Creating a cosy balcony | Futanni

Creating a cosy balcony

Your balcony might be your best friend this winter…here’s how to make sure of it.

Small but mighty.

When your space is restricted, smaller furniture is a given. The last thing you need is that awkward table and chair set that takes up all of your space. Choose a lightweight item that is portable and has a minimal footprint.

You may even go one step farther and choose a foldable or stackable set. Because of this, you can still use your balcony for other purposes, like that early-morning yoga session or snooze zone…

This is where our Dream Folding Chair comes in. Exactly what it says on the tin, this chair is the perfect modern solution that folds away like a dream – just what your balcony needs.

P.S…a lot of our furniture – like the Dream – is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, making it the perfect investment for your entire home, not just one space.

Built-in is IN.

You don’t have to be a DIY genius to source some built-in seating to save square footage! Using the edges of your space will always make your balcony feel bigger.

If in doubt, plant it out…

Bring some greenery and life into the mix to make your own little outside oasis. This creates the effect of a garden even when you don’t have access to one. You can also consider adding some herbs to your balcony so that it smells as good as it looks…they’re great to have when cooking too!

Some greenery can also add some much-needed privacy. Balconies can often be overlooked, adding foliage can help to combat this and make it feel more secluded.

Add pattern and texture.

To add depth and scale to your balcony without crowding it out, try adding a textured or patterned accent. A set of pillows and throws, an outdoor rug, or even the material your furniture is constructed of can accomplish this.

Our Air Collection is a great way of adding both saturation and texture to a space. Available in an array of colours, it can suit whatever design you have in mind.

Use those walls!

Any walls are simply an extension of your floor, believe it or not! Wall-mounted hanging baskets, flowerbeds and artwork can all be used to make your outdoor space feel like an extension of your apartment.

To add some colour to your balcony, you can also just paint a wall to turn it into its own feature. However, be mindful that, although dark colours may be cosy, they may also enclose a space and make it seem even smaller. Be colour wise!

Are you feeling inspired to upgrade your balcony? Get in touch with us, we’d love to help you find the perfect furniture.