12 pieces of furniture and decor that are perfect for a small balcony or porch

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  • Having a balcony is amazing, but it’s also not unheard of for it to be small and cramped.
  • Here are 12 furniture and decor ideas designed to help maximize your balcony or small outdoor space.

Having your own private balcony is a huge plus. You begin to dream of all the coffee and little croissants (in your robe, of course) or the intimate dinners you can enjoy, but having a small outdoor space means being super intentional with every square inch. It’s likely you won’t have room for both an outdoor sectional and an outdoor dining table.

Many balconies have exceptionally little wiggle room, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jazz it up tiny-house style with furniture designed for small areas and even decor that can hang from the walls or railings so it’s not taking up precious floor space.

Keep day dreaming because your little coffee and croissant date is about to come true.

Here are 12 pieces of furniture and decor for your small balcony:

A personal table that can attach to a railing

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This foldable railing-table can be used as an outdoor coffee table or desk.

Cropsey Wicker/Rattan Balcony Table, currently available on Wayfair for $102.99

This foldable wicker table attaches directly the railing of a balcony, porch, or deck to be used as a personal desk or coffee table. It can be folded down when it’s not in use, and is weather-resistant and waterproof so you won’t have to worry leaving it outside either.

A set of tiny wall planters

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Gigee 3-Piece Ceramic Wall Planter Set, currently available on Wayfair for $43.99

This adorable wall planter set can fit three plants however you want both horizontally and vertically. These small planters are perfect for potting herbs or flowers.

A compact table and chair set

A small white bistro set with two chairs and an end table from Wayfair

Long Bistro Set with Cushions, currently available on Wayfair for $185.99

This compact bistro set can easily fit on the smallest of balconies. All three pieces are weather- and rust-resistant.

An electric grill

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This grill can be used with or without its stand, and be placed on a table or counter.

George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, currently available on Amazon for $149.95

This indoor/outdoor grill is perfect for small spaces since it’s electric powered, meaning no need to worry about charcoal, propane, or fire. Its stand is removable so you can grill on the balcony floor, small table, or even countertop. 

Install a privacy screen

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Create the privacy you want and need with a privacy screen.

6.5 foot high by 3.5 foot wide Privacy Screen, currently available on Wayfair for $299.99

Chances are, if you have a balcony, there is another one directly next to you. A privacy wall or screen can help you get the most out of your tiny balcony. Each panel is scratch proof and weather resistant, so your space will stay beautiful overtime. 

A patch of grass for your dog

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Create a place for your dog to use the bathroom.

Fresh Patch Disposable Dog Potty with Real Grass, currently available on Amazon for $29

If your balcony is several stories up, chances are you’re far away from grass for your dog to easily relieve himself or herself. The Fresh Patch can fit in the corner of your balcony so your dog can use the bathroom whenever he or she needs. The entire product is disposable, so it can be thrown out after a few weeks and a new patch laid down after.

A railing planter

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Hang your flowers directly off the railing with this planter.

C-Hopetree Hanging Balcony Planter, currently available on Amazon for $59.99

If you don’t have any wall space to hang a vertical garden, try attaching this planter to your railing to liven up your small balcony. The metal frame and wicker basket is weather-resistant and is the perfect size to house small perennial flowers.

A balcony bar

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Enjoy drinks or dinner on this balcony railing bar.

Winston Porter Acacia Wood Balcony Bar Table, currently available on Wayfair for $134.99

Attach this mini balcony bar to your railing and maximize the small and narrow space you have. Enjoy drinks on the table top and store your supplies on the small bottom shelf until you’re ready for more.

Decorate with outdoor lights

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Add some delicate lighting around the railings of your balcony.

LED Fairy Lights Battery Operated with Remote Control Timer, currently available on Amazon for $19.99

These outdoor LED lights can be controlled via remote and are also waterproof. You can wrap them around the railing of your balcony to create a more cozy feeling without worrying about large glaring lights in your face.

An outdoor bean bag chair

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Morph a bean bag chair to fit your small space.

Outdoor Striped Bean Bag Lounger, currently available from Wayfair for $164.99

Not only are bean bag chairs comfortable, but they can be smushed and morphed to fit the space you have more easily than a metal chair. Each chair is filled with EPS beads and the cover is fade-, mold-, UV-, and weather-resistant. 

A railing cup holder

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Now you’ll have a place to put your drinks with these cup holders.

YOY Drink Cup Holder Clip, currently available on Amazon for $10.97

These cup holders can attach to any table or railing to maximize space without compromising function. Each can hold up to 30 ounces and cups or cans that are 3-inches in diameter, or any other object as a matter of fact.

Add wooden flooring

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Create a solid floor on top of a metal-grated balcony with these Teak wood tiles.

Bare Decor EZ-Floor Interlocking Flooring Tiles, currently available on Amazon for $77.99

These Teak wood interlocking tiles are perfect to give your small space some character. Because they connect to each other, you can control how large or small you want your flooring to be. Whether you want to create a solid floor for your metal grate balcony or create a separate section, these are a great solution.

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