Smaller homes and gardens are on the rise. But just because you have a small space to work with, it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t make a big impact. As the saying goes, less is more. No matter how big or small your balcony or courtyard, our range of furniture for small outdoor spaces, including balcony furniture, balcony chairs and courtyard furniture will help you create your little slice of paradise.
Courtyard and balcony furniture for Sydney living
Smaller homes and outdoor spaces are becoming increasingly common, especially for city dwellers. But just because you only have a small space to work with doesn’t mean you can’t get a lot out of your alfresco life. In this instance, you can make more of less.
Our excellent range of balcony furniture and patio furniture makes it easy to get the most out of your little slice of the great outdoors. Choose a little balcony set for two, a sun lounger, a few little stools, or even a petite lounge set – whatever you need to create the perfect outdoor space for your home is here. Explore the full range online, or come in-store and let our helpful staff help you pick out the perfect courtyard or balcony furniture.
How to style a courtyard or balcony?
We get it, it’s easy to get over excited and plan for your courtyard or balcony to be a garden, reading nook, alfresco dining room and lounging area. But that’s simply not practical most of the time, and trying to get all of that in there will make it a stressful area to be in.
It’s important to keep it functional and uncluttered, designed with multi-purpose items and clever designs that make the most of the space. Consider exactly what you’ll be using the balcony for. If you really like the idea of meals outdoors, make a table your priority, but choose a narrower one as needed to fit the space. If you’re more interested in a reading nook, skip the table in favour of a hanging chair. If you want to use the space for casual drinks, a cluster of chairs and a coffee table is best. Bench seats are a good alternative to chairs as they take up less space and, at a pinch, you can squeeze an extra person on. L-shaped benches in corners are a space saving alternative to armchairs or two sofas if you’re looking for a cosy balcony set up.
Then add plants – either a few pots or a vertical garden – and some outdoor cushions and your outdoor space is perfect.
What type of furniture can I put on an outside balcony?
A big part of making the most of your small outdoor space is choosing the perfect patio furniture. Slim, lightweight furniture is best, to create a sense of space, so look for pieces made from cane, mesh or fine iron, or anything with lattice work instead of solid panels.
You’ll also need to consider the weather that your balcony or courtyard is exposed to. If it gets a lot of wind, you’ll want a balcony set made out of iron or heavier timber so it doesn’t get blown around or even away by a big gust. If you get a lot of rain, you might be better with treated iron or plastic to withstand that. Timber and fabric are likely to fade in areas that get intense sun.
How to keep spiders away from patio furniture
There’s nothing less enjoyable than settling into your balcony for a relaxing evening and spotting a spider making a home in your furniture. Even the harmless ones put many people on edge, and there are plenty of them lurking in gardens in Sydney. But how to keep spiders away from patio furniture?
First, reduce the number of places they can hide by keeping your balcony or courtyard clear of anything that doesn’t need to be out there. Tools, toys, shoes and rubbish all provide places for spiders to hide.
Trim vegetation around the courtyard, and move it away from the patio furniture. If spiders are a real problem for you, you may want to consider removing all large shrubs and potted plants.
Brush, vacuum or hose down your balcony furniture and walls regularly, to remove webs and discourage spiders from returning. Remove cushions and knock them together too.
Some garden lovers swear by using strong scents to repel spiders and other bugs. Mix peppermint essential oil with water in a spray bottle and spritz liberally before use. This had the added benefit of smelling great.
Where to buy balcony furniture near me?
Flower Power of course! We have the best range of balcony furniture in Sydney, with everything from dining settings to stools and coffee tables, and even hanging chairs. Our buyers have curated the expansive selection from around the world, and you’re sure to find the perfect piece for your small outdoor space. Explore your options online or visit us in-store to see for yourself. And don’t forget to take advantage of home delivery for ultimate convenience.