Garden furniture for small outdoor spaces and balconies to create a stylish sun trap

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The sun is here! Welcome to our guide to gorgeous garden furnishings for small outdoor spaces and balconies, so you can make the most of the summer. 

The same thing happens every year: for months it feels like we’ll never know what it is to be warmed by the sun’s rays again and then suddenly, boom. It’s as if summer has sprung out of nowhere.

There’s nothing lovelier than enjoying a glass of something cool in your own garden in the warmer months. Now, we appreciate that for many people a garden is a luxury, so we’ve pulled together a selection of the most stylish garden furniture out there, that’s perfect for small spaces, too.

Floor cushions, singular chairs to lay back and catch a tan in and even an exceptionally beautiful hammock, in case you’re working with a teeny balcony. These outdoors furnishings will have your place summer-ready in a flash. 

  • Maranhao beach towel

    Don’t have enough room for a chair, or have no desire to be sat down in your sun trap? No problem. La Redoute is bringing the beach vibe to your sunny spot with this cotton beach towel. 

    Lay it out on your balcony, in your garden or on your doorstep, close your eyes and soak up the rays on the most stylish towel in town. 

    Shop Maranhao beach towel at La Redoute, £26

  • La Plage umbrella

    Garden furniture for small spaces: parasol

    You might not have a beach in your back garden but this stylish outdoor umbrella is just the thing to keep those harmful UV rays off your face.

    This piece is part of Anthropologie’s popular artist collaboration series, partnering with Clare V. who designed this patio parasol to convey the whimsy of a hot, French summer. 

    Shop La Plage beach umbrella at Anthropologie, £328

  • Vallarta outdoor stool

    If you fancy giving your outdoor space some real pizazz, this cute side table is just the ticket. 

    The design comes in three colours (including a cool grey and rich blue), but the contrast between the pastel pink and moody charcoal is too stylish for us to resist. 

    Shop Vallarta outdoor stool at Anthropologie, £128

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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