Not only is spring a good time to zhuzh up your balcony, but with new rules on outdoor socialising now in effect, chances are you’ll be spending a lot more time there in the coming months. Whether you have a patio-size space in Zone 4 or a pokey little hangout in Deptford, giving it a spruce-up needn’t cost a fortune. We’ve pulled together some inexpensive (but decidedly stylish) décor from Amazon, from bistro sets and other furniture to cocktail pitchers and throw cushions.
This simple bistro set will fit in even the cosiest spaces.
Or how about this weather-resistant set, which you can leave out even if the weather takes a turn.
But we also like this rocking chair, which would be perfect for sitting and watching the sun set.
String lights are a must for any outdoor space — these ones are solar-powered.
This rug, made from plastic fibres, is easy to clean (but looks like it costs twice the price).
Likewise, these waterproof cushions (which come in a wide range of colours) can be left outside, either as floor cushions or to zhuzh up a love seat.
Show off your plants with this multi-level plant stand.
We like the speckled finish on this pair of planters.
These white hanging planters would also be perfect for a trailing ivy.
They also do a wider variety, which would be perfect for a trailing plant such as ivy.
You could use this tray for cocktails, or even arrange some candles on it if you’re on the balcony in the evening.
Finches deserve a little snack too.
This hanging feeder is utterly charming.
Recreate your garden from The Sims with these derpy flamingos.
Since patios are often conservative in terms of space, double-duty décor will be a big help. This cooler box has a rattan finish and could even function as a side table.
An inexpensive side table that can accommodate your book club read, a cafetiere, and maybe some SPF, too.
Keep mosquitos away with a (nice) citronella candle.
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