fibers. The chairs are designed to stack together for easy storage, and the folding table tucks quickly away when not in use. In addition, each piece features a durable powder-coated aluminum frame for lasting enjoyment.
If you’d like a spot to keep throws and accessories and love wicker patio furniture, the Harper Wicker Storage Tables could offer a perfect fit. They’re lightweight and perfectly sized for accessories like throw blankets and pillows, and they feature slatted teak tops to enable air circulation.
Offering curated and crafted modern furniture, Rove Concepts connects customers with quality design experiences. Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 2011, Rove grew from a powerful desire to modernize the furniture industry with a focus on sophisticated, contemporary style. "Rove Concepts really delivers in that sophisticated and sexy vibe that communicates stature. You can always pop in one of their timeless yet exhilarating pieces to a space to really give it that wow feature," says Jeanelle Ditto, founder of Blush Interior Designs.
For those with enough square footage on their balcony for outdoor sofas or sectionals, the Arya Outdoor Armless Chair is a modular piece that works in various configurations. The armless chairs can build a comfortable, lounge-friendly outdoor section with an effortless, sleek appeal. The plush back and elegantly curved seat brims with layers of sumptuous cushioning, making Arya perfect for relaxing in on a calm summer night.
The Louis Outdoor Armchair features a powder-coated aluminum frame with structured lines and soft, fast-dry cushioning. Designed with comfort and durability in mind, the Louis embodies relaxed, coastal-inspired styling with its teak wood accents atop the armrests. You can choose from a black or white fade-resistant powder-coated finish for the frame and two versatile, neutral fabric colors.
Founded to support people through ethical production, West Elm offers beautiful outdoor patio furniture with grade designs. They work to strengthen local economies and boost their designers and artists, particularly in underrepresented areas. "West Elm is a good across-the-board source for clean, safe, and beautiful. It has a milder modern feel so that if you want something less bold and daring that is easier to match with various styles of other furniture and decor," shares Ditto.
If you'd like a full bistro set up on your balcony, the Mosaic Tiled Outdoor Bistro Table, Folding Bistro Chair, and Bar Cart set is an excellent option. With hand-inlaid pearly ceramic tiles on a hardwood base, the table adds a touch of marble to your balcony space. The folding chairs are made from solid hardwood with easy-clean fabric, and the bar cart features a solid wood wire-brushed surface. Thanks to the folding chairs, this set easily moves out of the way when not in use.
The Outdoor Pedestal Dining Table and Slope Chairs set is perfect for making a big impression in a small space. The table is made from a grey concrete composite with a smooth tabletop, while the chairs feature a stainless-steel frame and base with handwoven wicker for the seat and back. Together, this mixed-material set looks cool and modern, perfect for long conversations under the summer stars.
Tips for Making Your Balcony an Outdoor Oasis
1. Measure Your Doorways
“Measure your space and your doorway before you buy anything! Balconies tend to be small, so it's easy to choose furniture that's too large for the space, or worse, furniture that won't fit through your balcony door,” designer Jessica Welling told Living Cozy.
Don’t forget to think about space to move around the furniture, especially if you plan to add plants (more on that soon). If you’re having a hard time making everything fit, consider a folding table or folding chairs, so you can move them out of the way when they’re not in use.
2. Extend Your Living Space
"Size shouldn't deter you from creating a beautiful balcony that you can enjoy year-round, whether you choose to design your balcony as an extension of the existing room or as an escape of its own. The use of scale, texture, and patterns can create a feeling of high-end luxury," said KD Reid.
If you decide to make your balcony an extension of an existing room, you’ll want the furniture and colors in both spaces to go well together. These rules don’t apply to those creating an escape contained on the balcony, though.
And for the poolside vibe, Reiss recommends “rattan style chairs and patterned fabric cushions can help bring your balcony into resort level style and comfort.”
3. Keep it Simple in Tight Spaces
"In a tight space, too much décor can come off as clutter. Instead, try adding one focal point, like a lounger, and one or two finishing touches in coordinating colors. In addition, Wall space is often overlooked and can be a clever place to add shelving for storage or your plants," interior designer KD Reid continued.
Less is more when decorating tight spaces, so now might be the time to look for some minimalist inspiration. You’ll want room to walk, move, and stretch out when you relax. Add the furniture you need and a few accents that make the space complete, then stop there.
“In general, a small bistro set for outdoor dining, or a couple of comfy lounge chairs and an accent table is all the furniture you need,” said Welling.
4. Use Sustainable, Rust-Resistant, and Long-Lasting Materials
It's tempting to buy the cheapest balcony or outdoor dining furniture you can find, especially if you're a renter who moves around. But buying sustainable, durable, and water-resistant furniture is a much better investment for the long run, and if you don’t need it anymore, it tends to maintain a good resale value.
“Avoid iron furniture to prevent rusting and opt for more sustainable materials such as teak and cedar. Aesthetics, budget, and lifestyle are three design elements to consider when buying anything for your home,” KD Reid commented.
“If you plan to leave your furniture out year-round, be sure to get all-weather wicker (which is made of woven plastic to look like wicker) or metal. It's also helpful to choose pieces that fold or stack together to save space,” added Welling. If your furniture stays out on the balcony 365-days a year, it's also worth investing in some furniture covers to keep it at its best.
And when it comes to picking out the ideal balcony furniture, you don't need to always buy the newest styles. “Outdoor furniture is typically better to buy pieces that are not super trendy,” said designer Kammi Reiss. “The best outdoor furniture are the ones that are built to last with simple, timeless designs.”
5. Add Some Greenery
“Create shade and privacy with large plants. The plants don't even have to be real! Just be sure they look real and are rated for outdoor use. I like to put them in pretty ceramic pots or baskets,” Welling told Living Cozy.
“Plants and greenery are fabulous ways to personalize and enhance your balcony. Hanging plants such as pothos and large potted plants like snake plants are good choices that need minimal to medium attention,” added Kammi Reiss.
6. Include Some Outdoor Decor
To make your balcony feel like a true outdoor living space and the perfect space for lounging away those summer nights, think about the decor and lighting that goes alongside your furniture.
“Layer your outdoor lighting,” said Welling. “I recommend starting with an inexpensive set of globe string lights overhead. Then add a few candle lanterns to the table for a cozy romantic look. Of course, you can always use LED candles if real ones aren't allowed.”
“An outdoor rug will make your balcony feel cozy and pulled together. It's also a great place to bring in bold colors and patterns. And since you'll likely only need a 4'x6' or 5'x7' rug, it will be easy to find. But to really make an outdoor living space feel like your own private oasis, you'll want to add a few more accessories, like a couple of outdoor pillows and washable cotton throw blankets,” Welling finished.