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Sunny weather is here! And you better believe we’re going to be soaking up all the sun we can get from home, as well as hosting small gatherings. Which means taking advantage of our teeny tiny balcony, and turning it into a happy place to spend a lazy afternoon. Here, 17 pieces of small balcony furniture that’ll totally transform an outdoor space, no matter what size it is. Psst, you can totally put these items on a patio or porch too.

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1. Bayou Breeze Kunz 120'' Cantilever Umbrella

Did you get your first sunburn of the season while “working” from the balcony? Same and we wish we’d invested in one of these umbrellas. The cantilever design is ideal for small spaces because the stand stays out of the way, rather than becoming the focal point.

Buy It ($178)

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2. Hashtag HomeUnwind Wicker/Rattan Balcony Table

OK, this idea is pretty genius. Rather than letting a stand-alone table take up precious outdoor space, just secure this wicker and rattan one to your balcony railing. Oh, and did we mention it folds down easily when not in use?

Buy It ($130)

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3. Bayou Breeze Outdoor Standing Basket Patio Chair with Cushions

Sometimes, you’re better off setting up one big, comfy chair than trying to fit a whole patio set up there—especially if you′re interested in securing some alone time. This cool teardrop-shaped lounger looks like a tranquil spot to for curling up with a good book.

Buy It ($560)

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4. Mercury RowCollingswood 2 Person Seating Group with Cushions

Looking to complete your modern aesthetic, even from the exterior? This weather-resistant wicker set should do the trick. The chic chairs will make you feel like you’re sitting poolside at a fancy resort and with ultra-comfortable foam-filled cushions, you’ll never want to get up. Just keep in mind that the brand recommends storing all three pieces inside when they’re not in use, to keep them looking good as new. High maintenance, but worth it.

Buy It ($620)

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5. George Oliver Gardner 2 Person Seating Group with Cushions

We can totally imagine sipping our morning coffee settled in one of these minimalist chairs. And the beauty of the clean lines of this three piece set is that they don’t overwhelm even the most compact space.

Buy It ($350)

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6. AllModern Bullock Outdoor Wooden Loveseat with Cushions

Room for two people to sit, with a little ledge to rest your cocktail. What more could you need? This solid wood frame will stand the test of time, becoming the mainstay of your outdoor space.

Buy It ($590)

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7. Gracie Oaks Refton Concrete Hanging Planter

Plants instantly pull your decor together, but they can take up a lot of room. That’s why we’re fans of this hanging planter. Secure it to the ceiling (provided part of your balcony has one) or to the wall and your plant baby will have a totally ‘gram-worthy new home.

Buy It ($56; $50)

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8. AllModern Jurgen Patio Chair with Cushions

This corner chair turns an awkward balcony edge into seating; buy two to place at either end of your space and/or push together to make a loveseat, or add a matching ottoman to make it into a chaise.

Buy It ($770; $460)

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9. Zipcode Design Gunnar 76'' Long Reclining Single Chaise with Cushions

Small-space living requires pieces be convertible and multi-functional. This chaise, which is relatively narrow at 24 inches wide, can be flattened to make a bench for seating

Buy It ($220)

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10. Heat Storm Tripod Infrared 1500 Watt Electric Patio Heater

Make your outdoor seasons longer with this petite-but-powerful outdoor heater. The base of the tripod is just a bit wider than 12 inches while the top of the unit is 27 inches wide, so it can fit into a narrow space.

Buy It ($169; $118)

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11. Wade Logan Grimson Patio Chair (Set of 2)

In a narrow footprint, this chair makes a big statement with molded metal that's heavy-duty yet lightweight (and no worries about it getting soaked during spring showers).

Buy It ($340)

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12. Highland Dunes Tollett Striped Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

A rug is the single outdoor decor item that really pulls a look together. You'll love this one's fresh-looking stripe, and appreciate the durability of its power-loomed polypropylene material.

Buy It ($163; $150)

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13. Longshore Tides Reedsburg Bronze One-Bulb 8.15“ H Solar Powered Outdoor Hanging Lantern

Outdoor lighting really elevates any patio or balcony, and this lantern makes adding it easy, since its solar power means there's no swagged cord or hard-wiring to deal with. Use as a table centerpiece or cluster a couple together and hang from the eaves.

Buy It ($62)

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14. Wrought Studio Virginio Metal 4 Person Seating Set

Both lightweight and sturdy, this set has everything going for it—including good looks that will blend with eclectic and modern style decor. The PVC-coated polyester is going to resist stains and stay colorfast in all weather, so your investment in outdoor living will keep paying off over the years.

Buy It ($203)

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15. Endless Summer Outdoor Propane Fire Pit Table

A pretty side table or focal point for your balcony, this has a tile-and-steel mantle that encircles a center of flaming hot lava rock. The propane tank that fuels this is hidden underneath the table, so that's compact.

Buy It ($250; $210)

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16. Veradek Metallic Series Galvanized Powder-Coated Steel Planter Box

Sometimes even the smallest balconies need to devote some square footage to ensuring privacy. This 12-inch deep planter is surprisingly lightweight; it lets you use bamboo or other tall plants to grow into an attractive outdoor wall.

Buy It ($252)

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17. Novogratz Roberta Outdoor Rocking Chair

Powder-coated steel is impregnable by rain, heat, even snow—but you'll want to bring this cool modern rocker inside long before winter because it's a bright and happy pop of color for any seating area.

Buy It ($300; $180)

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