Expansive lounge furniture is unsuitable for small balconies. For this reason, many manufacturers offer lounge furniture for small outdoor areas. Weatherproof furniture that can be left outside in summer in any weather is recommended. When it rains, only light items, such as the seat pads, have to be brought dry.
Folding furniture doesn't take up much space either. A foldable mini dining table and two chairs are usually suitable for small balconies. Specialist shops offer them in various materials such as metal, wood and plastic.
The following pieces of furniture also help to use the available space sparingly but sensibly:
- Hanging tables are an alternative to classic dining tables. They can easily be attached to the balcony railing. One disadvantage is the small contact area.
- Side tables are lower than dining tables and are particularly suitable for a cozy coffee party.
- Low seat cushions that are available in different materials such as knit, felt or leather. For the balcony, they are suitable in weather-resistant materials such as polyester. This is how they stand up to rain.
If you want to relax on your small balcony, you need a sun lounger. Like the balcony furniture, this should not be too massive. Foldable models made from lightweight materials like aluminium are best. Deckchairs are also easy to assemble and dismantle.
Plant lovers don't want to do without flowers and herbs on a small balcony. In addition to the classic window boxes, which are available in different sizes, balcony plants can be arranged in many ways.
After the concept for the arrangement of the plants on the small balcony is ready, it is time to choose suitable plants. Basically: plants get only a limited amount of nutrients and water in flower pots and cannot take care of themselves. This is why it is important to choose the right soil or suitable substrate.